Monday, July 2

Festal Learning Basket: Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco...

Commemorated July 2nd


Wear your best to liturgy today
Display an icon of Saint John
Sing the troparion of the feast before meals
Eat Chinese Food
Try using chopsticks to eat with
Add a vase of flowers to your icon corner
Make Russian Tea Cakes for dessert
Make a little paper pigeons to float over your table - here is the story of Saint John and his pigeon


Like a spiritual daystar in heaven's firmament, 
thou didst encompass the whole world and didst enlighten men's souls. 
Hence, thy name is glorified in the East and West. 
For thou didst shine with the grace of the Sun of Righteousness, O John, our beloved shepherd. Wherefore cease not to entreat Christ, that He may have mercy on our souls.

1 comment:

Martha said...

Wonderful ways to fill the day! Thank you. I was blessed that my parents took me out to San Francisco in 1994 for the glorification!!! I will never forget it.
The glorification was like Pascha! So bright. I feel especially close to Bishop John!

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