Tuesday, July 02, 2013

St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco

I've written years ago
Mr. Husband and myself. 

I've linked to a series of podcasts
This book on him is excellent if you can get it.
Wonderful stories about him online,
including this, this and this.

 Akathists to St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco 
 are found here and here.
{if you need them emailed to you,
write me here.}

 Another book about his life is found here.

The Orthowiki has many things on him and
more links including to his homilies, videos, pictures here.
This one looks like it has some great stories.
Here is another link on his life.

Ways we can honour Saint John on his day:

~ Akathist to St. John
~Troparion and Kontakion to St. John (posted below,
found here).
~ Displaying his icon and having a candle or lampada lit
~Read stories about him 
~Ask his prayer for our daily concerns.
~Love the Mother of God who he also loves
~Go to a service for him if one is able
Troparion (Tone 5)
Thy care for thy flock in its sojourn has prefigured the supplications which thou didst ever offer up for the whole world. Thus do we believe, having come to know thy love, O holy hierarch and wonder-worker John. Wholly sanctified by God through the ministry of the all-pure Mysteries, and thyself strengthened thereby, thou didst hasten unto suffering, O most gladsome healer–hasten now also to the aid of us who honor thee with all our heart.
Kontakion (Tone 4)
Thy heart hath gone out to all who entreat thee with love, O holy hierarch John, and who remember the struggle of thy whole industrious life, and thy painless and easy repose, O faithful servant of the all-pure Directress.
Troparion (Tone 6)
Glorious apostle to an age of coldness and unbelief, invested with the grace-filled power of the saints of old, divinely-illumined seer of heavenly mysteries, feeder of orphans, hope of the hopeless, thou didst enkindle on earth the fire of love for Christ upon the dark eve of the day of judgment; pray now that this sacred flame may also rise from our hearts.
Kontakion of St John (Tone 8 )
Chosen wonderworker and superb servant of Christ/ who pourest out in the latter times/ inexhaustible streams of inspiration and multitude of miracles,/ we praise thee with love and call out to thee:/ Rejoice, holy Hierarch John, wonderworker of the latter times.


Beth said...

Your posts are such a gift, so lovely.
Thank you. And thank you for posting this akathist to St. John. We recently watched a story about his life and Elliot received his icon for St. Nicholas Day. He brings me great joy.

And I must admit I am slightly envious of your cake plate and cover. I have some beautiful plates from my mother but have been in search of a glass cover.

Peace to you and your family. B

Michelle M. said...

Thanks for all these resources, Elizabeth! I read a biography about St John during Lent. He is such a saintly man!

elizabeth said...

Thanks Beth!
The cake stand was a wedding gift from a dear family friends of ours!

I think it was fairly inexpensive ~ found it today on amazon for more than I think we had it for

also the same one at Target for half the price:


you know what is so funny? I often look at other blogs and their cake or pie plates and wish I had theirs. Sigh. Contentment is something to work towards for me!!!

Your comment was a blessing to me, thank you.

Michelle ~ so glad it was helpful! St. John is such a wonderful Saint for us!!!

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

We also love St John the Wonderworker dearly at our home!