Christ is Risen! Good news for Jacksonville St.John's of Shanghai parishioners! The Holy Fire will arrive in the area on Sunday May 21st, 2017.
Brought to you by Rev. Fr Ioann Voloshchuk who will be bringing the Holy Fire this Sunday. Glory to God!
The Rite of Unction will take place in our church after the evening service on Lazarus Saturday 4/8/17
Vespers 5PM with the Rite of Unction
Consecration sets apart a person, an object or a place for the worship and service of God.
"Do not do anything without signing yourself with the sign of the Cross! When you depart on a journey, when you begin your work, when you go to study, when you are alone, and when you are with other people, seal yourself with the Holy Cross on your forehead, your body, your chest, your heart, your lips, your eyes, your ears. All of you should be sealed with the sign of Christ’s victory over hell. Then you will no longer be afraid of charms, evil spirits, or sorcery, because these are dissolved by the power of the Cross like wax before fire and like dust before the wind.”
On Forgiveness Sunday, in all Orthodox churches, the presiding clergyman reads a special prayer after the conclusion of the Vespers service that beseeches God to assist the faithful in the keeping of the fast. After it is read, all the clergy, starting with the patriarch, request forgiveness from all the faithful present in the church, and the laity request forgiveness from the clergy, and from one another personally. One says to another, “Forgive me”, and the traditional answer is “God forgives. Please, forgive me, as well”.
St. Johns of Shanghai & San Francisco Russian Orthodox Church is inviting you to celebrate our Holy Patron's Saints Day in our temple. This is teh 50th Anniversary of Eternal Rest of a Great Man of Orthodoxy. Friday July 1st Vigil at 6 PM and Feast July 2nd 9:30 Divine Liturgy
Sunday, March 1st, 2015 our church hosted celebratory Evening Service for the Feast of Orthodoxy with participation of presbyters of Orthodox parishes of Jacksonville. The prayers were sung in Slavonic, Greek, Aramaic, and English.