Man of God: Saint John of Shanghai & San Francisco
Translated from the Russian Compiled by Archpriest Peter Perekrestov
“The time has come to especially invoke the prayerful aid of Archbishop John, that these days dedicated to his memory might be spent in a worthy manner. This book is being published on the occasion of the silver, i.e., the twenty-fifth anniversary of the repose of our ever-memorable Vladika John. The Lord granted the compiler of this book the joy of gathering revealing materials, which have been arranged into four sections. The book does not pretend to exhaust its subject. An effort was made to avoid duplicating what was printed soon after Vladika’s repose, although the section of reminiscences concludes with Metropolitan Philaret’s well-known eulogy which he gave at Vladika’s funeral. This section tells about Vladika’s faith as witnessed by his deeds, about his ready accessibility, his lack of self-interest, his unremitting spiritual struggles. The section of testimonies concerning his prayerful intercession vividly explains why it is that people’s hearts are so drawn to Vladika John, and why he and his power of prayer have become so widely known—everywhere help is needed! The third section contains some of his sermons. Although not long, it wonderfully conveys the inspiration of an Orthodox hierarch[...]. The fourth section is comprised primarily of a number of decrees issued by Vladika John, reflecting his strictness, particularly regarding the clergy.” —“INTRODUCTION TO THE RUSSIAN EDITION”
Publisher’s Preface Chronology Introduction to the Russian Edition — Archbishop Anthony PART I — REMINISCENCES The Consecration of Archbishop John — Archbishop Nikon My Meetings with Vladika John — Yuri Khrushchev “Now That Is a Bishop!” — Archimandrite Ambrose Examples of Sanctity and Piety — P. Kovalevsky A Remarkable Student — N. and M. Zernov Remembering the Archpastor-Ascetic — Bishop Mitrofan Znosko-Borovsky Shanghai Acolyte — Archpriest George Larin A Righteous Man of the 20th Century — Archpriest Valery Lukianov Recollections About Vladika John — E. G. Chertkova To the Glory of God and His Saints — Abbess Elizabeth With Vladika Through the Years — T. Kennedy (Urusova) From Shanghai to San Francisco — Protopresbyter Elias Wen Remembering Vladika John — Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko Vladika John Knew the Serbian Character — Bishop Daniel With Vladika John in France — M. Skachkovsky With Vladika at Christmastime — Reader Vladimir Krassovsky Vladika Had an Incredible Memory — Princess Vera Konstantinovna Eulogy Before the Memorial Service — Metropolitan Philaret PART II — TESTIMONIES CONCERNING ARCHBISHOP JOHN’S POWER OF PRAYER PART III — SERMONS AND HOMILIES Before Lent A Word Before a Memorial Service for the Tsar-Martyr The Exaltation of the Cross The Glorification of God-pleasers Come, O Ye People, Let Us Worship I Believe in the Resurection of the Dead... In the Beginning Was the Word... An Instructive Lesson for Youth A Word on Repentance A Brief Sermon on the Day of the Holy Spirit Sermon on the Sunday of Orthodoxy Concerning Talents and Iconography A Sermon on the Day of Theophany The Church as the Body of Christ Homily on the Two Banquets A Talk on the Dread Judgment Zacchaeus Why the Wise Thief Was Pardoned Russia The Sin of Regicide The Spiritual Condition of the Russian People in the Diaspora 950-Year Anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’ PART IV — DECREES AND EXHORTATIONS ISSUED BY ARCHBISHOP JOHN APPENDIX Troparion to the Saint Report of the Examination of the Saint’s Holy Remains Glossary Acknowledgements ILLUSTRATIONS Bishop of Shanghai, 1938; Shanghai cathedral, Surety of Sinners; a popular photo of Vladika John; in France, 1950s; giving a sermon in the Synodal Cathedral of the Mother of God “Of the Sign” in New York; Vladika John; “With the saints give rest...”; Cathedral of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow” in San Francisco.
Item Number: BKNO443 Publication Data: Richfield Springs, NY: Nikodemos Orthodox Publication Society, 2015 Format: softcover Number of Pages: 256 Dimensions (l × w × h): 21.3 cm × 13.8 cm × 1.9 cm Additional Information: full-color and black-and-white illustrations ISBN: 978‒1‒879066‒06‒9