July 2 – John of Shanghai and San Francisco; Swithun

John Maximovich, Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco (1896–1966), was born Mikhail in Ukraine, received the name John at his hierodeaconification by Metropolitan Anthony, and, after eight short years as an instructor and tutor, was bishopified and sent to Shanghai. (Inhale.) There he founded an orphanage, ignored the Japanese curfew (much to their indifference), and… Continue reading July 2 – John of Shanghai and San Francisco; Swithun