June19/July 2, 2017
St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker
On this great feast day of America’s own saint, whose relics lie in the San Francisco Cathedral, I feel compelled again to bring the church into our home. I discover another divine service which is found online in both text and youtube, making it easy to pray along with the video. The Akathist Glory to God for All Things can be sung at any time for any reason, and I especially feel its message now as I plan departure from a city that has taken such good care of us these past several years. Wondrous is God in His Saints!
The mic needs more work, but I was so busy appreciating the simplicity of the sanctuary and the loveliness of hearing the chants in non-Byzantine Western tones, that I didn’t notice. What parish is this?
It is Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Ellwood City, PA