Saint John Maximovitch Bishop of Shanghai and San Francisco - Athonite
Saint John Maximovitch Bishop of Shanghai and San Francisco - Athonite
Saint John Maximovitch Bishop of Shanghai and San Francisco - Athonite
Saint John Maximovitch Bishop of Shanghai and San Francisco - Athonite
Saint John Maximovitch Bishop of Shanghai and San Francisco - Athonite
Saint John Maximovitch Bishop of Shanghai and San Francisco - Athonite

Saint John Maximovitch Bishop of Shanghai and San Francisco

Regular price $85.00

The Story Behind This Icon:

Saint John Maximovitch was born in Kharkov of Russia in 1896. Saint John was raised as a Christian, and had to leave Russia in 1921 due to the civil war, arriving in Belgrade. There he became a monk and a priest, serving God in all his ways. In 1934, he was ordained as Bishop of Shanghai, but did not serve for long as the communist party took control. In the next twenty years he served again as Bishop in Brussels and Paris. Most notably, he became the Archbishop of San Francisco in 1962. Saint John was very hard on himself, and he was known for his spiritual capabilities. Saint John fell asleep in 1966. His body remains in the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary in San Francisco.

His feast day is celebrated on the Saturday closest to July 2.

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This icon is made of solid, natural limewood (Tilia) that has been prepared by hand using traditional methods and organic materials. The background is comprised of 22 Karat gold leaves that were meticulously applied by hand, piece by piece.

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From the moment you first hold your Holy Icon, you will see the exquisite details that bear truth to the meticulous preparation and creation of the image, as well as feel the depth and weight of the solid wood upon which it is portrayed. One of our larger icon dimensions (11.8" x 15.7"/30 x 40 cm) weighs more than 5 pounds! 

Because we value quality even in the details, your Holy Icon will be shipped in luxury packaging and can be presented as a gift for a friend or family member.

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