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WESTERN AMERICAN DIOCESE: November 19, 2012
The Relics of St John (Maximovich) Will Visit Ten Dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church

With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America (Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia) a reliquary with a relic of St John, Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco, will be taken to 10 dioceses of Central Russia. The project is part of the international youth program "Spiritual Connection" and begins on November 16. The holy relics will be taken to the following cities: Ivanovo (November 16-18), Riazan (November 19-21), Tula (November 22-24), Kaluga (November 25-27), Briansk (November 28-30), Kursk (December 1-2), Belgorod (December 4-6), Voronezh (December 7-9), Lipetsk (December 10-12) and Tambov (December 13-15). Numerous educational events are planned in every city the relics of St John visit.