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Saint John Maximovitch icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon St John the Wonderworker, Byzantine art wall hanging wood plaque, religious gift theme 2

Saint John Maximovitch icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon St John the Wonderworker, Byzantine art wall hanging wood plaque, religious gift theme 2

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This byzantine icon is a lithography with double varnish layer to ensure vivid colors and waterproof properties depicting Saint John Maximovitch the Wonderworker, is a god inspired artwork abiding to the Athonian technique that was gives this icon unique religious and aesthetic value.

Our father among the saints John (Maximovitch), Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco (1896-1966), was a diocesan bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) who served widely from China to France to the United States.

He departed this life on June 19 (O.S.) / July 2 (N.S.), 1966, and was officially glorified by the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad on July 2, 1994. His glorification was later recognized for universal veneration by the Patriarchate of Moscow on July 2, 2008.

With the end of World War II and the coming to power of the Communists in China, Bp. John led the exodus of his community from Shanghai in 1949. Initially, he helped some 5,000 refugees to a camp on the island of Tubabao in the Philippines, while he travelled successfully to Washington, D.C., to lobby to amending the law to allow these refugees to enter the United States. It was while on this trip that Bp. John took time to establish a parish in Washington dedicated to St. John the Forerunner.

Can be hung on a wall or placed on a flat surface.

The item is sold without the stand depicted.

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