Mary - Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church Since the Virgin Mary's role in the mystery of Christ and the Spirit has been treated, it is fitting now to consider her place in the mystery of the Church. She is 'clearly the mother of the members of Christ'. Thus the Blessed Virgin advanced in her pilgrimage of faith, and faithfully persevered in her union with her Son unto the cross.
Compiled by Father Demetrios Serfes Archbishop John Maximovitch TROPARION, TONE 6 "Glorious apostle to an age of coldness and unbelief, invested with the grace-filled power of the saints of old, divinely-illumined seer of heavenly mysteries,feeder of orphans, hope of the hopeless, thou didst enkindle on earth the fire of love for Christ upon the dark eve of the day of jugment; pray now that this sacred flame may also rise from our hearts.
Johnconsidered a saint in his own lifetime, icons already appeared on the walls of many Orthodox Church's not long after St. John's repose in the Lord. John was loved for his sanctity, which soon spread to all of Europe, the holy Land, and to North and South America.
John was loved by and respected by even the civil authorities of many countries, as this holy man of God, was a well known theologian, and by many as a Fool-for-Christ. A zealous missionary hierarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church, St. John is still well remembered with great spiritual love in China, in the Phillipines, and in North and South America.
Just ask anyone about St. John in Europe, the remark will mostly be "truly a holy man of God. John was also a great Archpastor, when ever you where ill he was at your door way, and at your bed side, no matter what time of the day, even in the middle of the night.
John appears in the hospitals among those who are ill, and in many cases he just appears! The holy oil that can be obtained at his tomb has cured many faithful note the photo belowand has helped many to become well once again.
John is also known to love children, and the chidlren would flock around him with affection and with love.
Any young alar boy who had served in the holy altar remembers well Vladika John. All of his fellow hierarchs had a sincere respect for Vladika John, and his priest, his deacons, sub-deacons, and readers loved to serve with him and have been spiritually enriched until this day.
Any child that was poor or a ophan remembers well Vladika John. Even the homeless from the streets of San Francisco, remembers Vladika John. The title that the faithful called Archbishop John was "Vladika.
Truly we should give thanks to our God, for sending us poor sinners, a man named Vladika John. In preparation for this glorification, the tomb containing his relics was recently opened.
When the sepulcher cover was removed, the metal coffin was found to be in a poor state of preservation due to moisture.
Rust has eaten through the coffin and the cover was rusted tightly shut.
Inside, the Gospel Book Editors Notes: The relics the body of Archbishop John, however, were found to be totally incorrupt. His skin was white an soft, and upon lifting out his body it was found to be very light due to dehydration but was totally intact.
Those who came forward to venerate the relic discovered that they exuded a sweet fragrance. Exposure of a body to amount of moisture that deteriorated metal and other objects would surely caused rapid decomposition.
There is thus no basis to argue that Archbishop John;s body had undergone some sort of mummification. The incorruptibility of a saint's relics is a sign of God's special favor and grace.
It is also a testimony of the eternal blessedness that awaits the elect of God. Also from sources of rememberance of stories told to myself.
What better description could be found to portray the essence of a man whose love for Christ drew him to such heights of spiritual perfection that he enkindled the faith of thousands from East to West?
The life of Archbishop John Maximovitch demonstrates more vividly than any words that true Christianity far exceeds the bounds of human "goodness". Here is a shining reflection of the supernatural love of God which works miracles, a living proof that the burning faith of the early Christian saints still warms the earth at a time when the love of many has grown cold.
Archbishop John did not isolate himself from the world, but he was not of this world. First and foremost he was man of prayer. He completely surrendered himself to God, presenting himself as a "living sacrifice" and he became a true vessel of the Holy Spirit.
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