Wonderworking Belt of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco Brought to Arkhangelsk
The Icon with a relic and the Wonderworking Belt of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco have been brought to Arkhangelsk by the founder of the Benevolent Fund "Russian Soul", Elisabeth Arapetova.
According to her the Belt has never been taken anywhere outside of Canada. This Holy Belt is usually kept on the Altar table in the Holy Transfiguration Skete in the Parish of St Seraphim of Sarov in Rawdon, Quebec. Elisabeth Arapetova went on to say that on the rare occasions that the Holy Belt was placed in the chapel for veneration by the faithful, miracles have been witnessed.
The arrival of the Icon and Wonderworking Belt were made possible by the blessings of Metropolitan Daniel of Arkhangelsk and Kholmogory and Archbishop Irénée of Ottawa and Canada.
This is a translation of the article posted on the website of the Arkhangelsk Diocese which describes the visit of Elisabeth Arapetova to Arkhangelsk, it is followed by an article on the life of St John.