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John (Shahovskoy) of San Francisco

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John (Shahovskoy) of San Francisco
His Eminence the Most Reverend '''John (Shahovskoy) Archbishop of San Francisco''' was one of the many emigree from the Russian Civil War who entered a monastic life in the Orthodox Church and to become a diocesan bishop in the United States. After first being consecrated Bishop of Brooklyn in the American Metropolia, he was elected Bishop of San Francisco and Western America and Archbishop in 1961, a position he held until his retirement in 1973.

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