Icons of St. John Kochurov,
Priest of Chicago & Russia, New-Martyr
Feast: Oct. 31
Born in the Russian Empire, St. John later
served as a missionary Priest in America, working at Chicago (where he
oversaw the building of a glorious Orthodox temple, the Cathedral of
the Holy Trinity) and throughout the midwestern United States. After
working in America, he served as a parish Priest in Estonia and Russia.
There, in the heart of the empire, he became the first clergyman to be
martyred during the fall of the anointed monarchy of the Russian land.
Holy Martyr John, pray to God for us!
Top Icon: of unknown provenance.
Next Icon: of unknown provenance, part
of a large fresco of American Saints.
Next Icon: of unknown provenance. St.
John with scenes of his life.
Next Icon: of unknown provenance, from a
Next Icon: by the hand of Xenia
Next Icon: the martyrdom of St. John at
St. Petersburg, by the hand of Xenia Pokrovskaya. St. John reproved an
unruly group of sailors, who then attacked and murdered him, shouting
revolutionary slogans. "In the sight of the unwise, he seemed to die,
but he is at peace." (Wis.)
Last Icon: of unknown
provenance. St. Tikhon appears upon the left, St. John Kochurov upon