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<!--nb. portrait images at ~100px, landscape images at ~200px-->[[Image:John Shahovskoy.jpg|100px|left]]His Eminence the Most Reverend The '''[[John (Shahovskoy) Episcopal Assembly of San Francisco|John (Shahovskoy), Archbishop of San FranciscoNorth and Central America]]''' was one , founded in 2010, consists of all the many émigrés from the Russian civil war who entered a [[monastic]] life in the active Orthodox Church bishops of North and became a diocesan [[bishop]] in the United StatesCentral America, representing multiple jurisdictions. After first being [[consecration|consecrated]] Bishop of Brooklyn in It is the American [[OCA|Metropolia]]successor to SCOBA, he was elected Bishop of San Francisco and Western America and [[Archbishop]] in 1961it is not, properly speaking, a position he held until his retirement in 1973; he resumed active ministry again in 1975, and finally retired in 1979synodAbp John's work in the World Council The Episcopal Assembly of Churches in the North and Central Committee between 1954-66 developed contacts that would be instrumental in the re-establishment America is one of canonical relations between the Metropolia and several such bodies around the [[Church of Russia]], ultimately resulting world which operate in the granting of [[autocephaly]] to the Metropolia as the [[Orthodox Church in America]]so-called "diaspora."
While in retirement he remained active in Russian literary and ecumenical circles. Archbishop John was the author of many books and articles. He often employed the pen name of ''Strannik'' in his writings. He died on [[May 30]], 1989, in Santa Barbara, California, and was buried at the Serbian Cemetery in San Francisco.
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