Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

Joy of all the Sorrowful - Mays Landing, NJ (f. 1966)

Saints and Icons

Articles on Saints and Icons

This section of our website, is a collection of articles about saints, their relics, or their icons. We hope to include articles, of special interest to our parish, on the saints who are depicted on our icons, or whose holy relics rest here. Articles on our feast day icons will be included here also.

Besides enhancing the beauty of our church, icons remind and instruct us in matters pertaining to the Christian faith. They can lift us up to the prototypes which they symbolize, to a higher level of thought and feeling, to help transform us and sanctify us. Icons can stimulate us to imitate the virtues of the holy personages depicted on them. They serve as a means of worship and veneration.

Good starting points would be:


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Joy of All Who Sorrow Icon Written by Site Administrator 2524
Saints Peter and Paul Written by Saint Augustine 2743
Joy of All Who Sorrow - with coins Written by Site Administrator 3196
Mary of Egypt Written by St Sophronios 2665
John of San Francisco & Shanghai Written by Site Administrator 2498
Nicholas of South Canaan Written by Site Administrator 2942
Icons Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 3391
The Theotokos Written by Archbishop Dmitri 3437
Church Art - Holy Tradition Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 3197
The Saints - Holy Tradition Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 3926
The Glorification of the Saints in the Orthodox Church Written by Fr. Joseph Frawley 3638
Introduction to the Lives of the Saints Written by Ven. Justin Popovich 3955
Peter the Aleut Written by OCA Website 3465
Juvenal, Protomartyr of America Written by OCA Website 3528
Alexander Hotovitzky Written by OCA Website 3439
John Kochurov Written by OCA website 4172
Jacob of Alaska Written by OCA Website 3952
Alexis Toth of America Written by Site Administrator 3673
Raphael of Brooklyn Written by OCA Website 3370
Innocent of Alaska Written by OCA Website 3843
Tikhon of Moscow Written by OCA Website 3536
Herman of Alaska Written by (OCA Website) 6207
Saints of North America Written by Site Administrator 4020
Who was Saint Valentine? Written by Site Administrator 5552
The Cross Written by Site Administrator 3588

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