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.

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Joy of All Who Sorrow Icon Written by Site Administrator 917
Saints Peter and Paul Written by Saint Augustine 1436
Joy of All Who Sorrow - with coins Written by Site Administrator 1598
Mary of Egypt Written by St Sophronios 1650
John of San Francisco & Shanghai Written by Site Administrator 1333
Nicholas of South Canaan Written by Site Administrator 1583
Icons Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1980
The Theotokos Written by Archbishop Dmitri 1877
Church Art - Holy Tradition Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1928
The Saints - Holy Tradition Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 2514
The Glorification of the Saints in the Orthodox Church Written by Fr. Joseph Frawley 2229
Introduction to the Lives of the Saints Written by Ven. Justin Popovich 2624
Peter the Aleut Written by OCA Website 2210
Juvenal, Protomartyr of America Written by OCA Website 2339
Alexander Hotovitzky Written by OCA Website 2191
John Kochurov Written by OCA website 2624
Jacob of Alaska Written by OCA Website 2546
Alexis Toth of America Written by Site Administrator 2391
Raphael of Brooklyn Written by OCA Website 2298
Innocent of Alaska Written by OCA Website 2367
Tikhon of Moscow Written by OCA Website 2330
Herman of Alaska Written by (OCA Website) 3810
Saints of North America Written by Site Administrator 2533
Who was Saint Valentine? Written by Site Administrator 3061
The Cross Written by Site Administrator 2519

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