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 768
Saints Peter and Paul Written by Saint Augustine 1297
Joy of All Who Sorrow - with coins Written by Site Administrator 1456
Mary of Egypt Written by St Sophronios 1543
John of San Francisco & Shanghai Written by Site Administrator 1221
Nicholas of South Canaan Written by Site Administrator 1474
Icons Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1838
The Theotokos Written by Archbishop Dmitri 1753
Church Art - Holy Tradition Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1818
The Saints - Holy Tradition Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 2369
The Glorification of the Saints in the Orthodox Church Written by Fr. Joseph Frawley 2124
Introduction to the Lives of the Saints Written by Ven. Justin Popovich 2501
Peter the Aleut Written by OCA Website 2091
Juvenal, Protomartyr of America Written by OCA Website 2221
Alexander Hotovitzky Written by OCA Website 2051
John Kochurov Written by OCA website 2473
Jacob of Alaska Written by OCA Website 2408
Alexis Toth of America Written by Site Administrator 2271
Raphael of Brooklyn Written by OCA Website 2200
Innocent of Alaska Written by OCA Website 2238
Tikhon of Moscow Written by OCA Website 2215
Herman of Alaska Written by (OCA Website) 3574
Saints of North America Written by Site Administrator 2405
Who was Saint Valentine? Written by Site Administrator 2941
The Cross Written by Site Administrator 2392

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