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 3488
Saints Peter and Paul Written by Saint Augustine 3476
Joy of All Who Sorrow - with coins Written by Site Administrator 4287
Mary of Egypt Written by St Sophronios 3286
John of San Francisco & Shanghai Written by Site Administrator 3070
Nicholas of South Canaan Written by Site Administrator 3661
Icons Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 4187
The Theotokos Written by Archbishop Dmitri 4301
Church Art - Holy Tradition Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 3877
The Saints - Holy Tradition Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 4769
The Glorification of the Saints in the Orthodox Church Written by Fr. Joseph Frawley 4391
Introduction to the Lives of the Saints Written by Ven. Justin Popovich 4763
Peter the Aleut Written by OCA Website 4279
Juvenal, Protomartyr of America Written by OCA Website 4145
Alexander Hotovitzky Written by OCA Website 4084
John Kochurov Written by OCA website 4989
Jacob of Alaska Written by OCA Website 4757
Alexis Toth of America Written by Site Administrator 4393
Raphael of Brooklyn Written by OCA Website 4026
Innocent of Alaska Written by OCA Website 4695
Tikhon of Moscow Written by OCA Website 4189
Herman of Alaska Written by (OCA Website) 7483
Saints of North America Written by Site Administrator 4785
Who was Saint Valentine? Written by Site Administrator 7290
The Cross Written by Site Administrator 4253

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