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 735
Saints Peter and Paul Written by Saint Augustine 1261
Joy of All Who Sorrow - with coins Written by Site Administrator 1417
Mary of Egypt Written by St Sophronios 1509
John of San Francisco & Shanghai Written by Site Administrator 1196
Nicholas of South Canaan Written by Site Administrator 1441
Icons Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1797
The Theotokos Written by Archbishop Dmitri 1718
Church Art - Holy Tradition Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 1781
The Saints - Holy Tradition Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 2333
The Glorification of the Saints in the Orthodox Church Written by Fr. Joseph Frawley 2094
Introduction to the Lives of the Saints Written by Ven. Justin Popovich 2471
Peter the Aleut Written by OCA Website 2051
Juvenal, Protomartyr of America Written by OCA Website 2183
Alexander Hotovitzky Written by OCA Website 2016
John Kochurov Written by OCA website 2428
Jacob of Alaska Written by OCA Website 2367
Alexis Toth of America Written by Site Administrator 2230
Raphael of Brooklyn Written by OCA Website 2172
Innocent of Alaska Written by OCA Website 2194
Tikhon of Moscow Written by OCA Website 2177
Herman of Alaska Written by (OCA Website) 3508
Saints of North America Written by Site Administrator 2368
Who was Saint Valentine? Written by Site Administrator 2903
The Cross Written by Site Administrator 2363

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1966 - 2016

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