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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Saint Romanus the Melodist Written by (unknown) 4144
Protection of the Holy Virgin Written by (unknown) 4688
Icon of the Ascension of Our Lord Written by Site Administrator 7837
Icon of the Transfiguration Written by Site Administrator 6347
St. Alexander the Patriarch of Constantinople Written by Site Administrator 6371
Venerable John the Long-Suffering of the Kiev Near Caves Written by Site Administrator 5931
The Human Icon Written by Fr. Thomas Hopko 4499
Alypius the Iconographer of the Kiev Near Caves Written by Site Administrator 5705
Philaret Metropolitan of Moscow Written by Site Administrator 5560
Nicolas Sviatosha of Chernigov Written by Site Administrator 3869
Nestor the Chronicler of the Kiev Caves Written by Site Administrator 7135
Hypatius the Healer of the Caves Written by Site Administrator 4144
Theodore the Silent of the Caves Written by Site Administrator 4905
Isaac the Recluse of the Kiev Near Caves Written by Site Administrator 5499
Euphrosyne Abbess of Polotsk Written by Site Administrator 7129
Venerable Ignatius of the Caves Written by Site Administrator 4197
Venerable Ignatius Bishop of Rostov Written by Site Administrator 4209
Basil the Blessed Written by Site Administrator 5364
Venerable Alexis the Man of God Written by Site Administrator 6532
Orthodox Veneration of the Mother of God Written by St. John Maximovitch 11874
Icon of the Righteous Ancestor of God, Anna Written by Site Administrator 4315
Icon of Saint Nicholas of Myra Written by Site Administrator 6000
Icon of the Annunciation to the Theotokos Written by Site Administrator 5752
Icon of the Entrance of the Theotokos in the Temple Written by Site Administrator 6719
Icon of the Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord Written by Site Administrator 6123

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