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St. Alexander Hotovitzky New Hieromartyr of Russia and Missionary to America

An icon of St. Alexander Hotovitzky.

The Icon

This icon was done by iconographer, Cheryl Pituch and is part of St. Lukes new set of Icons of the Saints of America.

An icon of St. Alexander Hotovitzky.

The Icon

Feast Day - December 4th Glorification

The Icon shows Fr. Alexander in his priestly robes holding the Martyrs cross in his right hand . In his left hand he has St. Nicholas Cathedral which he established and built in NYC. The smaller icons depict different events in his life: His baptism, Studying at the seminary, missionary journey to America as a reader, His ordination in San Francisco, Being beaten by angry Russians, Devotion to St. Nicholas, Preaching to Russian Americans, Organizing the parish in New York City, Rector at Christ the Savior Cathedral in Russia, Arrest in Russia during Communist yoke, Death in prison camp. Canonization.

Troparion in tone 6

In a time of fiery temptations for the Church of Russia,
You manifested Christ's love to your flock through meekness and humility.
As a good pastor you laid down your life for Him.
Pray for us, O Hieromartyr Alexander, that our souls may be illumined.

Kontakion in tone 2

You bore labors and illness on your shoulders
And joyfully took the narrow path of suffering for Christ,
Through which you attained the Heavenly Kingdom.
O Hieromartyr Alexander,
Entreat God the Savior to grant us mercy on the Day of Judgement.

To view the Life of St. Alexander Hotovitzky, please click here