St. Alexander Hotovitzky New Hieromartyr of Russia and Missionary to America
This icon was done by iconographer, Cheryl Pituch and is part of St. Lukes new set of Icons of the Saints of America.
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,
Kontakion in tone 2
You bore labors and illness on your shoulders
To view the Life of St. Alexander Hotovitzky, please click here