Bog are favorite saints among the Russians. A figure of some patron saint, stamped in copper, is carried about in the pocket, or fixed in some small chapel in the house. The household bog is usually painted on wood; and in the houses of men of wealth and rank it is surrounded with precious stones, and tapers are burned before it. Among all classes they are held in the highest veneration. The most popular of the patron saints are St. Nicholas, St. John the Baptist, St. Sergius, and St. Alexander Newski.