Sunday of Orthodoxy

Sunday of Orthodoxy

First Sunday of Lent in the Christian Orthodox calendar
The first Sunday of Lent in the Christian Orthodox church commemorates the victory in the eighth century of the Orthodox over the iconoclasts, who denounced the use of icons and destroyed them. On this day, worshippers hear readings from the Syndicon, a text that declares the suitability of using icons in prayer and worship both public and private.
See also Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, Sunday of the Holy Cross, and Sunday of St. John Climacos
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to celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the first major event of the Great Lent.
806) with the establishment of the liturgical feast of the Sunday of Orthodoxy, to celebrate the fidelity of the Byzantine Church to the Catholic faith through the many trials and heresies of the previous five centuries.