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Sunday of Orthodoxy

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The '''Sunday of Orthodoxy''' (or '''Orthodox Sunday''') is celebrated on the first Sunday of [[Great Lent]]. It is the celebration of the victory of the [[iconodules]] over the [[iconoclasts]] by the decision of the [[Seventh Ecumenical Council|seventh ecumenical council]]. Therefore, the service is to commemorate the restoration of [[iconography|icons]] for use in services and private devotional life of Christians. Services often include the [[clergy]] or the [[faithful]] triumphantly parading around the church, holding icons of their [[Patron saint|patron]] or parish saints. [[Pan-orthodox]] [[Vespers|vespers]] are also usually celebrated in the evening.

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