[[Image:Sunday of Orthodoxy.jpg|right|200px|thumb|The restoration of the holy icons]]
The '''Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy''' is celebrated on the first Sunday of [[Great Lent]]. It is the celebration of the victory of the [[
iconodules]] over the [[iconoclasm|iconoclasts]] by the decision of the [[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 processing around the church, holding icons of their [[patron saint|patron]] or parish saints. In areas where multiple [[jurisdiction]]s exist (such as the United States), [[Pan-Orthodox]] [[Vespers]] are also usually celebrated in the evening.
[[Troparion]] (Tone 2)
:We venerate Your most pure image, O Good One,
:and ask forgiveness of our transgressions, O Christ God.
:by coming to save the world.
[[Kontakion]] (Tone 8)
:No one could describe the Word of the Father;
:but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos, He accepted to be described,
:and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
:We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and images.