[[Image:Gregory Palamas Dionysiou.jpg|right|frame|St. Gregory Palamas]]
The '''Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas''' is the Second Sunday of [[Great Lent]]
, it is the commemoration of St [[Gregory Palamas]] (+1359) .
Spiritual theme==Each of the Sundays of Great Lent has its own special theme. This Sunday’s theme is that men can become divine through the grace of God in the Holy Spirit . It was St. Gregory who bore witness that by [[prayer]] and [[fasting]] human beings can become participants of the uncreated light of God's divine glory even in this life.
This Sunday was originally dedicated to St [[ Polycarp of Smyrna]] ([[ February 23]] ). After his glorification in 1368, a second commemoration of St Gregory Palamas ([[November 14]]) was appointed for this Second Sunday of Great Lent as a second ''Triumph of Orthodoxy''.
[[Troparion]] (Tone 8)
:O light of Orthodoxy, teacher of the Church, its confirmation,
:O ideal of
monks and invincible champion of theologians,
:O wonder-working Gregory, glory of Thessalonica and preacher of grace,
:Always intercede before the Lord that our souls may be saved.
[[Kontakion]] (Tone 4)
:Now is the time for action!
:Judgment is at the doors!
:So let us rise and fast,
:Offering alms with tears of compunction and crying:
:"Our sins are more in number than the sands of the sea;
:But forgive us, O Master of All,
:So that we may receive the incorruptible crowns."
Kontakion (Tone 8)
:Holy and divine instrument of wisdom,
:joyful trumpet of theology,
:Since you now stand before the Original Mind, guide our minds to Him, O Father,
:So that we may sing to you: "Rejoice, preacher of grace."