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Sunday of Orthodoxy

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[[Image:Sunday of Orthodoxy.jpg|right|200px|thumb|The restoration of the holy icons]]The '''Sunday of the Triumph 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 [[iconoclasm|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 processing around the church, holding icons of their [[Patron patron saint|patron]] or parish saints. In areas where multiple [[jurisdiction]]s exist (such as the United States), [[Pan-orthodoxOrthodox]] [[Vespers|vespers]] are also usually celebrated in the evening. [[Category:Feasts]][[Category:Liturgics]][[Category:Lent]]
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