UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSITORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
“Triumph of Orthodoxy” Celebration in Philadelphia
Every year, the first Sunday of the Great Lenten Fast is called "Orthodoxy Sunday." This year it was observed on March 4th, 2012. It is dedicated to the Restoration of Icons on the first Sunday of the Great Lent in the year 843. It is always celebrated as a "Triumph of Orthodoxy," a triumph over those who sought to defeat and undermine the Orthodox Faith of the Apostles and the Church Fathers by prohibiting the use and veneration of icons. Thousands of devout Orthodox Christians were martyred for their Faith during the approximately 125 years that the Holy Orthodox Church endured the imposition of iconoclasm.