march 9, 2014
THE SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY
fIRST SUNDAY OF HOLY AND GREAT LENT
FIRST SUNDAY of LENT
On the same day, the First Sunday of the Fast, we commemorate the
restoration of the Holy and Precious Icons, which was brought about by
the ever-memorable Emperors of Constantinople, Michael
and his mother Theodora,
during the Patriarchate of the Holy Confessor Methodios.
I rejoice, on seeing the Icons that were unworthily
Banished being accorded fitting veneration.
When Leo the Isaurian, from being a donkey-driver and a peasant, gained the scepters of the Empire, by God’s permission, our Father among the Saints Ger