Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/01/15

On Sunday evening, March 1, 2015 — the first Sunday of Great Lent — Orthodox Christians will gather in churches around the world to commemorate the restoration of icons to their proper use in the Church on March 11, 843 AD, thereby ending the 100-plus year iconoclast controversy.  The spiritual theme of the day is first of all the victory of the True Faith.  “This is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith” [1 John 5:4].  Secondly, the icons of the saints bear witness that man, “created in the image and likeness of God” [Genesis 1:26], becomes holy and godlike through the purification of himself as God’s living image.  Parishioners from St. Grigol, Holy Ghost and Ss. Peter and Paul celebrated vespers together at Ss. Peter and Paul.  Weather did not prevent the St. Grigol parishioners to march to Ss. Peter and Paul Church with their icons!