Monday, March 25, 2013

Annunciation of the Theotokos

Icon of the Annunciation

Every year, on March 25th the Orthodox Church celebrates the Annunciation of the Theotokos. OrthodoxWiki has this to say:

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Triumph of the Icons
The Sunday of Orthodoxy is the first Sunday of Lent (which started last Monday for us Orthodox folk). This day commemorates the triumph of the iconodules (or iconophiles) over the iconoclasts. Basically, icons were removed from parishes for a number of years and then after a long struggle the icons were replaced. I'll explain a bit more below.