March 15, 2017
The first Sunday of Great Lent is known as the Sunday or Triumph of Orthodoxy, in which victory over the iconoclasts, who opposed the veneration of the holy icons, is celebrated. The Church teaches that we can depict Christ in iconography because He became incarnate, taking on a visible body. Thus the icons are a safeguard to the dogma of the Incarnation.
On this Sunday we process with holy icons, professing the triumph of Truth over falsehood. This video presents highlights of the Divine Liturgy and procession with the holy icons on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, 2017, at the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi.