feast of orthodoxy


feast of orthodoxy
Usage: usually capitalized F&O
: a solemn feast of the Eastern Orthodox Church celebrated on the first Sunday of Lent and commemorating the victory over iconoclasm, the restoration of images to churches, and the victory over all heresies

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Eastern Ch.
a solemn festival held on the first Sunday of Lent (Orthodoxy Sunday) commemorating the restoration of the use of icons in the church (A.D. 842) and the triumph over all heresies.

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Feast of Orthodoxy,
a festival celebrated in the Greek Orthodox Church on the first Sunday in Lent in commemoration of the final overthrow of the iconoclasts of the 700's and 800's.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Orthodoxy Sunday. — See under Feast of Orthodoxy. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Orthodoxy, Feast of — • Eastern feast that commemorates the restoration of the holy icons to the churches in 842 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

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