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St. John the Baptist GOC

Orthros & Divine Liturgy - Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council

Convened under Empress Irene, the 7th Ecumenical Council fought against the heresy of Iconoclasm. This Council established the celebration of the Triumph of Orthodoxy on the 1st Sunday of Great Lent, celebrating the Lord for granting His Church victory over the heresy of iconoclasm.

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Orthros & Divine Liturgy - Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
Orthros & Divine Liturgy - Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council

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Oct 15, 2023, 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM

St. John the Baptist GOC, 5300 El Camino Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89118, USA

About The Event

On the Sunday that falls on or immediately after the eleventh of this month, we chant the Service to the 350 holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, which gathered in Nicaea in 787 under the holy Patriarch Tarasius and during the reign of the Empress Irene and her son, Constantine Porphyrogenitus, to refute the Iconoclast heresy, which had received imperial support beginning with the Edict issued in 726 by Emperor Leo the Isaurian. Many of the holy Fathers who condemned Iconoclasm at this holy Council later died as Confessors and Martyrs for the holy Icons during the second assult of Iconoclasm in the ninth century, especially during the reigns of Leo the Armenian and Theophilus.

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