Sunday of Orthodoxy - 03/01/15

The Orthodox Council of Churches of South Central PA, held its annual Pan-Orthodox Triumph of Orthodoxy Vespers at St. John Chrysostom Antiochian Orthodox Church, York PA on Saturday, February 28th. His Grace, Bishop THOMAS of Oakland (ANT) presided and was the homilist. Diocesan clergy and faithful from Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg), St. Herman of Alaska (Shillington), and Holy Apostles Mission (Mechanicsburg) participated in the services and fellowship which followed.


On Sunday, March 1st the clergy and faithful of Christ the Saviour marked the first Sunday of Lent by celebrating the Triumph of Orthodoxy with an icon procession. Despite another weekend of inclement weather, we had a "full" celebration! Glory to God for all things!


Excerpt from the Synodikon of Orthodoxy (787 AD)
As the prophets beheld, as the Apostles have taught, as the Church has received, as the teachers have dogmatized, as the Universe has agreed, as Grace has shown forth, as Truth has revealed, as falsehood has been dissolved, as Wisdom has presented, as Christ Awarded, thus we declare, thus we assert, thus we preach Christ our true God, and honor as Saints in words, in writings, in thoughts, in sacrifices, in churches, in Holy Icons; on the one hand worshipping and reverencing Christ as God and Lord; and on the other hand honoring as true servants of the same Lord of all and accordingly offering them veneration.

This is the Faith of the Apostles!
This is the Faith of the Fathers!
This is the Faith of the Orthodox!
This is the Faith which has established the Universe!