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Synodicon
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On the first Sunday in Lent in 843, after years of struggle, the population of Constantinople were solemnly informed that the heresy of iconoclasm had finally been condemned and defeated. In the Orthodox Church, this proclamation became the occasion of a permanent annual festival: the first Sunday in Lent, formerly dedicated to Moses and all the prophets, has been observed as the “Sunday of Orthodoxy” ever since. In all episcopal cathedrals, the Synodicon is recited on this day in a special rite: a lengthy doxology is followed by a renunciation of all…

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Plank, Peter, “Synodicon”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025910>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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