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Sunday of Orthodoxy

Today is the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the first Sunday in Orthodox Great Lent, which commemorates the Triumph of Orthodoxy and the restoration of the icons in 843 after the second period of Iconoclasm:

The Uncircumscribable Word of the Father was circumscribed when He took flesh of thee, O Theotokos; and when He had restored the defiled image to its ancient state, He suffused it with divine beauty. As for us, confessing our salvation, we record it in deed and word. ~Kontakion of the First Sunday of Great Lent

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Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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