A Catholic "Triumph of Orthodoxy"


I was researching and I found out that the Byzantine churches celebrate a feast on the First Sunday of Lent called “The Triumph of Orthodoxy” which commemorates the (as you can guess) the triumph of the true faith against the heresies of Arianism, Nestorianism, etc. until Iconoclasm. During the liturgy, the saints who promulgated orthodoxy are memorialized while the proponents of heresies are anathemized. I wish we had one since it would really improve people’s knowledge on what we believe. Although, if this feast was instituted earlier than Vatican II, I’m sure Protestantism would have been included and names such as Martin Luther would have been anathemized…


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