All Orthodox Christian faithful are encouraged to participate in the Procession of Icons following the Divine Liturgy Sunday (Feb. 25). The participating faithful, children and adults alike, alongside the clergy, will process around the interior of the Church triumphantly chanting the petitions to our Lord. This will be followed by the reading of the Synodikon: The Affirmation of the Orthodox Christian Faith.
On the first Sunday in Lent, we commemorate the decision of the Seventh Ecumenical Council in 787 A.D. upholding the use of holy icons in Orthodox worship. We also commemorate today the unity of Orthodox belief and the oneness of our Faith—across languages, continents, and centuries.