Sunday of Orthodoxy in Atlanta, GA

Sunday, March 5th, 2017 all of the Orthodox clergymen gathered at Holy Annunciation Greek Cathedral in Atlanta together with their parishioners to celebrate the "Triumph of Orthodoxy"-- commemorating the victory over Iconoclasm and the restoration of the veneration of icons.

The Sunday Vespers were officiated by His Eminence A Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta along with the priests from Greek Orthodox Church, Russian Orthodox Church, Romanian Orthodox Church, OCA, Antiohian Orthodox Church as well as Serbian Orthodox Church.

The guest speaker was Fr. John Toloumes priest from Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh, PA, president of the Greek Archdiocesan Presbyters Council.

And as he spoke of the importance of holy icons he reminded us the difference between worship and veneration and emphasized that the Orthodox Christians do not worship the icons but venerate them.
The faithful were reminded that in many ways, Icons in the early days of the Church were a way of illustrating Gospel events to Christians even to those who could not read. Also in many ways we came to see that icons are expression of our Orthodox faith…

Following the evening vespers, parishioners of Greek Cathedral has prepared delicious Lenten dinner for all in attendance, allowing more time for the faithful to enjoy.
Fr. Miladin Blagojevic