VESPERS OF THE SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY - Vespers of the Sunday of Orthodoxy
is served on the evening of the first Sunday of Great Lent (Sunday of Orthodoxy
). Traditionally, this should follow the order of Sunday Lenten Vespers; however, it has become a popular custom in North America for all Orthodox parishes and missions in a particular locale to observe the Sunday of Orthodoxy at a special, joint pan-Orthodox Vespers service, concelebrated by the clergy of the various jurisdictions represented. Although the form of this joint service varies from place to place, it often includes a procession with holy icons and repeat an abbreviated form of the Synodicon of Orthodoxy
adopted by the Seventh Ecumenical Council. Often a Lenten fellowship meal is shared after the service.