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Source: Orthodox Christianity Hieromonk Irenei (Pikovsky) In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In the Church tradition, the first Sunday of Great Lent is called the Sunday of Orthodoxy. Sunday of Orthodoxy Even now a special moleben is often celebrated on this day in parish churches—just as it was centuries ago. Singing “Memory eternal”, priests pray for the repose of all those who labored to establish the Orthodox Faith with their words, works, suffering and virtuous life: Orthodox hierarchs, righteous monarchs, warriors who laid down their life for the faith and the motherland, and…