Synodikon of Orthodoxy

   Liturgical document (synodikon) read every year at the Feast of Orthodoxy to commemorate the restoration of icon (q.v.) veneration in 843. Condemnation of Iconoclasts (q.v.) and praise for those who defended icons is at the core of the document. Subsequent additions (the last made in 1439) created an even longer list of church heroes (e.g., martyrs, patriarchs, emperors [qq.v.]) as well as condemnations (anathemas) of a variety of heretics.

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  • Synodikon —    Most commonly, a liturgical document. The most famous was the Synodikon of Orthodoxy (q.v.), read every year at the Feast of Orthodoxy to commemorate the restoration of icon (q.v.) veneration. The term can also refer to a letter from a… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Feast of Orthodoxy —     Feast of Orthodoxy     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Feast of Orthodoxy     (or SUNDAY)     The first Sunday of the Great Forty days (Lent) in the Byzantine Calendar (sixth Sunday before Easter), kept in memory of the final defeat of Iconoclasm… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Iconoclasm — • The name of the heresy that in the eighth and ninth centuries disturbed the peace of the Eastern Church, caused the last of the many breaches with Rome that prepared the way for the schism of Photius, and was echoed on a smaller scale in the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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