The service of Vespers on the Sunday of Forgiveness (Sunday of Cheese Fare) which inaugurates the Great Fast — the penitential period leading to Holy Pascha, the Bright Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. At the end of the service, the Rite of Mutual Forgiveness — at which all the assembled ask one another in turn for reconciliation, so that all may enter the period of preparation that is the Lenten Spring in harmony. In Ukrainian and English.
Text for the pan-Orthodox service of the Triumph of Orthodoxy. The first Sunday of Great Lent commemorates the final defeat of iconoclasm (843). The text is that approved by the Orthodox Clergy Association of the Greater Toronto Area; and was prepared for the joint celebration of the Sunday of Triumph of Orthodoxy at St. Volodymyr Cathedral of Toronto.