Ash Wednesday of 2024
March 21, 2024
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This is the Apostolic Faith, this is the Faith of the Fathers, this is the Orthodox Faith, this Faith confirmeth the universe.

Furthermore, we receive and confirm the Councils of the Holy Fathers, and their traditions and writings which according with Divine Revelation.

And though there are some who are enemies to this Orthodoxy, and adversaries to the providential and salutary Revelation of the Lord toward us, yet hath the Lord been mindful of the reproaches of His servants; for He hath covered the opposers of His Glory with shame, and put the perverse enemies of Orthodoxy to flight.

And therefore we bless and praise those who have submitted their understanding to the obedience of the Divine Revelation, and have contended for it; so following the Holy Scriptures, and holding the Traditions of the Primitive Church, we reject and anathematize all those who oppose the truth, if while the Lord tarried for their repentance and conversion they have refused to return.

[From the ancient Service for the Triumph of Orthodoxy]