The Sunday of Orthodoxy is the first Sunday of Great Lent. The dominant
theme of this Sunday since 843 has been that of the victory of the icons.
In that year the iconoclastic controversy, which had raged on and off since
726, was finally laid to rest, and icons and their veneration were restored
on the first Sunday in Lent. Ever since, this Sunday has been commemorated
as the "Triumph of Orthodoxy." Learn More »
Join Us for The Divine Liturgy
Divine Liturgy begins at 10:00AM on Sunday. Check bulletins for dates and times of other services.
St. Melany’s is an Eastern Catholic Church of the ancient Byzantine tradition. Our liturgy, spirituality, discipline and theology are Orthodox in practice. Our church is in full communion with the Bishop of Rome and is under the jurisdiction of the Most Reverend Gerald N. Dino, Bishop of the Eparchy of Phoenix. All Catholics may fulfill their Sunday obligation by participating in our Divine Liturgy.