St. George Orthodox Church
Albanian Archdiocese of the OCA
Trumbull, Connecticut
Sunday of Orthodoxy & Commemorating the Albanian Archdiocese - 2024

On Sunday, March 24th, St. George recognized the Sunday of Orthodoxy, (or The Triumph of Orthodoxy) on the 1st Sunday of Great Lent. Our parish celebrates an annual Albanian secular tradition called the “icon auction” or “Konizmat”, which began back in February when parishioners took home some of the church icons they bid on as part of a Stewardship tradition.  On Sunday (for The Triumph of Orthodoxy), the persons who took “their” icon home back in February returned them back to the church during the procession of the Great Entrance. To learn more, click onto the following link:  Konizmat Icon Auction
 
Additionally, at the end of Divine Liturgy, St. George held prayers for the blessing and guidance of the Albanian Archdiocese, along with a  memorial service for all of our departed diocesan hierarchs, and for the priests and priftëresha who served our parishes.  This is a new commemoration inaugurated by Bishop Nikodhim, and will be held annually on the Sunday before the Feast of the Annunciation, which is March 25th each year.  Below are some photos from the services.
 

Icon of the Sunday of Orthodoxy
Icon of the Sunday of Orthodoxy
Icon of the Sunday of Orthodoxy
The Great Entrance circling the church with parishioners carrying their Konizmat icons in procession.
The Great Entrance circling the church with parishioners carrying their Konizmat icons in procession.
The Great Entrance circling the church with parishioners carrying their Konizmat icons in procession.
Offertory prayers with The Gifts before being moved to the Altar table
Offertory prayers with The Gifts before being moved to the Altar table
Offertory prayers with The Gifts before being moved to the Altar table
After the Great Entrance, parishioners
After the Great Entrance, parishioners "return" their Konizmat icons to the church
After the Great Entrance, parishioners "return" their Konizmat icons to the church
Returning of the Konizmat icons after the Great Entrance
Returning of the Konizmat icons after the Great Entrance
Returning of the Konizmat icons after the Great Entrance
After Divine Liturgy, prayers were held for the blessing and guidance of the Albanian Archdiocese
After Divine Liturgy, prayers were held for the blessing and guidance of the Albanian Archdiocese
After Divine Liturgy, prayers were held for the blessing and guidance of the Albanian Archdiocese
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