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Sunday of the Fathers of the First Six Councils

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The '''Sunday of the Fathers of the First Six Councils''' is a feast held on the 9th Ninth Sunday after [[Pentecost]](Russian tradition) or on Sunday falling from [[July 13]] to [[July 19|19]] (Greek tradition).==Lights on the earth== The Holy Fathers of the [[Ecumenical Councils]] are honored by the [[Orthodox Church|Church]] because, based upon the preaching of the [[Apostles]], they have established one faith for the Church. Guided by the [[grace]] of the [[Holy Spirit]], and accepted by the Church, the Ecumenical Councils are the highest canonical and dogmatic authority in the Church, infallible.
==Other feast days==
*The Fathers of the [[Sixth Ecumenical Council]], '''Constantinople III''', are commemorated on [[January 23]].
The Fathers of the [[Seventh Ecumenical Council]], '''Nicea II''', are commemorated on the Sunday nearest to October 11 and not with this feast.
==Hymns==
[[Troparion]] ([[Tone]] 8)
:It defines and glorifies the great mystery of Orthodoxy!
 ==External Linklink==
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsLife.asp?FSID=50 Fathers of the First Six Councils] – [[OCA]] website.
 
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