Yes, it is mainly an Eastern thing… but this is the first Sunday of Lent in the West… the Triumph of Orthodoxy.
As the prophets beheld, as the Apostles have taught,
as the Church has received, as the teachers have dogmatized,
as the Universe has agreed, as Grace has shown forth,
as Truth has revealed, as falsehood has been dissolved,
as Wisdom has presented, as Christ awarded,
Thus we declare, thus we assent,
thus we preach Christ our true God,
and honor His saints in words, in writings, in thoughts,
in sacrifices, in churches, in Holy Icons;
on the one hand worshipping and reverencing Christ as God and Lord;
and on the other honoring them as true servants of the same Lord of all
and accordingly offering them veneration.
This is the Faith of the Apostles,
this is the Faith of the Fathers,
this is the Faith of the Orthodox,
this is the Faith which has established the Universe.
I have my icons, and a rosary or a few…