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Learning about the Four Preparatory Sundays of Great Lent (and activities for children)

Paidea Classics offers these products that could be helpful:

Paschal Lenten Calendar

Paschal lenten calendar based on the Synaxarion of the Lenten Triodion and the Pentecostarion. It starts on Zacchaeus Sunday and goes through Great Lent, Pascha, Ascension, Pentecost and ends on the Sunday of the New Martyrs. There are 41 small windows to be opened each day of the Paschal season. They will reveal an icon for that day. It comes with a numbering guide, a book to explain each day and a mailing envelope. 11×14

The Twelve Great Feasts for Children: The Annunciation


The Twelve Great Feasts for Children: The Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem


The Three Day Pascha Series: Great and Holy Friday


The Three Day Pascha Series for Children: Great and Holy Saturday

The Three Day Pascha Series for Children: Pascha, The Feast of Feasts



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There is a family in our parish who soon will be baptized into the Church. The mom and children were here today making their baptismal candles in preparation. Some of our own children worked on making Paschal candles at the same time. We had a lot of fun.

For the baptism candles, they rolled white honeycomb beeswax and then glued on an icon of their patron saint using a glue stick. Afterward, each child cut pieces of candle Stockmar Decorating Wax to decorate.

For the Paschal candles, an icon image of the Resurrection was glued onto a beeswax dipped candle and then they were decorated.

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