On Saturday our kids gathered to learn about 40 martyrs of Sebaste and make traditional skylarks in their honor.
You can learn more about the holy martyrs and the tradition of making skylarks here.
On Sunday, March 17, the First Sunday of Great Lent, we celebrated the Triumph of Orthodoxy - restoration of the veneration of the icons. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, our children, carrying icons, processed around the church in imitation of the procession the faithful did back in 787 in Constantinople, when proper teaching and understanding of the icons was restored. After the procession, Father Aleksey spoke with the kids about the significance of today's feast.
Blessed Sunday to all!