Saturday, January 5

Eleven Pipers Piping...

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas is the Eve of Theophany

1.  Read (or retell) pages 36 and 37 in Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas.  Read any other books your family may have on Theophany. 

2.  Place an Icon of the feast of Theophany in a prominent place.  It would be nice to add one to the centerpiece on the dining room table, on your feastday table, or in the icon corner

3.  Decorate a jar to bring to church to fill with Holy Water to bring home

4.  Clean your house and sign up to have your house blessed as soon as possible after Theophany.  Encourage your children to clean and organize alongside you to prepare for your priest's visit.

5. Purchase a fancy bottle of bubble bath or a special bar of soap to enjoy during bathtime


Using Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas  as a framework, I am going to plan little activities and readings for the Twelve Days of Christmas.  Because of family obligations (we have two family parties back-to-back these next two days) and church events (Metropolitan Tikhon is visiting our parish this coming weekend!), we will not get to everything.  However, it will  be nice to refer to these Christmas Learning Baskets in future years.  Also, I would love to hear your suggestions for things to add...  this is a work in progress!

*Idea taken from Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas

1 comment:

Michelle M. said...

I have missed Theophany three years in a row! I am so excited for this year :)

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