On the Ninth Day of Christmas we remember The Prophet Malachi and Saint
Genevieve of Paris
1. Read (or retell) pages 32 and 33 in Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas.
2. Place an Icon of the Prophet Malachi and/or Saint Genevieve 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. Make Cheeseburgers and French Fries for dinner!
4. Make and decorate a lantern out of a tin can or jar*
5. Once it gets dark, bundle up and take a walk with your candle or lantern through your neighborhood in honor of Saint Genevieve's miracle with the lantern on the dark and stormy night.
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