On September 14, we will be celebrating the Elevation of the Cross, and by celebrating I mean fasting. For this is one of two feast days which we actually commemorate with fasting. Just what are we commemorating with this feast? In 326 AD, St. Helen, the mother of Constantine, made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. While …
Basil means “the flower of royalty” and under it the true cross of Christ was found by Saint Helen. The basil fills our senses and reminds us of the story of Christ’s crucifixion and Saint Helen seeking the cross.
Orthodox Church Year printable: Just in time for the church new year (and our first official year of homeschooling)! I really wanted to make one that could be used for more than just one year, so I made a wheel, with adjustable parts. The moveable feasts are on the outer wheel, and the fixed feasts are on the middle wheel. The inner wheel has a circle for you to add your family's patron saints or other special days you remember, and then a circle for the months of the year and the seasons.
Found a standing scrapbook at a craft store retailer that displays up to 20 pages - I made pages of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Liturgical year. Easy to add or rearrange feast days, fast days or patron saint days.
On the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept. 8 or 21)