Monday, January 6, 2014

Theophany Craft

I decided to do a quick and simple craft for Theophany today.  I read to the children this morning about Christ's baptism in the Jordan and how the Holy Spirit descended on Him and appeared like a dove.  So we made paper doves this afternoon.  We will hang them above the table for our celebration this evening.  This brings to a close our Christmas festivities with Theophany/Epiphany and the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Here is the template I used for the dove (I just used the main body section).  We traced the dove on to white paper and then cut it out.  I cut a slit in the side where the wing would be.  We cut a square piece of tissue paper and folded it accordion style then slipped it through the slit.  I attached some yarn for hanging.

A blessed Theophany to you all!

We've enjoyed using the book Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas by  Amanda Eve Wigglesworth

Finished doves

Troparion of the Feast

When You, O Lord were baptized in the Jordan 
The worship of the Trinity was made manifest 
For the voice of the Father bore witness to You And called You His beloved Son.
And the Spirit, in the form of a dove, Confirmed the truthfulness of His word. 
O Christ, our God, You have revealed Yourself And have enlightened the world, glory to You!

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