Friday, March 21, 2014

Sunday of the Adoration of the Holy Cross

The Third Sunday of Lent in the Orthodox Church is the Adoration of the Holy Cross.  We decorated our own Russian style crosses with markers and pretty paper scraps.

I drew a blank Russian style three bar cross on card stock and then let the kids decorate their how they liked.

I gave them markers, scissors, glue sticks and some pretty origami paper I had left over from a Japanese wabi-sabi collage project.

 I wrote the Troparion of the Cross on the bottom of the pages.

O Lord, save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance;
Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians over their adversaries
And by the virtue of the Cross, protect Thy habitation!

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