Sunday, November 1

Saint Michael's Day Party...





Today, the Sunday between Halloween and the Feast of Archangel Michael and the Bodiless Powers, a St. Michael's Party was held for the children of our parish.

Each child dressed up as an angel or saint, and the adults of the parish had to guess who they were dressed as. The children dressed as angels, St. George, St. Peter the Aleut, and St. Alexandra the Royal-Martyr.

Then Fr. John carved a "Christian Pumpkin" with a special lesson on how God carves out the bad stuff in us called sin and replaces it with His light. The pumpkin has eyes shaped like the Cross, a triangular nose to represent the Holy Trinity, and a smile because we we are filled with God's grace we become truly happy.


I apologize for the awful pictures! I was distracted today and didn't do a great job... the ones I took of Sugar Plum were terrible, so she posed for me at her table when we got home from church... note the bedraggled hair minus a halo!

7 comments:

Courtney said...

Glad it went so well! Nice job on the costumes!

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful idea and great way to spend the day!

Penelope said...

The pictures came out beautiful...I love that pumpkin :) Now that is how a pumpkin should be carved.

Pres. Kathy said...

I love this idea!

Michelle M. said...

What a great idea! I love how through Christ we are able to redeem the bad in the world. My children love the Pumpkin Patch Parable, too.

Elizabeth G. said...

Is this the same as Michaelmas?
Elizabeth

Mat. Emily said...

Yes, except that we celebrate all of the Bodiless Powers (Angels) on the 8th. Also, there is a tendency towards celebrating St George on Michaelmas. In the Orthodox Church, St George has his own feast day in April.

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