Tuesday, December 14

The Feasts of Saints Lucy and Herman...


Yesterday was the feastday for two wonderful saints in the Orthodox Church, Saint Lucy and Saint Herman of Alaska. I opted to keep things simple for us this year (the baby is teething and we all have colds) and stuck with reading the children a few books on each saint's life and having festive meals (fish, fish, fish for Saint Herman!). In addition, we decided to decorate the front door and mantle with our twinkle light garlands and plan on making this a special tradition every December 13th.

Books for the Day
Lucia, Saint of Light
Kirsten's Surprise: A Christmas Story
Hanna's Christmas
North Star: Saint Herman of Alaska
Saint Herman of Alaska

Activities
Make a Saint Lucy Crown
Cook a favorite Fish Dish for Dinner (Alaskan Salmon is a Fun Choice)
String Twinkle Lights Around the House

5 comments:

Matushka Anna said...

I love your door and mantle! So warm and inviting.

elizabeth said...

what a lovely tradition for St. Lucia's day and St. Herman. Blessed feasts to come also to you!

Hope the colds pass quickly...

Maria said...

Thank you so much for the crown link!

Mat. Emily said...

Your welcome, Maria! I wish that I had seen it sooner for Sugar Plum! Hopefully it will happen for next year:)

neuropoet3 said...

We usually do something special for St. Herman's feast day because it's my youngest's Name Day. This year I had a really bad reaction to a medication which ruined all my plans. :( I'm so glad to know it was celebrated properly in other people's families!! :)

~Nonna

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