Monday, April 13, 2009

Holy Week in Color

In a style along the lines of the Days of Creation plans from St. Michael's School, I decided the kids could illustrate the readings from Matins this week. We all attended Bridegroom Orthros last evening, then this morning I asked the kids what they remembered about the service. Between them they managed to recall all the major parables and themes for the night. Then they set to work painting.
The little princess hard at work illustrating the vineyard parables.
Here is the finished product.

Here was her illustration of the Patriarch Joseph whom we remember on Holy Monday.

The crocodile hunter did his version of the parables of the vineyard.

and here is the Queen's illustration - those purple things sticking out are grapes growing from the tree (guess we need a botany lesson next :).


Erin said...

Lovely! This is a GREAT idea.

Pres. Kathy said...

We definitely have some artists in our midst!

Anonymous said...

I love how you took the idea and applied it to the services of Holy Week. There are so many striking images in the Bridegroom services. Your children did a beautiful job bringing them to life.

With love in Christ,