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 :).
"Behold, the Lord will pass by, and before the Lord, a great and powerful wind will be rending the mountains and shattering the rocks; but the Lord will not be in the wind. After the wind, an earthquake, but the Lord will not be in the earthquake. After the earthquake, there will be a fire, but the Lord will not be in the fire. After the fire, there will be a sound of a gentle breeze, and the Lord will be there."
But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she may help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful; and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Luke 10:40-42