Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tea Party for the Theotokos

The annual tea party for the Presentation of the Theotokos. Every year, all the little girls (ages 2-12) in our parish gather for a tea party in honor of the Theotokos. This year, 30 young ladies wearing their finest dined on muffins, jelly sandwiches and fruit, and "tea" poured by Father himself. Each girl brings a candle and takes part in a very special procession in the church, in memory of the girls who processed before the precious Mary at age three, as she made her way to the temple, to become the living Holy of Holies, the one human chosen to fully and physically contain God within her.

4 comments:

magda said...

This is so beautiful.

Mat. Emily said...

So, so sweet!

Elenie said...

A precious idea ~ I love it!

aaronandbrighid said...

What an awesome idea! Only make sure no one at these tea parties does any marshmallow roasting. Roasting marshmallows in honour of the Theotokos is apparently forbidden by the canons!