Dormition falls in mid-August. Again, we study this feast the week before the feast to prepare for the celebration.

  • Color the icon and place it in your icon corner.
  • Decorate all over the house, especially in front of icons of Mary, with flowers, fresh or silk or tissue paper. Make lots of tissue paper flowers.
  • Let your child help you in making a bouquet to take to church for Liturgy and put it in front of the icon of the Theotokos.
  • In your story time reread stories of Mary, her Annunciation, the Nativity of Christ, the trip to the temple when Jesus was 12, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection, Ascension, and Pentecost. Look for Mary in each of these stories.

Prayer: Lord, fill me with the fragrant love of your mother, Mary.