Home Activities:

  • Color the icon of the feast and put it in your icon corner.
  • If your child did not decorate a jar for holy water in Church School this week, do one at home.
  • Review the story of the birth of John the Baptist and of the baptism of Jesus.
  • Visit the doves at a pet shop.
  • Practice the Troparion, “When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan…”
  • Let your child help prepare for the house blessing with the holy water you receive at church; let him keep his own small bottle of holy water in his own icon corner to partake a small amount when ill or in need of spiritual comfort.

Prayer: May the Lord who rose from the waters of baptism bless us all with His Holy Spirit.