Home Activities:

  • We begin our study of Pascha on Palm Sunday.  When you bring home the Palms, help your child  put them with each icon.
  • Decorate candle with flowers for the Palm Sunday procession, then in your icon corner.
  • Again place the icon of the feast we colored a few weeks ago in a prominent place.
  • Participate in as many of the Holy Week services as possible. Don’t be afraid to extend bedtime this once or to miss school.
  • Read the story at bedtime each night.
  • Prayer on Palm Sunday: Hosanna in the Highest! Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord. Amen.
  • On Pascha: Put the icon in a prominent place.
  • Make Easter eggs and color them. With older children, try Pysanky.
  • Practice the Paschal greeting “Christ is Risen” & “Indeed He is risen”; memorize in several languages.
  • Plant seeds for flowers.  Visit a florist’s shop and look at all the flowers.  Decorate icons at home with flowers.
  • Bake the traditional sweet bread and make traditional cheese with your child.
  • Let your child help in packing your Pascha basket for church.
  • Puzzle and coloring pages.
  • Sing the Troparion each day, lots of different melodies.


                      PASCHAL GREETINGS


English: Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!

                        Greek: Christos anesti! Alethos anesti!

                        Russian: Christos voskrese! Voistinu voskrese!

                        Arabic: Al-masi-kam! Haq an qaam!

                        Romanian: Christos inviat! Adeverat inviat!

























































1. Mark16:2 "Very early in in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the ____ when the sun had risen.
5. John20:16 (Mary) "turned and said to Him in Hebrew, 'Rabboni,'"
8. John20:15"Supposing Him to be the _____,(Mary) said to Him, 'Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him"
10. John20:7 "the ____ which had been on His head...rolled up in a place by itself"
12. Mark20:6-7 "Then ____ came, following, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there."
1. John20:2 Mary said to the disciples, "They have ____ away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him."
2. Mark 16:5 "And entering the tomb, they saw a young ___ clothed in a long white robe"
3. Mark16:9 "He appeared first to ____ _______"
4. Mark16:1 "Now when the _____ was past, (the women) brought spices, that they might come and anoint him."
6. Matt.28:4 "and the ____ shook for fear and became like dead men"
7. Mark16:4 "they saw the ____ had been rolled away"
9. Mark16:7 "Tell His ____ that He is going before you into Galilee"
11. Mark20:5 ____ came to the tomb before Peter, but "did not go in."