BEHOLD! The Bridegroom Has Arrived! On Sunday April 12, the Bridegroom icon of our Lord was solemnly processed into the darkened Church of Saint Nicholas. Hundreds of homes prayed with us live from home as we were presented our Lord Jesus Christ Who has come this week to offer Himself to us in order to save our souls. Below you will find all you need to help your family fully experience this early part of Holy Week...
Holy Week Teen Discussion Tools
The Department of Religious Education for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese has prepared thought provoking discussions and activities for our youth. Included here are some ideas for how to engage with your teenage children and shed some light on the themes of the early part of Holy Week. We highly encourage you to spend this extra time at home as a family unit and explore matters of our faith together!
Holy Week Storytime Videos for Kids
In hopes of offering some spiritual assistance to our young families, Saint Nicholas will be offering a new online video series "Saint Nicholas Storytime." These short videos will feature spiritual picture books read by faithful stewards of Saint Nicholas. We will post videos to mark the various significant moments of Holy Week (and beyond!) as a resource for our parents as they hope to bring Pascha home to their children. Enjoy the video included below to help your family understand the themes from the first half of Holy Week. You can also Click Here to see the first two entries in the series (Saint Lazarus and Palm Sunday).
Young Family "Holy Week from Home" Kits
Recently posted on the Metropolis of Atlanta website is an extremely useful "Holy Week At Home" family kit. This kit was created by Fr. Sampson Kasapakis in Pensacola, FL as a way of keeping young families spiritually engaged during Holy Week. In it you will find a Holy Week Workbook with a summary of each day, notes about the various icons of the week, activities and even coloring sheets for the youngest believers.
Click Here to Download the "Holy Week at Home" Kit