SSCORRE – Special Feast Day Edition

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Special Feast Day Edition

We celebrate the feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple on November 21st.

In addition to attending Liturgy (in-person or virtually this year!) what else can we do to honor the Theotokos and celebrate this feast day? Below are some ideas:

  • Read about the feast and learn about its icon here.

Find ways to celebrate the feast with your family here at Orthodox Motherhood

and here at Orthodox Pebbles.

The Entrance of the Theotokos

  • The Troparion (hymn of the feast) is available to listen to and sing along with your children in English here:  troparion and kontakion and in Greek here: troparion
  • Chant the Akathist to the Theotokos
  • Chant the Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos in English or Greek
  • After learning about the icon, color this page
  • More structured and detailed learning here(click on the desired age level at the right, and then click on Lesson 2 tab at the top) and another lesson here:

Blessed feast of the Theotokos to your family!

May the Panagia bless and protect you always!



A Message from Maria Spanos

I am passionate about our Orthodox Christian faith and seek to help others learn as much as they can about it. My purpose here is to share online resources that help strengthen our relationship with Christ and bind us closer to His Church. I believe they are invaluable in learning about our precious Orthodox Tradition, and are a great aid for teaching family members, friends and others about Orthodoxy. ~Maria

Two of my favorite quotes:

“A true Christian behaves in this life so that it may be a preparation for the future one and not only a life here below. In his actions, he does not think what will be said of him here but of what will be said there in heaven; he represents to himself that he is always in the presence of God, of the angels and all the saints, and remembers that someday they will bear witness of his thoughts, words, and deeds.”  — Saint John of Kronstadt


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