Sometime ago I created a brief liturgy book for my toddler. I filled it with pictures taken over the course of many Sundays. Each page showed a part of the liturgy with what it is called (for example, “Little Entrance,” “Gospel Reading,” etc). It was a big hit with adults and children in our parish. Many people hoped I would publish it, and I did try. However, Conciliar Press suggested that it was too particular to be of much interest to the larger Orthodox community. I think they are probably right, although I think many people in the Diocese of the Midwest would like it. Conciliar Press thought a better idea would be to offer a template for people to make their own books. Nothing has been done through them to pursue that yet, but it may still happen in the future.
Recently my “toddler” having grown into an older voracious reader asked me for a new liturgy book. So, I sat down and compiled a translation from various sources.* Then, I brought my compilation to church and edited it while DH handled the kids during Sunday liturgy. Now, after much labor, I have decided to share this one with everyone. You can use the template I’ve created and tweak it with the translation used in your parish and pictures of your church family. This one is very pink for a girly girl, but you can even change the color scheme.
|(Go to the link on her site to view the entire book.)|
Great work, Athanasia!! (If you use this, consider sending a donation to compensate Athanasia for her significant time investment.)
2 thoughts on “Personalized Divine Liturgy Book for Kids”
that's beautiful! It would make a nice gift for a godchild too.
Oh boy, it sure would. Oops! My goddaughter already has a copy…THIS one! (c; That's what you get when your godchild has a talented mama.