Book Activities and Cookie Recipes

Extend Catherine’s Pascha and The Saint Nicholas Day Snow and enrich your little ones’ participation in these special days with these activities, crafts, and recipes. If you’re looking for a particular activity, check the index.



Icons in Catherine’s Pascha

Icons in Catherine’s Pascha

Some thoughts from R.J. Hughes The Orthodox faith is a faith of art in many forms. While my work was limited to the visual arts, I wanted to, and hoped I did, create a rich, colored world that reflects the beauty of a Pascha service. A huge thank you to Father John...
Orthodox churches in Catherine’s Pascha

Orthodox churches in Catherine’s Pascha

When my illustrator, R.J. (Becky) Hughes, had the idea of framing the pages in Catherine’s Pascha with images of Orthodox churches from around the world, she wanted to have at least one church from every continent: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South...
Children’s basket cover project

Children’s basket cover project

Do you fill a basket with candy and small gifts for your children on Pascha morning? If you’ve made an embroidered cover for the Pascha basket that you take to church, your children might like to try their hand at basket covers for their baskets at home. The basket...
How to make Pascha ornaments

How to make Pascha ornaments

Project created by R.J. Hughes “Oh! Could you make a blown-egg ornament like those eggs Catherine’s holding on the cover?” A single, off-hand comment from my mother-in-law. She had arranged an author’s presentation for me at her P.E.O. Chapter. At each meeting they...
Glass icon project

Glass icon project

Project and pattern by Randi Maria Sider-Rose, Iconographer Peasants in 19th century Transylvania discovered that, although hand-painted icons from Greece were out of their price range, they were able to produce their own icons on glass. Following in this tradition,...
Build your own Saint Nicholas Day gift bags

Build your own Saint Nicholas Day gift bags

Updated for 2021! Friends, St. Nicholas Day is December 6. That’s not as far off as it sounds. Especially this year, when plans are likely to be complicated by uncertainty. Will you be able to have an in-person party for the children of your parish? Will you...

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