Holy Week Crafts Group for Kids 

Holy Week Crafts Group for Kids with Presvytera Mallory Kasapakis and Alyssa Kyritsis

Advance registration is required. Register HERE.

Join myOCN Interactive Virtual Community will be offering 30 minute virtual crafting activities for children every day of Holy Week beginning with Palm Sunday, in partnership with Orthodox Pebbles learning materials. Click to view the printable packet & supply list; it contains the templates for making the crafts presented at the live group, as well as the suggested supply list.

Join us for Holy Week Crafts for Kids, every day of Holy week (April 25-May 1) at 3:30 pm EST. 

These simple crafts will engage children around each day of Holy Week and prepare them for a joyful Pascha at home. Advance registration is required. 

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR PARTICIPATION: 

  • Advance registration is required. Please register as early as possible, as participants will receive a list of suggested materials in advance of Holy Week. 
  • Materials will not be provided. We recommend purchasing materials in advance and following along with your children during the sessions. View supply list and downloadable packet.
  • Crafts are suitable for most children, but adult supervision and assistance will be required as these sessions are entirely virtual. 

Orthodox Pebbles provides creative resources to familiarize children with our Church, its theology, services, customs and traditions, within an environment of Christian fellowship and community. Every lesson is based on a solid knowledge of our faith and seeks to transmit knowledge in an engaging, interactive and fun way.  

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Palm Sunday – children create palm fronds to celebrate the triumphant entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem.

Holy Monday – make your own paper oil lamp and learn about the Parable of the Ten Virgins. (Bonus: with adult supervision, try making your own real natural oil lamb using the additional craft guide at Orthodox Pebbles.)

Holy Tuesday – learn about the woman who anointed Christ with myrrh and create your own DIY “perfume” using household ingredients

Holy Wednesday – create a scene of the Mystical Supper featuring Christ and the apostles

Holy Thursday – decorate a printed icon of the Holy Passion with a frame of paper flowers

Holy Friday – make a lantern with real or artificial flame for the Holy Friday service

Holy Saturday – make Pascha decorations with us in this final Holy Week program!

Authors

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    Alyssa Kyritsis was born and raised in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology with a Master of Divinity with High Distinction. She has served on the HCHC Alumni Council since 2016 and currently serves on its Executive Board as the Treasurer. She moved to Jacksonville in June 2014 to begin her work as the Pastoral Assistant of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church and served there for 6.5 years before moving back to Canonsburg to be closer to family. Alyssa has served on staff and in leadership roles at Camp Nazareth (Met. of Pittsburgh), the Metropolis of Boston Camp, Ionian Village and St. Stephen’s Summer Camp (Met. of Atlanta) for various summer camps and retreats over the past 13 years. She has been a contributing author for PRAXIS Magazine and the Metropolis of Pittsburgh's Summer Camp Curriculum, interned at both the Metropolis of Pittsburgh and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Youth Offices, is a recipient of OCN’s 2017 30 under 30, and served on the Metropolis of Atlanta’s Strategic Planning Committee. In October 2015, she married the love of her life, Nikolas Kyritsis, and they joyfully welcomed their first child, Nicholas, in March 2019.


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