We’re all feeling the loss of connection we have become accustomed to. We are staying home as much as we possibly can, and even when we do get to physically interact, there’s a new distance between us in the form of social distancing. We aren’t able to physically gather together to worship, but our prayers align us in a spiritual communion that transcends the holy distance between us.
With that understanding, I’ve collected some great resources for celebrating Holy Week and Easter from home with your little ones.
First and foremost, I’ve published four videos of me telling Godly Play stories, to help us stay connected to sacred story. They are:
The Holy Family
The Circle of the Church Year
The Faces of Easter
I suggest watching the “Getting Ready” video each time you prepare to hear another Godly Play video. Any of these can be watched at any time, but I recommend The Holy Family for Monday of Holy Week, The Circle of the Church Year for Tuesday, and The Faces of Easter for Wednesday and Thursday. The Faces of Easter is a little long and has many moments to pause and reflect on.
I’ve also collected some lovely resources to help families celebrate Holy Week and Easter together.
Jay LaNunziata is the Director of Christian Formation at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville, NC. They are a graduate of Mid-Atlantic Christian University of Elizabeth City, NC, and come from the Roman Catholic tradition. They enjoy geocaching, baking, Star Trek, and artisan coffee. View all posts by Jay