A collection of links from around the web, organized by season and occasion, to help you celebrate the church year.
-"Seasons of the Church Year," an article by Dennis Bratcher.
-Lent & Beyond - a great site that regularly posts scriptures and prayers for the season.
-"24 Days Before Christmas," a list of activities for each day of Advent.
-"The Advent that Almost Wasn't," an article on celebrating Advent in stressful years, by Kerry.
-"Advent's Coming: Keep It Simple!"
-"Experiments in Advent," by Carolyn Thomas.
-"Law And Fire" - an Advent meditation
-A Las Posadas activity - good for a group of children
-"The Party Has Just Begun" - a quick intro to the 12 Days of Christmas
-"Christmas Traditions Without Kids" - because you don't have to be a parent in order to celebrate the season.
-"Hurrah for Three Kings Day," a review of the children's book.
-"Interview with Anna Moseley Gissing," on celebrating Epiphany
-"What Is Epiphany and How Do I Celebrate It?"
-"How To Throw an Epiphany Party in Four Easy Steps"
-"Simon of Cyrene" - a Lenten meditation
-"Spring Cleaning," a labor-intensive Lenten tradition.
-"On Lent," a guest blog by Dr. Betsy Barber.
-"Lenten meditation", on choosing a topic of mediation for the season.
-"Regular Season vs. Playoffs," on staying strong all the way through Lent.
-Printable Lenten Calendar for Kids (I love this one!)
-"Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes for Lent"
-"A Definition of Lent"
-"Lenten Rookie Mistakes," an article by Simcha Fisher.
-"What Is Lent?"a short, helpful video from Fr. Matt Kennedy.
-"Lent for a Forgetful Person," helpful ideas for celebrating with kids
-"Marked by Ashes"
-"Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust," a short meditation, with some helpful links at the end.
-"Interview with Cate MacDonald," on celebrating Lent.
-"Lenten Calendar & Plan": resources including recipes & crafts.
-"What Is Lent and How Do You Celebrate It?"
-"Between Cross and Resurrection in Narnia," a meditation on Holy Saturday, by Dr. Fred Sanders.
-"15 Ways to Observe Holy Week with Your Family," an annotated list by Barbara Curtis.
-How to observe a child-friendly Stations of the Cross, from Kerry.
-on fasting from electricity during Holy Week, from Ann.
-"Passover and Pascha," on celebrating the traditional Jewish holidays
-"Interview with Jennifer Snell," on celebrating Holy Week.
-"Book Review: What is Easter?" review of a great resource for young children.
-St. John Chrysostom's rightly famous Easter Homily.
-"Ideas for Celebrating Pentecost" - a great list of resources for families.
-How to throw a birthday party for the church! from the Liturgical Year for Littles Ones
-"Trinity Sunday" - a great list of resources for celebrating this feast.
Other Feasts & Fasts
-"Presentation of Our Lord" - or, Candlemas!
-"Celebrating the Church Year: the Presentation of Jesus (February 2)"
-"Jesus Christ Victor," on Christ the King Sunday.
-ideas for celebrating Christ the King Sunday.
-Pro-Life ways to celebrate the Annunciation
-"On Saints' Days"
-"The Conversion of St. Paul"
-"Making St. Brigid's Crosses" - a how-to on this craft.
-"The Feast of St. Joseph"
-"Gregory the Great"
-"St. David's Day" (patron saint of Wales)
-"St. Mary's Day for Children," a few ideas.
-the Feast of Edward the Confessor
-"Not Afraid of the Dead": a meditation for All Saints' Day, by Dr. John Mark Reynolds.
-"For All the Saints": another meditation for All Saints', this one by Susanne Dietze.
-A quick recipe for soul-cakes, for All Souls Day.
-"Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus Songs" - a humorous take on seasonal songs.
-The St. Nicholas Center
-"The Three Big December Feasts (that aren't Christmas)" - on St. Stephen's Day, St. John's Day, and the Feast of the Holy Innocents.