"The solution is to be found through the sanctification of the parents. Become saints and you will have no problems with your children." Father Porphyrios , Wounded By Love
Monday, July 14, 2008
Hide and Seek
The Crypto-Christians once hid for their life underground, and had to secretly celebrate the Divine Liturgy.* In this version of "Hide and Seek" ask your kids/teens to do the same, while you hunt them down as the "Persecutor of Christians." Whoever is found could be put to trial, may be asked if they believe in Christ, and could face the threat of death if they do not renounce their faith. A variation we played was whoever was caught had to help catch others!
*Early persecutions of Christians lasted until Saint Constantine the Great issued his "Edict of Milan," shortly after A.D. 312, and proclaimed freedom of religion throughout the Empire. However, Christians met again the threat of death under such ruling forces as the Turks in Asia Minor and Communism in many countries.