The Zacchaeus Tree:
A Family Guide through the Season of The Great Fast


by Lynne Drozdik Wardach

Following on the heels of her wonderful compilation of Advent devotions in The Jesse Tree, Lynne Wardach has compiled decades of teaching, crafting, cooking, and teaching catechism into a book to help Catholic families make the Lenten climb toward heaven. The Zacchaeus Tree draws from the rich Byzantine tradition and features:


The lessons are designed to familiarize children with the traditional modes of worship and service during the Fast, and to prompt them to offer little spiritual gifts of reparation to Jesus during his sorrowful Passion.

due January 29, 2017  ~  ca. 150 pages  ~  spiral binding  ~  8 1/2" x 11"  ~  $24.00 (U.S.)


The Zacchaeus Tree by Lynne Wardach
 
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Contents

Introduction

How to Use This Text

PART ONE: Preparation for the Great Fast
The Sunday of Zacchaeus:So Begins the Preparation for the Fast
The Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee: You Can’t Judge a Cookie by its Sprinkles
Sunday of the Prodigal Son: Avoiding the Green-Eyed Monster
Meatfare Sunday: The Answers to the Final Exam
Cheesefare/Forgiveness Sunday: And so we begin…

PART TWO: The Great Fast
The First Week of the Fast
Pure Monday
Pure Tuesday
Pure Wednesday
Pure Thursday
Pure Friday   
First Saturday: St. Theodore the Recruit
First Sunday of the Fast: Sunday of Orthodoxy
The Second Week of the Fast
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday  
Saturday
Second Sunday of the Fast: St. Gregory Palamas   
The Third Week of the Fast   
Monday   
Tuesday
Wednesday    
Thursday    
Friday
Saturday   
Third Sunday of the Fast: The Veneration of the Holy Cross   
The Fourth Week of the Fast   
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Fourth Sunday of the Fast: St. John of the Ladder
The Fifth Week of the Fast
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Fifth Sunday of the Fast: St. Mary of Egypt   
The Sixth Week of the Fast
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

PART THREE: Holy Week and Paskha   
Lazarus Saturday
Flowery (Palm) Sunday
Great and Holy Monday   
Great and Holy Tuesday   
Great and Holy Wednesday
Great and Holy Thursday
Great and Holy Friday
Great and Holy Saturday
Resurrection Matins