😇 Go to the Service of the Day – The main way we participate in the life of the church is by connecting ourselves with the body of Christ, which naturally includes the great cloud of witnesses, the saints! If a service is offered, we make it our priority to attend!
😇 Recite the story of their patron saint – This is something we started last year, now that my kids are a little older. We read the life of St Elizabeth and later Elizabeth recites the story to the whole family! If we have a gathering with friends, which we didn’t this year, but last year she told her story to her friends! I reminded her that her friends likely didn’t know about St Elizabeth the New Martyr and she was astounded by that fact!
😇 If you have an icon, display it in a prominent place in you prayer corner (I like to put it on the table during our meals that day). If I have a paper copy, I frame it and display it. Connecting the person to their image, and story is important, and we can honor their memory this way too!
😇 During family prayers, we say a prayer and ask for their intercession for our family! There are also special songs dedicated to most saints, so we try to look those up and sing them as well! 🎶🙏🏻 for St Elizabeth the New Martyr, it’s said she was singing “O Lord save thy people…” as she was being martyred. So we sing that song!