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:
- Preparatory discussion of the Season of the Great Fast as outlined by the Byzantine pre-Lenten Sundays.
- Daily meditations for adults and children, leading through the Passion of Christ, and a guided discussion of each lesson.
- Accompanying crafts, projects, or suggestions for each daily lesson that will give each child a leaf to put on his own Zacchaeus Tree as a gift to Jesus.
- Instruction and discussion on the hymns and prayers that are contained in the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
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.
2017 ~ 151 pages ~ spiral binding ~ 8 1/2" x 11"