St. George Orthodox Church
Albanian Archdiocese of the OCA
Trumbull, Connecticut
Lenten Bracelets - Veror - 03/07/08

An Albanian folk spring-time tradition - whose origin is clouded in time - there was the practice of children wearing string bracelets for a period of time, bracelets that they would cut off and throw on the bushes so that the birds would take them for their nesting material.

In our parish, this folk custom was integrated into the church as a Lenten effort/reminder during Great Lent.

At the Church School session on Forgiveness Sunday, the children and their teachers tie this bracelet on their right hand, and keep it on until Paschal Vespers, when they cut it off, and place it on the bushes for the birds.

Many adults of the parish wear this bracelet in solidarity with the children.

The bracelets are crocheted red and white strings - a reminder of the nature of Christ: both God and man.

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Sunday, March 1st
FORGIVENESS SUNDAY/CHEESEFARE SUNDAY
9:30AM Church School prayers w/ talk from Fr. Sergei: Passing out of "Veror"
9:45AM Church School in Church Hall
10AM Divine Liturgy
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