Orthodox Family ForumFamily traditions

Discussion of items related to Orthodox parenting
Happiness
Total posts: 12
Joined: 06.12.2011
Children: 1
Church: Orthodox Church of Russia
Location: Ukraine
 Family traditions

Post by Happiness » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:03 pm

Dear friends! Could you tell me about the traditions in your families? :)
As for my family, we try to pray and have supper together, go to church on holidays, in spring, summer and autumn we often make picnics in the park or go fishing. We also like to have dinner with a candle, like in a restaurant. :oops: On Christmas and New Year we prepare surprises for each other and put them under a new-year-tree. We also always congratulate each other at 00:00 (on birthday, New Year, Easter etc.). :friends:

John
Total posts: 109
Joined: 07.05.2010
Children: 0
Occupation: Student
Church: Orthodox Church of Russia
Location: Moskow
 Re: Family traditions

Post by John » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:52 am

Well,now it's the time of Advent and I'd like to tell you a few words about my family's Advent and Christmas traditions.
We always make or buy a special Advent calendar-there are 40 little boxes where we put sweets in this calendar-1 box is oriented for 1 day of Advent.
We always candle the lights on Advent garland. There 5 candles on this garland-and we light 1 candle on the first Sunday of Advent,2-on the second and so on.
And,of course,we always go to the church on Christmas.
CHRIST IS RISEN!

User avatar
Serafima
Total posts: 113
Joined: 13.08.2009
Children: 2
Occupation: happy mom and wife
Church: Orthodox Church of Russia
 Re: Family traditions

Post by Serafima » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:16 am

John
thanks for interesting ideas! :thanks:

our family is only 3 years old, so we don't have many traditions yet. Of course we go to Church every Sunday. and then we do different things. Sunday is our family day, the only day my husband is able to spend with us. Also me and my husband try to find some time for us at least once a week. Usually he takes me out for a dinner or for a walk. I enjoy this time so much as it helps me to see that we are still on the same page with our relationship. :)
Χριστος Aνεστη!

Happiness
Total posts: 12
Joined: 06.12.2011
Children: 1
Church: Orthodox Church of Russia
Location: Ukraine
 Re: Family traditions

Post by Happiness » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:51 pm

Serafima
Wow! It's really great to see such families where a couple tries to keep their warm relations like before marriage and even better! I wish your family happiness and love in our Lord Jesus Christ! :) :friends:

User avatar
Serafima
Total posts: 113
Joined: 13.08.2009
Children: 2
Occupation: happy mom and wife
Church: Orthodox Church of Russia
 Re: Family traditions

Post by Serafima » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:51 am

Happiness
Thanks Olya, same to you! Our philosophy is that you have to work on your relationship constantly and our family means a lot for us. Also i feel left out without spending some time together with my husband.. :oops:
Χριστος Aνεστη!

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic

Quick Reply

Change Text Case: 
   
This reply contains at least one attachment.

If you wish to attach one or more files enter the details below.

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
  • Traditions in education
    by Serafima » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:50 pm » in Orthodox Family Forum
    11 Replies
    9643 Views
    Last post by Serafima
    Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:57 pm