Saints of Great Lent Peg Doll Set

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Saints of Great Lent Peg Doll Set

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Saints of Great Lent Peg Doll Set

This set of peg dolls includes St.Gregory Palamas, St. John Climacus, and St. Mary of Egypt, who are commemorated during the Sundays of Great Lent. Each doll is 3.5 inches tall, hand painted, and sealed to ensure durability. These peg dolls make excellent gifts for children as they allow children to learn and interact with the saints in a tactile manner. This set also helps families incorporate church seasons into home life by teaching children about the lives of the saints and preparing them for related hymns heard during church services.


St. Gregory Palamas  (1296 - 1359)

Feast Day: November 14 (Commemorated 2nd Sunday of Great Lent)

St. Gregory Palamas was a monk at Mount Athos and eventually the Archbishop of Thessalonica. He was a theologian and defended contemplative prayer, hesychastic theology, as well as distinguished the difference between God’s essence and energies. Many of his writings are contained in the Philokalia.


St. John Climacus  (579 - 649)

Feast Day: March 30 (Commemorated 4th Sunday of Great Lent)

St. John Climacus was a monk at St. Catherine’s monastery on Mount Sinai and eventually became the abbot.  He wrote numerous instructive books, including The Ladder of Divine Ascent. He said, “Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but stand your ground courageously. And assuredly, the angel who guards you will honor your patience."


St. Mary of Egypt  (344 – 421)

Feast Day: April 1 (Commemorated 5th Sunday of Great Lent)

St. Mary of Egypt became a prostitute when 12 years old. After 17 years, she repented when she saw a vision of the Theotokos. She then became a desert ascetic and was in solitude for 47 years. After meeting St. Zosima and sharing her life story with him, she asked him to bring her Eucharist a year later, which he did. She then died in the desert and was buried by a lion.


Each peg doll has a card with a short biography on it. These peg dolls were hand painted with love and care by a woman in Cincinnati, OH.

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