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A "synaxis" is a coming together of like-minded people.  The church often offers us a synaxis of the "main players" in a feast day, celebrated the day after the feast.  And "Synaxarion" is a Greek word for the collection of the lives of the saints.  It seems like a great name for the current project!

Project Synaxis is underway and we need help!  This is a very large endeavor and we are eager to find people inspired by this project who want to contribute.  Our goal is to create a full year's Orthodox synaxis, or Lives of Saints, for children.  Besides the core hagiographical life of a saint for every day of the year, told in a way engaging to children, we are also creating a variety of supplemental materials, such as follow-up questions, parent reflections, recipes, crafts, copywork assignments, music, and online activities, to name a few.  We will eventually publish the project through Anaphora Press, with God's help.

We've collected some things here for you to review: a Mission Statement and sample entries for two days.  If you like what you see and want to help us, please contact  Macrina at macrina440@mac.com.  She will tell you more about the project, answer questions, and get you hooked up with the website .
If you would like to be a significant contributor, you will need to set up a Google account for yourself if you do not yet have one, as we are using it for our file-sharing at a co-operative workspace on a private website.  Here is a link for creating a new Google account: https://accounts.google.com/NewAccount

We can use help in so many different areas: writing, editing, drawing, crafting, music and audio, website upkeep, etc.  If you are inspired to help with this holy labor, please do contact us.  We would love for you to be part of this blessed community forming.  We call together on the Holy Spirit to inspire us and the saints to guide us in creating a rich offering of hagiography and activities to help educate our children's hearts and minds in the holy faith of the saints who have gone before us.  May God bless it!

Here is our Mission Statement which describes the basic overview of the project.
Here are some Sample Lives of Saints you can read to get a sense of what each day's materials will look like.

Macrina Lewis at Anaphora Press
Subpages (1): Sample Lives of Saints