Paschal concert by the Znamensky skete Sunday school
On Sunday afternoon, the young artists from the Znamensky skete Sunday school arrived to the Seraphim-Diveyevo monastery for the Paschal concert performance. At the monastery’s Pilgrim Center, the children sang songs and recited poems dedicated to the Bright Resurrection of Christ, and performed in a play based on the “Kolobok” fairy tale.
Eleven years ago, the skete staged a puppet show based on this fairy tale, but today the audience saw a new rendering of “Kolobok.” On the eve of Pascha, Kolobok goes to church to be sprinkled with holy water. On his way there, he met animals who wanted to eat Kolobok but he safely returned home to his grandparents greeting them with the feast.
The audience rejoiced at the unexpected happy end of the well-known fairy tale and rewarded the young artists with loud applause.
A nice fairy tale is a tiny parable and a beneficial source of moral. The main goal of the sisters teaching the Sunday School in the Znamensky skete is to present Christian truth to the children. It took two long months to practice for the performance: to write the script, sew the costumes, make theatricals, select and memorize the songs. All of Znamensky skete Sunday school production scripts are original; as a rule, the sisters process a well-known work to add the new story lines or even new endings to provide the necessary edifying message for their performance.