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Catholic Activity: Easter Standard


  • wooden cross, about 5 feet tall
  • laurel or flower branches
  • ribbons
  • lanterns
  • Prep Time

  • 4 hours
  • Difficulty

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  • Cost

  • $$ $ $
  • For Ages

  • 15+
  • Activity Types

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An emblem of victory — Christ's victory over death — could be set up in the garden. This explains and gives direction on how to do the custom of the Easter Standard.


Just as one hangs up flags and decorations to celebrate victory over an enemy, so now Christians raise a standard to honor the victory of Christ over death. Such a standard could be simply a tall home-made cross, say 5-foot high, which could be set up formally in the garden and decorated with laurel, the emblem of victory — in fact with any flowers or branches or lanterns or ribbons. The Easter standard is something which could be explained to the children in a family, and which they could be given the task of setting up and decorating.

Activity Source: Candle is Lighted, A by P. Stewart Craig, The Grail, Field End House, Eastcote, Middlesex, 1945

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