The Four Feasts: Seasonal Tellebrations to mark the Four Cycles of Life through the Year
The Kirkos Caravan hosts and performs at four “tellebrations” each calendar year to understand and celebrate the Earth’s relationship to the Sun, and our human relationship to the Son. Wherever we are in the world, at each solstice and each equinox we host an out-of-doors seasonal feast for family and friends, inviting them to exercise their creativity and share their talents through seasonally-inspired food, drink, songs, poetry, stories, dances, and any other cultural traditions.
A Recipe for the Four Feasts:
1. The Kirkos Caravan Blessing
2. A Feast of Seasonal Fare
3. A KC Storytelling Theatre Performance of stories, songs, recitations, or other theater arts on the theme of the particular season: of nature, of saints, of the corresponding season in a human life, or of a liturgical feast
4. Storytelling Circle- all present are invited to share stories or memories related to the themes
5. Folk dance around the bonfire or candlelight
In the course of our preparation, we study and discuss the science, saints, and liturgical feasts of the season. We may create seasonal masks, costumes, and stage sets, and decorate seasonal wreaths and trees ornamented from natural objects and homemade creations. Inspired by our studies, we create our own stories, poems, and songs, and our own homemade books and artwork over the course of the new season. Please visit the blog for photos and highlights of these tellebrations and our seasonal studies!