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This week’s goal was to learn about our icon of the Prophet Elijah in our church’s narthex. This is part 2 of 4 for our Youth Sunday project coming up in November.

Week 8:

In addition to the the teacher’s outline, you will need the following for this lesson:

  • A Bible
  • Your construction paper from last week
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Print out of the icon included in the teacher’s outline, for each student (if you are doing the activity)

This icon can be found in the narthex of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in St. Louis, MO. It is an icon telling the story from the Old Testament of the Prophet Elijah being taken up to heave in a chariot of fire while handing off his mantle to his disciple, the Prophet Elisha. (4 Kingdoms 2)

The Prophet Elijah was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire (4 Kingdoms 2:11)

The Prophet Elisha is receiving the mantle from the Prophet Elijah