This year, on January 12, according to tradition, a Divine liturgy of children blessing, where children of preschool and school age from parishes of Tbilisi, Gardabani and village of Dzveli Kanda received God's blessing and anointing with Holy oil, was held in Mar Shemmon Bar Sabbae Assyrian-Chaldean Catholic Church.
From year to year, a growing number of children and adolescents take part in the service of Divine Liturgy. They sing in the Church choir, perform the duties of deacons, read excerpts from Holy Scripture, actively participate in the service by praying, thereby becoming familiar with their native culture and ancient religious traditions.
After the Liturgy, the entire parish went down to the Banquet hall of the Church were we all celebrated this beautiful children's holiday which has become a good will tradition in our Church. After tea, the children had fun with their favorite fairy tale characters, who came to visit them, performed by the volunteers from the Church youth group.