One day in the fourth century, Egeria, a woman with enough time and means, left for a three-year tour of Biblical places. Join Lucy, Lucas, and Linus as they follow Egeria's travels and discover some early church practices, thanks to their guest, Dr. Stefana Laing of Beeson Divinity School. Dr. Laing shares her invaluable knowledge, including a detailed explanation of how Christmas and Easter celebrations started.
Books recommendations for kids studying church history:
The Holy Land Illustrated Bible: https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/csb-holy-land-illustrated-bible-hardcover-P005822949
Holman Illustrated Guide to Biblical Geography: https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/holman-illustrated-guide-to-biblical-geography-P005018792
Photos provided by Dr. Stefana Lang:
My sterling silver ring features Hebrew script with a verse from Song of Songs 6:3, "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine." The early church interpreted this love poem in terms of Christ and the soul.
The two small communion cups are made of olive wood, and I used one to take Communion in the Garden of Gethsemane in 2019 when I was traveling in Israel with a group of other women academics.
The sprig of dried rosemary is from a bush in the Garden of Gethsemane. We spent some devotional time there, individually praying and meditating on Jesus's Passion.