Visual Schedule for Orthodox Liturgy

I know I’m not the only parent who gets asked a few dozen times, “When is Feast of Peace?” or “When’s Communion?” I made this visual schedule of the Liturgy for my child who has trouble with sensory processing and transitions. I hope this helps lots of other parents, too!

Download the PDF version of this and the other 2 pages of the Visual Schedule for the Divine Liturgy on Writing Like a Mother. Author Summer Kinard put this schedule together for her own children.

This is all part of my effort to make the Orthodox Christian faith more accessible to children and families with special needs. My friend Charlotte Riggle (author of Catherine’s Pascha) and I are hard at work planning a book on the subject. Grab these schedule pages, share with friends, and if you will, comment to let me know which issues you’d like addressed in our book. What do you love about the faith that you don’t want your child or family to miss out on?




Here’s the Visual Schedule for Children in wheelchairs:Orthodox Liturgy Wheelchair

All images either from BoardMaker or the Internet. Not copyrighted, but also not for commercial use. Please give credit and link back to this post if you share. Thank you!

If you’d prefer to purchase a full-color, heavy duty laminated version, visit my Etsy shop, Awetism.

18 thoughts on “Visual Schedule for Orthodox Liturgy”

  1. This is a really truly great job! For our first lesson on Divine Liturgy, we used 7-8 pictures as “stand-up stations” to help children remember the times they should be standing in worship. But yours is amazing! Thank you!

    1. I love this idea! We have a faith that encourages learning visually and immersively, and I love that so many of us are reaching out to children to teach through these media.

      1. If you could also make one for altar servers that would be great too.
        Thanks from the bottom of my heart for these!! My special kiddo still has such a hard time during Liturgy and I pray that your work helps him cope!!

    1. I’m glad it’s up to par! I’m learning as much as I can through conferences and books and my child’s therapists and friends who teach special education, but my hat is really off to those of you who serve these children every day. Thank you for your work!

  2. The monastery of Saint John the Baptist in Essex, England has produced a picture book for the Divine Liturgy illustrated by the main iconographer nun. It is for pre-school children.. You should take a look

    1. The only difference is that the Holy Holy Holy is all in English instead of once in Greek. I can change it and post an update, but it will take a few days.

  3. These are fantastic… I made individual cards and reduced the steps for one child who could only visually handle 4-6 sequenced steps at a time

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