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Macarius and the Hyena
Music: George Frideric Handel
A monk of the Egyptian desert helped a desperate mother, and was richly rewarded.

THEY say that as Macarius was praying one day, a hyena crept into his desert cave and began to lick his feet.

Finding the monk slow to comprehend, the hyena gently tugged at his tunic and tried to draw him towards the door.

Still puzzled, Macarius followed her until they came to her own cave.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Draw. Sketch.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Leave. Drop. Smile.

Use together in one sentence: Lick. Gratefully. Understand.

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Bede and the Paschal Controversy
Music: George Frideric Handel
The earliest Christians longed to celebrate the resurrection together at Passover, but that was not as easy as it sounds.

CHRIST died and rose again at Passover, the week-long Jewish festival at the first full moon of Spring. Christians had always wanted to celebrate Easter at that time each year, but no astronomer could determine the vernal equinox or full moon with precision.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Its. It’s.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Wait. Spring. Respect.

Use together in one sentence: Die. Tradition. Calendar.

More games: Confusables. Spinner. Opposites. Verb or Noun? Active or Passive? Subject and Object. Adjectives. Word Classes.

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