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Christians crowded into local churches Wednesday, joining their counterparts around the world to mark the start of Lent with the traditional application of ashes to the forehead. The 40-day Lenten season is regarded by Roman Catholics and others as...
Parents and caregivers of children with special needs can now get a free break, thanks to a new kids program at First Presbyterian Church of Eustis through a partnership with Nathaniel's Hope, an Orlando-based outreach organization. The church, at 117...
An anonymous tipster clued me in to a downtown Allentown curiosity — a Hungarian church making Catholic pizza. Catholic pizza? What's Catholic pizza? Regular pizza shaped like a cross? Or, because of the Hungarian twist, could it be strudel filled...
Tags: Ed Pawlowski, Hungary, Allentown, Roman Catholicism, Tomatoes
Tribune reporterUnable to overcome the disgrace of a sexual misconduct accusation, Bishop Matthias, head of the local diocese for the Orthodox Church of America, has announced he will step down Monday, leaving a vacancy in Chicago just weeks before Orthodox Christians...
email@example.comWith Catherine “Katie” Stevens’ 99th birthday behind her, the calendar is closing in on her centennial birthday. March 13 marked the last birthday Stevens’s age could be counted in double digits. She said she received many floral...
The Religion WorldReligion News Service reporter Kimberly Winston writes about atheists who have left religion, but still observe Lent: What would an “atheist Lent” look like? A group of young nonbelievers are finding out, observing the Christian practice minus...
Worshipers at a West Baltimore church donated more than 1,000 pieces of clothing to a prison re-entry program as part of their Easter Sunday services. Members of the Empowerment Temple Church were asked to forgo buying new outfits for Easter in favor...
Tags: Empowerment Temple, Prisons, Easter
I spent the first two weeks of Lent in Antigua, Guatemala, where during the "Cuaresma" (Lent) everything changes. Purple banners hang on the outside of churches, shops and even homes. On Fridays, the people flock from all over to fill the churches eager...
firstname.lastname@example.orgEaster is seen as a children's holiday. Kids dye eggs, munch chocolate bunnies and scramble to grab the most plastic eggs at the community egg hunt. It's a happy, simple day of candy and bunnies. Easter can be uplifting. Coming in early spring, it...
Tags: Bible, Judaism, Students, Roman Catholicism, Religious Texts
Staff WriterValley residents celebrate Easter in a wide variety of ways but for most, it’s a chance to bring family closer. “It’s getting together with family, reminding them that Jesus died for us, and we should be grateful, not just now but...
With the issue of same-sex marriage argued before the Supreme Court and raging elsewhere in America, a question: Is it possible to be a traditional Christian or Muslim or Orthodox Jew — and hold to one's faith on what constitutes marriage —...
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