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Lent

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  • Ash Wednesday is today

    Ash Wednesday is today
    Christians in several traditions observe today as Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. The season is a period of solemnity before Easter, the traditional observance of Jesus' resurrection, which will fall this year on April 8. Ash Wednesday takes its name...
  • Fish Fridays: More ideas for cooking salmon

    Fish Fridays: More ideas for cooking salmon
    Ash Wednesday is Feb. 22 this year, the start of the Lenten season in the Western church. Many will observe Lent by giving up meat as a mark of contrition but as my Good Eating story “Fish again? 5 strategies for serving salmon for Lenten meals&...
  • Devout mark start of Lent

    Devout mark start of Lent
    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...
  • On Faith: The meaning of Lent

    This week some of us wore dark smudges on our foreheads. Maybe you were one of us. Smudge wearers grow less each decade. Even many of those who share Christ's name graciously decline to wear smudge marks. The smudge, of course, is ash from Ash...
  • Hampton Roads worshippers let their Lent observances focus on preparation, giving

    Hampton Roads worshippers let their Lent observances focus on preparation, giving
    Mark and Selena Van Hout, along with their six children, will give up some things in the next 36 days. But the Lenten season is about more than that, they say. "Mark's family traditionally gave up candy, soda, popcorn, and ice cream since they were...
  • Intersections: Rituals offer continuity and perspective

    It's been more than a decade since my grandparents died. Every so often, I take a different route to get home to pay homage to the place they once called home, a place that became the centerpiece of so many childhood memories still burning vibrantly in my...
  • Tuesday's Calendar

    Tuesday's Calendar
    TILL THURSDAY Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour The Paso Robles wine county is coming to the Newport Beach area for a series of wine-related events. For information and tickets to the various events, visit www.pasowine.com. TUESDAY Help Your Family...
  • Tuesday's Calendar

    TILL THURSDAY Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour The Paso Robles wine county is coming to the Newport Beach area for a series of wine-related events. For information and tickets to the various events, visit http://www.pasowine.com. TUESDAY Help Your...
  • Tuesday is National Pancake Day at IHOP

    Tuesday is National Pancake Day at IHOP
    Tuesday is National Pancake Day at IHOP. Until 10 p.m., IHOP restaurants nationwide are offering guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In return for the free pancakes, guests are encouraged to make a voluntary donation to support the local...
  • Cancer survivor finds comfort in Stations of the Cross

    Cancer survivor finds comfort in Stations of the Cross
    Alice Brown remembers the moment of dread when doctors diagnosed her with cancer. She imagines her terror and despair were much like what Jesus felt when he was sentenced to die on the cross. Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy seemed to defeat the...
  • Friday's Calendar

    Friday's Calendar
    FRIDAY Go Red for Women Kelly Perkins, a mountain climber and outdoor enthusiast who received a heart transplant in 1995, will be the keynote speaker at the eighth annual Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy.,...