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Lent

A collection of news and information related to Lent published by this site and its partners.

Top Lent Articles

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  • Churches around Lake County plan Holy Week services

    One of the most sacred times of the Christian calendar, Holy Week, begins Sunday and area churches are preparing special services and programs in observance of the holiday. For Christians, Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday services, which commemorate...
  • The God Squad: Finding connections in Passover and Easter

    Passover will be celebrated this year beginning on Monday evening, April 14, with the first Seder — the Passover meal. Easter Sunday this year falls on April 20 for all Christian denominations, and although this single Christian date for Easter will...
  • Rev. Kevin Swann's religion column: The Greatest Joy is Found in Helping Others

    On March 5th, Christians around the world celebrated "Ash Wednesday," which is the day that starts the Lenten Season. Lent is focused around the 40 days that leads up to the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Lent is not a time of...
  • Carroll prayer controversy gives Christianity a bad name [Letter]

    Carroll prayer controversy gives Christianity a bad name [Letter]
    I, too, have followed with some interest the Carroll County commissioners' escalating debate over Christian prayer at their meetings. However, I have a different opinion than Commissioner Robin Frazier and Bruce and David Holstein ("Free speech challenged...
  • Art Galleries In Spiritual Settings

    Art Galleries In Spiritual Settings
    Two nice galleries in the capitol area are inside Catholic facilities, one at the Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford, and one at St. Patrick St. Anthony Church in Hartford. Both galleries specialize in artworks meant to inspire...
  • Your Lenten fish can be a lot more interesting with a bit of salsa

    Lemon wedges are overrated. Well, not true for iced tea maybe, but definitely as the boring, inevitable garnish for fish. Picture a plate of, say, filet of sole set before you. What that slab of cooked white fish needs is not a spritz of invisible ink but...
  • Spring fever? It's late, too [Commentary]

    Spring fever? It's late, too [Commentary]
    If it is really April, why does everything in the garden look so dead? You are going to hear that a lot this month. Gardeners and non-gardeners alike, trapped by cold and snow for months, have rushed outdoors to find so much looking so brown. It might...
  • Lost objects create art at Lehigh

    A semester-long experiment at Lehigh University's Department of Theatre has yielded "Something from Nothing: A Devised Piece," a comic improvisational work inspired by objects left behind at the university. The performance is directed by Greg Scot...
  • Italy priests to give up salary in honor of canonized John XXIII

    VATICAN CITY Priests in the northern Italian town of Bergamo will be asked to give up a month of their salaries to fund charity projects in the name of the soon-to-be-saint Pope John XXIII, Vatican officials said Monday. John XXIII, who led the...
  • Obama's theater of the absurd surely masterful swipe at Putin

    I must need to smoke pot. How else to explain why I wasn't getting President Obama's interview on "Between Two Ferns," the Web show hosted by Zach Galifianakis of "The Hangover" fame. Or perhaps I needed a hangover, which isn't likely to happen during...
  • Faith and Values: Lent provides a time to submit and serve

    For those Christians who participate, Lent is a time of purification and preparation before Easter. Disciples often give up something or take on a discipline. Hebrews 12:11 states, "Discipline always seems painful rather than pleasant at the time, but...