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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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  • Giving up Twitter ranks high for Lent

    Giving up Twitter ranks high for Lent
    Stephen Smith of OpenBible.info has been tracking what people give up for Lent since 2009 through Twitter. One of the top things they are giving up in the 40 days leading to Easter: Twitter. Giving up tweeting ranks third in the top five for 2015,...
  • Church news in the region

    CHESTERTON Liberty Bible Church: 824 N. Calumet Ave. — Good Friday Tenebrae worship will be at 6 and 8 p.m. April 3. Child care will be provided for the 6 p.m. service. Easter Sunday worship is at: 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m....
  • Celebrating Mardi Gras, Austrian style

    Every year around this time, Sabine Schneider misses her native Austria, especially the month-long celebration known as Fasching. "There are a lot of events and balls during the season," Schneider said to a small group gathered at Kent Memorial Library's...
  • Religion News for April 11 to 18

    Saturday Mimes in Ministry Mount Calvary United Methodist Church, 1236 Jones Station Road, Arnold, will host area mime groups for a Mimes in Ministry program at 5 p.m. For information, call 410-757-7140. Sunday Mass Epiphany Community will...
  • Candlelight vigil marks the start of Easter season

    In the dark of a church, filled with a crowd of hushed worshippers, a flame is lit. A fire blazes to gently illuminate a spot in the darkness. Then slowly, as candle meets candle, the light spreads throughout the congregation, small but bright pools of...
  • Egg tree a tradition for Geneva woman

    Egg tree a tradition for Geneva woman
    Liz Haythorne of Geneva has had an Easter egg tree ever since she was a young girl. "In all the years the house has been in the family we have missed only a couple of years. Regardless of the weather it always seems to get done," she said. Haythorne...
  • At Easter, Hampton Roads residents undergo spiritual rebirth through baptism

     At Easter, Hampton Roads residents undergo spiritual rebirth through baptism
    While Easter today is often associated with brightly colored eggs, bunny rabbits and new spring outfits, for Christians in the early church, the holiday was traditionally associated with baptism. The practice of baptism at Easter may go back as early as...
  • A believer but not in Catholicism

    News item: A new study by the University of Chicago found that the percentage of Americans describing themselves as religious has declined from 62 percent to 54 percent since 2006, while the number of people who pray is on the rise. I had never felt...
  • Religion News: Holy Saturday services, Easter vigils, Easter services, Taize prayer and more

    Religion News: Holy Saturday services, Easter vigils, Easter services, Taize prayer and more
    Saturday Holy Saturday St. Mary's Parish, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., will hold a morning prayer at 8 a.m. followed by Sacrament of Reconciliation from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. A bilingual Easter vigil will take place at 7:30 p.m. at St. John Neumann Church,...
  • A holiday Mexican bread pudding comes off the secret menu

    A holiday Mexican bread pudding comes off the secret menu
    The title of Arizona poet laureate Alberto Álvaro Ríos’ memoir is "Capirotada," the name of the anything-goes bread pudding from Mexico that typically shows up on menus around Los Angeles during Lent. “Mexican cooking’s version of...
  • Churchgoers urging higher minimum wage march into Logan Square McDonald's

    Churchgoers urging higher minimum wage march into Logan Square McDonald's
    In commemoration of Palm Sunday, dozens of churchgoers marched into a Logan Square McDonald's singing, chanting and demanding a $15 minimum wage for the workers behind the counter. About 80 congregants had gathered at the Logan Square Monument moments...