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Lent

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  • Ashes to Go at Laurel MARC station

    In a new twist on a centuries-old tradition, the Rev. Sheila McJilton of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church offered Ashes to Go at the Laurel MARC station during the morning commute on Ash Wednesday. "Ashes to Go is a way to bring the presence of God...
  • Ravens — and Super Bowl parties — still talked about [Rodgers Forge]

    The Ravens — our champions! They are still topics of discussion as are those Super Bowl parties. Mary Lee and Dick Hilgartner divided their time between parties. They had great fun with friends from St. Pius X, out in Phoenix, for the first half...
  • Look for Full Snow Moon, International Space Station in night sky this week

    Look for Full Snow Moon, International Space Station in night sky this week
    The moon reaches its “fullest” phase at 3:26 p.m. today, so when it rises at about 6:05 p.m., it will be shining brightly, with clear skies expected. The International Space Station will meanwhile make a few passes over Maryland this week, but...
  • This Week's Picks: 5 Free Shows Around New Haven

    This Week's Picks: 5 Free Shows Around New Haven
    Enter the Haggis: March 14, 8 p.m., Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, (888) 226-7711, mohegansun.com. Bach's Lunch: March 15, 12:10 p.m., Neighborhood Music School, 100 Audubon St., New Haven, (203) 624-5189,...
  • Books for Lent

    Books for Lent
    Lent's mortifications are getting a little, um, much right about now, aren't they? We're in 33 days, by the Western church's count, and those meatless Fridays, those extra prayers, and that seemingly fabulous idea at the time (one too many hurricanes on...
  • Hundreds join archbishop for Mass to celebrate Pope Francis

    Hundreds join archbishop for Mass to celebrate Pope Francis
    Three deer scurried past the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen as Steve Thomas and his wife, Debbie, arrived for Sunday Mass to celebrate the new spiritual leader for Roman Catholics worldwide, Pope Francis. The symbolism struck the Arbutus man, who said the...
  • The meaning of Easter

    Anglea Gismondi-Salbe's grandmother used to say it every year: "Natale con I tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuol." It means: "Christmas at home with your family, Easter with whomever you please." Many Italians consider the resurrection of Jesus Christ a more...
  • Commentary: On Easter, we should ask what we've sacrificed

    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...
  • Commentary: A truly fascinating exploration: the Gospels

    In the church we have liturgical seasons. We begin our year with the season of Advent. We celebrate Christmas and Epiphany, move into a bit of Ordinary Time, and then it's on to Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season. We celebrate Easter and its season....
  • Church forgoes new Easter outfits to assist prison re-entry

    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...
  • Head of local Orthodox Church diocese resigns

    Head of local Orthodox Church diocese resigns
    Unable 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...