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Easter

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  • Biblical dramas gather Easter faithful

    Biblical dramas gather Easter faithful
    UPDATED: The Bible had a very good night in Easter evening television.  "A.D. The Bible Continues," NBC's new series about the Jesus' apostles, drew 9.7 million viewers, the biggest audience of the night. (No. 2 was CBS' "Madam Secretary" with 9.3...
  • Official Vatican text of Pope Francis' Easter message

    Official Vatican text of Pope Francis' Easter message
    The following is the Vatican's official English-language translation of Pope Francis "Urbi et Orbi" Easter message, which he delivered Sunday in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica: "Jesus Christ is risen! Love has triumphed over...
  • Pope presides over Easter Vigil service amid martyr concerns

    Pope Francis presided over the solemn Easter Vigil service Saturday night amid mounting Vatican concern for modern-day Christian martyrs whose deaths have dominated this Easter season. Francis walked in the dark down an utterly silent St. Peter's...
  • Packing the pews: Easter Sunday church services see boost in attendance

    Packing the pews: Easter Sunday church services see boost in attendance
    Today is a Sunday unlike any other. Stylish pastel hats have been dusted off, and the dresses and suits for special occasions have been pulled out of closets. Mothers tend to their daughters' hair; fathers and sons prepare with a stop at the barber....
  • Our say: Easter and Passover bring hope and renewal

     Our say: Easter and Passover bring hope and renewal
    Great holidays are reminders of things we can't afford to forget. Easter, the time of hope and renewal, comes around each springtime to tell us that just as nature was merely dormant during winter — not dead — the world can never be lost to...
  • Frequent showers to follow mild, dry Easter

    It won't be as warm as last year's Easter Sunday 79-degree high, but with temperatures in the mid-60s coupled with abundant sunshine, Easter 2015 promises to be a delightful one. The only drawback will be gusty southwest winds in conjunction with low...
  • Jerry Greene: MLB opening day means it's time for bobbleheads and gnomes

    Jerry Greene: MLB opening day means it's time for bobbleheads and gnomes
    Bobbleheads. Apparently they are never going away. When's the last time you saw a pet rock or Shrinky Dinks or, somewhat similar to bobbleheads, the gone-and-forgotten Weebles? But bobbleheads are bigger than ever — at least in Major League...
  • Archbishop Gomez to preside over blessing of the animals

    Archbishop Gomez to preside over blessing of the animals
    Archbishop José H. Gomez will preside over the traditional blessing of the animals at historic Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon, as part of Holy Week. The ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Plaza on Olvera Street,...
  • 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...
  • AP PHOTOS: On Greek island, rockets mark Orthodox Easter

    It's pure rocket science, and residents of this Greek island village love it. While church bells ring in Orthodox Easter, thousands of homemade rockets streak across the night sky of the Aegean island of Chios as rival Vrontados parishioners target...
  • Letters: A longer stay on Easter Island is best

    The only problem with stopping at Easter Island on a cruise is that one doesn't spend enough time there to see everything ["Going Stone Crazy," by Millie Ball, April 5]. It is far from anywhere, but a trip there combined with either the Galápagos...