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Good Friday

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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • On Faith: A bridge to peace

    Irish Catholics call the city Derry. Irish Protestants call it Londonderry, its legal name, for it is in Northern Ireland, not the Republic of Ireland. The River Foyle divides the city, with Protestants living largely on the east bank, and Catholics on...
  • David R. Owen

    David R. Owen
    David Rogers Owen, an internationally known maritime lawyer and accomplished yachtsman, died Friday in his sleep of unknown causes at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The longtime Riderwood resident was 97. "The death of David Owen is...
  • Navy veteran recalled his World War II experiences

    Whenever David R. Owen answered the phone, it was always with a crisp and enthusiastic "Bridge," no doubt a holdover from his World War II days when he was an executive officer and navigator serving aboard the destroyer USS Ordronaux. Owen, who died last...
  • Good Friday off?

    Strictly speaking, separation of church and state is a good deal more complicated than would seem given modern discussions. This makes the issue of whether Bel Air should give its staff members off on Good Friday, a Christian holiday, slightly more...
  • Respect the name, and the whiskey

    For those of you not already far gone in drink, a few reminders as the saloons stretch St. Patrick's Day into a three-day binge.  If you must be familiar with the saint named Patrick, his nickname is Paddy, from the Irish Padraig. Thus St. Paddy's Day,...
  • Why can't the Ravens play on Rosh Hashana?

    Why can't the Ravens play on Rosh Hashana?
    I read with interest about the conflict between the Ravens' season opener and a Baltimore Orioles game scheduled to be played during the heat of the pennant race ("Scheduling conflict leaves NFL season opener here up in the air," March 19). As I...
  • The God Squad: Celebrate springtime, however you wish

    Thank you, dear readers, for your many kind comments on my column welcoming Pope Francis to the world of healing and hope. I'm truly excited to see his first humble and gracious acts, and I hope they presage a time of new beginnings and old continuities...
  • Easter week services and special events in Anne Arundel

    Easter week services and special events in Anne Arundel
    Holy Week services •Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie, will host the following services: Passion/Palm Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. March 24. Maundy Thursday service of Holy Communion at 7:30 p.m. March 28....