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Good Friday

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  • Make the hope of Good Friday part of your life

    Q: I've never understood why people call the day that Jesus died "Good Friday." What was good about it? It looks like a tragedy to me. -- Mrs. A.T. A: You're right, up to a point: If all we had to celebrate was that final Friday when Jesus was put to...
  • Alternate-side parking suspended due to religious holidays

    New York City's alternate-side-of the street parking regulation is suspended through Sunday due to the Easter and Passover holidays. The suspension begins on Good Friday. Passover is on Saturday. Easter is on Sunday. Other regulations remain in effect....
  • Filipino devotees nailed to crosses in Good Friday rites

    Screaming in pain, Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to wooden crosses to mimic the suffering of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation. Church leaders have spoken against the annual practice mixing Catholic devotion...
  • Image of Asia: Good Friday rituals in the Philippines

    A man plays with his son after being flagellated on Good Friday to atone for sins in the northern Philippines. Hundreds of barefoot devotees walked the streets whipping their bare backs with bamboo sticks dangling from a rope in the village of San Pedro...
  • Believers seek common ground as Passover, Easter converge this weekend

    Believers seek common ground as Passover, Easter converge this weekend
    When Ilise Marrazzo was growing up, Easter was one of her favorite holidays. But the celebration often left her feeling perplexed. Her father was Catholic, and she loved candy and Easter egg hunts as much as the next kid. But as a Conservative Jew, she...
  • City Hall: Water valves, sidewalks, bulkheads and potholes

    City Hall: Water valves, sidewalks, bulkheads and potholes
    We wanted to start this column by saying, "thank you" to the Annapolis residents who have put up with late night noise and disruption in order for the city to repair water valves dating back to the 1920s. The city scheduled the water valve replacement...
  • Alcee Hastings says goodbye Miramar, hello Delray

    Alcee Hastings says goodbye Miramar, hello Delray
    Alcee Hastings, the longest serving member of Congress from Broward and Palm Beach counties, has moved north. But his new residence is outside the congressional district he represents — just like the home he left behind. The longtime Miramar...
  • Manes: Shrine of Christ's Passion in St. John beautiful and solemn

    Manes: Shrine of Christ's Passion in St. John beautiful and solemn
    "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." — Jesus Christ Paul Anderson is general manager of The Shrine of Christ's Passion in St. John. With Easter approaching, he is busier than ever and literally wears track shoes on the job....
  • Kenya attack survivor says gunmen scouted campus, targeted Christians

    Kenya attack survivor says gunmen scouted campus, targeted Christians
    The Islamic extremists who slaughtered 148 people at a college in northeast Kenya while shouting "God is great" appeared to have planned extensively, even targeting a site where Christians had gone to pray, survivors said Friday. In the capital of...
  • Stock market closures on Good Friday

    Stock trading will be closed in the U.S. in observance of Good Friday this week. Good Friday is an exception to other stock market holidays in the U.S. such as Thanksgiving and Christmas because it is not also a federal holiday. That means the government...
  • Carving out their niche

    Joan Shearer, of Manchester, and a couple of friends decided to try something new last year and started attending a woodcarving drop-in group at the North Carroll Senior and Community Center. Shearer is still involved with the group, and she has no...