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Lent

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  • Orlando Bishop Noonan joins Twitter

     
    Following in the footsteps of the soon-to-be-retired Pope Benedict XVI, Bishop John Noonan of the Orlando Catholic Diocese has joined the social network Twitter. Noonan is set to begin tweeting today, Ash Wednesday, using the handle @BishopNoonan. “...
  • Windermere Union Church celebrates Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13

     
    Windermere Union Church, United Church of Christ, 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Road, will hold an inspirational Ash Wednesday service in the sanctuary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.   Rev. Barton Buchanan, the church minister, will officiate.  Ash Wednesday is...
  • Catholics observe Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13

     
    Orlando Catholic Diocese Bishop John Noonan mark the start of Lent by drawing the sign of the cross with ash on the foreheads of parishioners attending mass on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 12:10 p.m., at St. James Cathedral, 215 North Orange Ave., Orlando....
  • Windermere Union hosts Lenten pot luck suppers on Sundays

     
    Windermere Union Church, United Church of Christ, 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Road, will have Lenten pot luck suppers every Sunday at 5:30 p.m. until Easter.  Following the supper a program called, “The Stations of the Cross” will be presented by ...
  • When you give up religion, what do you give up for Lent?

     
    Religion News Service reporter Kimberly Winston writes about atheists who have left religion, but still observe Lent: What would an “atheist Lent” look like? A group of young nonbelievers are finding out, observing the Christian practice minus...
  • Shade gardening: 4 tips to help you garden without sunshine

    Shade gardening: 4 tips to help you garden without sunshine
    Gardening in shade can be just as beautiful as gardening in sun when you work with what you have. Here are some shade gardening tips from the National Garden Bureau ... www.ngb.org. Gardening in shade 1) Shade gardening often means trying to plant among...
  • On Faith: Fasting in modern world has value

    Fasting might seem a grim topic in the midst of the Orange County Fair, beach picnics and the start of the Olympic Games. But highly observant Jews took part last weekend in Tisha B'Av, a 25-hour fast from food and drink to mark the destruction of the...
  • The Pope Retires

    The Pope Retires
    Pope Benedict XVI has unexpectedly resigned, citing “advanced age” as the reason. Benedict, who is 85 years old, is the first Pope to retire in nearly 600 years. He blamed his deteriorating body and mind for the decision, leading many to...
  • A king of a cake

    A king of a cake
    King cake rules over New Orleans in the weeks before Mardi Gras, a beloved, edible symbol of the anything-goes vibe of Carnival in the Crescent City. Ring-shaped, gaudily decorated with golds, greens and purples, and always containing a hidden trinket of...
  • Lenten rose: Hellebores one of nicest winter-flowering, ground-covering plants for shade garden

    Lenten rose: Hellebores one of nicest winter-flowering, ground-covering  plants for shade garden
    There is no earthly good reason to have a bare yard in the winter, especially if you grow Hellebores, sometimes called Christmas Rose or Lenten Rose, depending on their bloom time. Bill Kidd, a horticulturist with McDonald Garden Center and an avid...
  • 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...
  • 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...