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Lent

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  • Ash Wednesday's rituals and symbols [Commentary]

    In our religious relationships there are frequently rituals and symbols: the sign of the cross, prayers, special embraces, a kiss. These customs are expressions of our humility, love and heartfelt needs. Many people who seldom go to church make a...
  • Ashes to Go a means to connect beyond church walls for Timonium cleric

    Ashes to Go a means to connect beyond church walls for Timonium cleric
    With a smudge of ash on his forehead and a friendly smile lighting up his face, the Rev. Kristofer Lindh-Payne will be spending Ash Wednesday greeting morning and evening commuters at the Ridgely Road light rail station. After a hearty "Good morning,"...
  • Harford churches prepare for start of introspective season with Ash Wednesday

    Harford churches prepare for start of introspective season with Ash Wednesday
    After yet another snowstorm this week, spring seems a long way off, but theologically speaking, it could be just around the corner. "I told the congregation Sunday that, given the weather lately, Lent means 'springtime,'" the Rev. Craig McLaughlin, of...
  • As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect'

    As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect'
    Given all the excitement his papacy has generated, the approach of the first full Lenten season under Pope Francis resonates particularly with Catholics — even fallen-off Catholics — who prefer to see faith as social activism and not as Sunday...
  • Darlington-Dublin Community Council to meet March 19

    The March meeting of the Dublin-Darlington Community Council will be held at the Conowingo Visitor Center on Wednesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Morita Bruce, president of Friends of Harford. Her topic will be how community input...
  • Daisy Troop 5962 participates in Dublin UM worship service

    Daisy Troop 5962 participated at the Dublin United Methodist Church worship service on Girl Scout Sunday. A good job was done by all, parents along with their leaders should be proud. The March meeting of the Dublin-Darlington Community Council will be...
  • Lenten observers take their Ashes to Go

    Lenten observers take their Ashes to Go
    Leta Dunham got her breakfast order to go at a Roland Avenue Starbucks Wednesday morning: a grande triple skim latte in her cup and, on her forehead, an ashen reminder that we are all destined to become dust. Dunham was among Ash Wednesday observers who...
  • Therapy gardens at homes and hospitals sprout up as their healing qualities are understood

    Therapy gardens at homes and hospitals sprout up as their healing qualities are understood
    Virginia Thorndike strolls through the garden in front of her Monkton home each morning, carefully observing the ways the flowers have changed from the previous day. She sums up the feeling that overcomes her: "Gratitude." Thorndike designed her...
  • A season of faith in Harford [Editorial]

    Like Passover and Easter, it is a cornerstone religious holiday and a movable feast based on the phases of the moon. Like Passover and Easter, the people who celebrate it identify themselves as the spiritual children of Abraham. The religious observance...
  • Celebrate the Ravens with a Big Easy-influenced Super Bowl party

    Celebrate the Ravens with a Big Easy-influenced Super Bowl party
    Are you ready for some gumbo? At 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, when the Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, much of Baltimore will be watching, either from their stadium seats in New Orleans or here at home. Ravens fans not...
  • Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock: Jack Feezer, 93, has a lot to recall in his memoir

    Few can picture the 1920s except through movies and old photographs, but 93-year-old John F. "Jack" Feezer Jr. was there, and he is sharing his story in a newly-published memoir, "A Life Well-Lived, Well-Loved, Well-Earned." Feezer is a one-time...
  • New Orleans hums with Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

    New Orleans hums with Super Bowl and Mardi Gras
    — In a city where even funerals turn into parties, New Orleans rarely lacks for an excuse to strike up the band, boil up some crayfish and swirl together a daiquiri. But with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras landing this month, New Orleans never has...