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Ash Wednesday

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  • Wintertime has its own holidays, but they mostly fall flat [column]

    For a lot of years now, I've been convinced that somewhere between Halloween and the week before Thanksgiving, American society largely grinds to a halt for the holiday season.
  • HdG geared up for Mardi Gras parade, Fat Tuesday

    Can it be March already, dear readers? Laissez les bons temps roulez! Brigitte Peters, at the Office of Tourism, and I are making the parade list for the March 4 Mardi Gras parade at 6:30 p.m. down Bourbon Street from the high school, to Washington...

    Variety of pancakes flavor church suppers for Shrove Tuesday

    Buckwheat pancakes are not found on every Shrove Tuesday menu. But at Zion United Methodist, the yeasty cakes are a mainstay. "We had a couple requests for it," said Barbara Bollinger, as she mixed flour and sugar in preparation for the annual feast...

    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,"...