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Remembering the Father of Jesus in March

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Mary, the mother of Jesus, gets about 15 days each year dedicated to some facet of her memory. In September, her birthday is celebrated. On August 22, the feast day is called “The Queenship of the Virgin Mary,” acknowledging the … Continue reading

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What Christians Can Learn From Purim

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Purim is a Jewish holiday celebrated in the Hebrew month of Adar. Generally, Purim falls in mid-March in the Gregorian calendar. This year, it falls on March 11 and 12. Jewish holidays generally begin at sundown on the night before … Continue reading

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Are You Fasting for Lent?

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The season of Lent begins on March 1, following Mardi Gras on February 28. The first day of Lent is called Ash Wednesday. Many denominations hold a service for believers as a way of beginning the season. Ministers bless each … Continue reading

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Festival of Colors

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Spring has arrived and the flowers are in bloom.  To mark the end of the bitter winter, the people of the Indian subcontinent celebrate Holi, the Festival of Color.  To relish in the changing of seasons, town centers and markets … Continue reading

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