Indian Christian pastors hold palm leaves during a Palm Sunday procession in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on March 24, 2013. Palm Sunday marks the sixth and last Sunday of the Christian Holy month of Lent and the beginning of Holy week.
rank and file clergy are very upset. The shocking thing is that Stevenson has shown no signs of repentance. He said he went through a period of personal discipline which is a bit like giving up chocolate for Lent. The woman he had an affair with, Tracey McRoberts is rector of St. Matthew's in the Shankill area of Belfast.
In Lent the idea of fasting and almsgiving is at the core of what the church believes and teaches. (Heifer Project) is just a great way, we think, for students to experience for the first time, in a really cushioned way within the school community, what that spirit of giving is like
Can I be one of the 1,057 pedants to point out that lent finishes on Palm Sunday rather than at Easter? No, not that kind of palm, Weird Uncle FiverMore quotes »
Catholics observe Ash Wednesday, start of Lent
of 9/11 and it's still scary. Every day when I get on the bus I pray that God may give me strength to do the right thing."Lent is the season in which Christians prepare for Easter , the observance of the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The faithful Read more »
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