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Holy Week–Christianity’s Most Sacred Season

Holy Week–Christianity’s Most Sacred Season

Annual Schedule, April, Calendar Articles, Christian Living, March

Listen Within Christianity, Holy Week commemorates the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. Among English-speaking communions, the expression Passion Week is also used to describe the same period of time—the Sunday before Christ’s Crucifixion to His Resurrection. One of the earliest designations for this week in the Early Church was the “Great Week,” and during the...Read more... Read more...

Christian Living in March

Christian Living in March

Calendar Articles, Christian Living (Articles), March, March Articles, Social Theology

Listen In contemporary America and throughout the world, orthodox or biblical Christian principles and practices are under attack. Though this struggle is not new to the life of Christianity, it is new to many Christians who may be tempted to compromise or completely capitulate in matters of Christian belief and behavior. The Bible is replete with examples of those who compromised or...Read more... Read more...

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

Calendar Articles, March, Social Theology

Listen In 461, Patrick passed from this life. Tradition suggests his body was placed upon a wagon to which were harnessed two young unbroken bullocks which were allowed to wonder about. Where they stopped, at Dun-Lethglaisse (now known as Downpatrick), there Patrick was buried. Later, a church was built above his grave, and like many Christian leaders, he was venerated and worshiped by...Read more... Read more...

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Annual Schedule, Calendar Articles, February, March, Social Theology

Listen In the Western Church, Ash Wednesday is observed the first day of Lent, being the seventh Wednesday before Easter. The practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of followers is to remind them of the brevity of life, the sorrow they should feel for their sins, and the necessity of changing their lives to conform to the will of God. It has been observed from the early Middle Ages...Read more... Read more...