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  1. The Top 10 Things Folks Give up For Lent/ 10 Virtuous Acts for LentRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2009 | Examiner.com

    Lent is a 40 day period of fasting and prayer Christians observe before Easter. Kicking off with Ash Wednesday, Christians use the time to seek forgiveness, perform works of charity and to pray.

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  2. Lent: Letting go, letting JesusRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2009 | Examiner.com

    ... we are made whole. Our challenge during this Lent is to develop and cultivate this type of unlimited faith. Ash Wednesday finds us in the midst of trying times in our nation. Our nation faces great challenge and change. Many of us are undergoing a ...

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  3. World mourns literary giants who loved footballRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | GantDaily.com

    ... the 'me' who had been 'us'; the supporter scatters, disperses, is lost, and Sunday is as melancholic as Ash Wednesday after the death of Carnival." Meanwhile, Galeano described himself as a beggar in search of intricate, skillful football: "I go all ...

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  4. Why Orthodox Easter falls 1 week after Catholic observanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | WIS-TV Columbia

    ... fasting is not observed on Sundays, but Sundays are still included in the numerical count of 40 days from Ash Wednesday, or the start of Lent, until Easter. The Great Lent officially ended on Lazarus Saturday, April 4, but fasting continues this ...

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  5. Mardi Gras World builds New Orleans traditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Examiner.com

    ... artists are busy in the real work of creating Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, falls on the day before Ash Wednesday marking the start of the 40 days of Christian Lent, but in New Orleans , Mardi Gras season begins on the Twelfth Night of ...

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  6. Tyler priest says social media fast was popular during LentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 5 | KLTV Tyler

    ... many Christian faiths take part in the fast. "The day that we have the most people through our doors is on Ash Wednesday," said Braun, about the first day of Lent. "Most people think it's Christmas and Easter but it's actually Ash Wednesday and many ...

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  7. Local churches celebrate resurrectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 5 | Tribune-Chronicle

    ... basket filled with breads, eggs, desserts and meats. Those at the church have been fasting since Lent began on Ash Wednesday. Walker said the Easter weekend is how many people show their love and faith in Christ. They want his blessing on the food ...

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  8. For many souls, Lent with no tweet is no easy featRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | Recordpub.com

    ... a lot easier to slide all the social media, the Web and even my cell phone off to the side," at least from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, he said. "But times have changed. I had a landline then. I don't now." Calvary member Scott Edwards helps run ...

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  9. Religious holidays share weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 5 | Miami Hurricane

    ... As a devout Catholic, she says she participates in the Lenten season - a religious observance that begins on Ash Wednesday and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday. Every year, Tayem and her family paint Easter eggs ...

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  10. A selfie-free LentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 5 | Mid-Day Mumbai

    "I'm not going to take any selfies throughout Lent," was a declaration that caught my attention in a crowded, high-octane compartment of a local, a day before Ash Wednesday. The day marks the beginning of Lent a solemn period when Christians across the world fast and abstain from a host of choices and options that are particularly close to them.

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  11. Church brings Easter service to the peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 5 | The Town Talk

    ... the service was born out of the "Ashes to Go" movement. Church members conducted the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday and handed out chicken noodle soup in front of Tamp & Grind coffee house. "This was a special experience with my children and ...

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  12. Most Popular Things People Gave Up For Lent In 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 5 | 5NEWSonline.com

    From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, many Christians give up something they enjoy, or choose to make a positive lifestyle changes during lent. According to Christianity Today , soda, alcohol, fast food, sweets and social media are among the most common things people gave up this year.

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  13. Pope Presides Over Easter Vigil at VaticanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 5 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    ... and love," Francis said. Signifying the end of the penitential season of Lent, which began on Feb. 18 with Ash Wednesday, the basilica's bells rang out at the midpoint of the Mass. During the late-night service, 10 people from Italy, Portugal, ...

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  14. When is Easter 2016? All the key dates for your diary well in advanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 5 | Mirror.co.uk

    ... that it should always fall on a Sunday to represent the day of Christ's Resurrection. Easter season begins on Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. The 40-day period of abstinence commemorates Christ's 40 days of fasting in the desert, where he was ...

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  15. Making Lent matterRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | The Gleaner

    Penitents are nailed to the cross during Good Friday rituals at Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines, on April 3. The annual rite of nailing themselves to the cross is frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country. When Lent, the 40-day period from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, was first observed in the 4th Century, its focus was on self-examination and self-denial in preparation for Easter.

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  16. Did she vent during Lent to an extent that she now must repent?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | The Virginian-Pilot

    ... loose with my favorite expletives: The weather. Politicians. Unexpected bills. The official start of Lent was Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, and the first real test came two days later. On the morning of Feb. 20, I checked the weather app on my phone at ...

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  17. John Streetchurch in Camden Celebrates Lent in Many WaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | Capital Weekly

    Bob Smith of Rockport, a member of the John Street United Methodist Church, portrays Peter the fisherman, who denied Christ three times. held a combined solemn Ash Wednesday service with the Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

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  18. Pope tells Catholics at Easter vigil: seek truth, beauty and loveRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | ABS-CBN News

    ... were turned on in a blaze. Signifying the end of the penitential season of Lent, which began on Feb. 18 with Ash Wednesday, the basilica's great bells rang out at the mid-point of the Mass. On Sunday, the pope will say another Mass in St. Peter's ...

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  19. Pope's message for Catholics at Easter vigil: Seek truth, beauty and loveRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | The Globe and Mail

    ... were turned on in a blaze. Signifying the end of the penitential season of Lent, which began on Feb. 18 with Ash Wednesday, the basilica's great bells rang out at the mid-point of the Mass. On Sunday, the pope will say another Mass in St. Peter's ...

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  20. Butter Lambs Mean Easter, Spring, and Childhood Memories for ManyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | Your News Now

    ... sells the lambs. Today, a team from Camellia's spends about six weeks getting 100,000 lambs ready for their Ash Wednesday debut. "We take AA grade tub butter and we cut it down and basically just mold it," said Cichocki. "Some of the larger ones are ...

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