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Ash Wednesday

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Website Offers ‘Daily Sacrifice’ To Tech-Savvy Christians During Lent

Lent – or 40 days of prayer, purification and sacrifice many Christians undertake in preparation for Easter – has begun, and if you were thinking about going cold-turkey with social media, this might change your mind.

03/05/2014

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Pittsburgh Episcopal Diocese Offering ‘Ashes To Go’

The bishop and priests of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh were marking the beginning of Lent with “ashes to go,” in hopes of reaching people who cannot, or would not feel comfortable, attending an Ash Wednesday service at church.

03/05/2014

(Catholics anointed with ashes leave the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Area Catholics Mark Ash Wednesday With Prayer, Ashes

Hundreds of people took part in the lunch hour ceremony on Ash Wednesday, being reminded of their own mortality.

02/13/2013

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A Philadelphia Church Carries Its Sacramental Ashes To Center City Commuters

One local Episcopal church knows many people are too busy to go to church to get ashes, so they came up with an unusual way to help.

02/22/2012

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Lent Begins Today For Christians

In the Roman Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of a 40-day period in which church members are asked to engage in prayer, fasting and doing good works in preparation for Easter, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

02/22/2012

(Father Robert Hoetson was among a handful of protesters outside the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul on Ash Wednesday as Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, celebrated mass inside.  Photo by KYW's Hadas Kuznits)

Priests Suspended By Philadelphia Archdiocese Identified

As Roman Catholics marked Ash Wednesday, 21 priests suspended by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia a day earlier for alleged sexual abuse claims were identified.

03/09/2011

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