Worshipers Attend Holy Thursday Chrism Mass In Philadelphia"This is the celebration of the Chrism Mass, or the Mass of Oils," Father Dennis Gill tells KYW Newsradio.
In Camden's Prison, a Pre-Easter Observance for InmatesThe Holy Thursday mass, behind the walls of the Camden County Correctional Facility, included foot-washing of inmates by a Catholic priest.
Noted Vatican Watcher Says New Pope's Departures Come As No SurprisePope Francis' inclusion of women in a Holy Week ceremony that was previously reserved for men has agitated church traditionalists who are asking, what's next?
Archbishop Chaput Leads Mass Of Renewal In PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia’s Archbishop urged the hundreds of priests attending Holy Thursday Mass to recommit themselves to spreading the message of Jesus.
Hundreds Of Priests From Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Gather To Renew Priestly VowsMore than 400 priests from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia gathered on Holy Thursday at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Ben Franklin Parkway to renew their priestly vows.
Philadelphia's Roman Catholic Community Marks Holy Thursday Amid Backdrop of Sexual Abuse ScandalThe Catholic Church in Philadelphia began marking the holiest week on the Christian calendar on Thursday, under the cloud of the priest sexual abuse scandal.
Philadelphia Observes Easter With Variety Of EventsEaster week services began in many churches with an observance of "Maundy Thursday," the day Christians commemorate the "Last Supper." The Philadelphia area is teeming with Easter events, both religious and secular.

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