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Ash Wednesday: Promise, Hope, Pain & Forgiveness

By Matthew Sottile, Editor

Ash Wednesday. How quickly Lent arrived; we spend today reflecting, trying to find balance between the sorrows and joys of the season. 248 more words

Christian Living

2018 Weeknote 6

A quieter week than of late, but not without its highlights.

I spent some of this week reading Sourdough by Robin Sloan, and making bread and soup (not unrelated); also spent some time looking at a big rocket that put a car into orbit; and some more time daydreaming about radio. 1,240 more words


Maman: Le Chandeleur

In France, Le Chandeleur is a holiday which is a day to eat crêpes.  There seem to be all sorts of traditions around the crêpe making and eating, but the essence of the holiday is crêpes.    164 more words


Feast of Saint Blaise

As we begin this shortest month of the year, we have already started off with several feast days as well as the secular holiday of ground hog’s day, a day in which many hold their breath to see if some fat groundhog will see its shadow or not. 1,052 more words

Catholic Feast Days


The second day of February is the holiday known as Candlemas. It is celebrated by lighting candles in every room of your home to acknowledge the beauty of light and its returning power at the turn of the year. 43 more words

Special Post

A polytheist and the Wheel of the Year

Imbolc has seized my attention. It always does. It’s particularly easy for me to feel the shift from the energy of the winter solstice to the energy of this cross-quarter point. 551 more words

Holy Days

Candlemas Service

Sunday, February 4, 2018
Worship Leader: Rev. Bob

Opening of God’s Holy Word

Leader: This is the day that the Lord has made
ALL: Let us rejoice and be glad in it. 827 more words