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What is Eid ul-Fitr

Eid ul-Fitr, Eid al-Fitr, Id-ul-Fitr, or Id al-Fitr (Arabic: ‎عيد الفطر ‘Īdu l-Fiṭr), sometimes shortened to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity,” while Fiṭr means “breaking the fast”. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or […]


The Motherhood of God

Since we Christians, along with  our Jewish and Muslim cousins have devoted 2000 years or more to God the Father,  and our religions appear to be caught up in such a mess of trouble, both here in  the US with the sex abuse scandals and in the Middle East, perhaps its time for a  change of heart. I’m beginning […]


Is Mother’s Day a Christian Holiday?

Many people see Mother’s Day as a secular holiday, designed by the greeting card industry, promoted by restaurants, beloved by florists. Some clergy agree, objecting to the commercialism of the holiday. Does Mother’s Day have religious meaning? If so what is it? Just consider the witness of its founder, Anna Jarvis. Read more ….


Mother’s Day Prayer

Check out our lastest list of readings and prayers for Mother’s Day.  Mother’s Day Prayer.


The Date and Meaning of Mother’s Day 2018

The date of Mother’s Day in 2018 is May 13.  But you might also  be interested in learning more about the meaning and history of the holiday.  Read more …


All about Easter

The Easter Index Prayers, Sermons, Art, Inspiration … all you need to know about Christianity’s greatest holiday


Easter’s Pagan Roots

Is Easter a Pagan Holiday? And, if so, does it matter?


Diwali: Hinduism’s most popular holiday

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia. It is also an occasion for celebration by Jains and Sikhs. Diwali celebrations extend for five days, beginning Oct 23rd.  The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance, although the actual […]


Humor for My Valentine

To My Valentine, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World And other recent additions to our humor page


The Paradox of Valentine’s Day

It  is a strange holiday indeed that turns our thoughts towards love, and most often,  romantic love, but at the same time bears the name of a Catholic saint and martyr:  Saint Valentine. I can think of nothing that more clearly reflects the  often strained relationship between spirituality and sexuality in Christian faith  and practice, […]