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Will the real Mother’s Day Please Stand Up? 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 […]
The date of Easter in 2017 is April 16 for most Protestants and Catholics. This year for Eastern Orthodox Christians it is also April 16. For an explanation of how the date of Easter is calculated and the date of Easter in future years, continue reading. For a calculator that will help you find the date of […]
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, […]
Spiritual resources for celebrating the birthday of the civil rights leader, including prayers and other readings.
Our calendar of Jewish holidays 2017-2020
Hitch Your Wagon To A Star Epiphany: Is It A Yonder Star We Follow, or An Inner Light
The message of Christmas is comforting, but when one considers the persistence of warfare and other human ills, is it’s promise of peace on earth truly to be believed? Read more …. More about Christmas
If airlines, computer makers and telecom companies are doing it, why not religions? Christmas and Hanukkah to Merge!
After suffering stiff criticism from some Christians for eliminating snow flakes from it seasonal coffee cups, the caffeine giant has come out with its Christmas blend 2016. No punches pulled here, fellow Christians. Starbucks doesn’t resort to euphemisms like “holiday blend,” or “winter blend.” It’s the flat out Christmas blend at Starbucks. Why aren’t the […]
Thanksgiving is not about turkey. While families will certainly gather for meals of many types in an increasingly diverse USA, this holiday is primarily about giving thanks to God, not only for the blessings of life, but for life itself. Here is a list of the most popular prayers of and for Thanksgiving.