This Thursday, April 24, is Holocaust Remembrance Day in the United States (it actually starts at sundown on the 23rd). As the generation that lived through WWII and the Holocaust dies, I think it’s more important than ever that those of us who come after them stop and remember. The problem is that neither I, … Read more Remembering The Holocaust
Holy Week, the week that leads up to and includes Easter, is the most solemn week of the Christian year. It memorializes five key moments–Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter–that occurred during the last week of Jesus’ life. This week has been set apart (made ‘holy’) by the Church since at … Read more Why Celebrate Holy Week?
Passover is one of the most sacred holidays celebrated by the Jewish people, and with good reason! Because the holiday memorializes Israel’s freedom from slavery in Egypt, it is a joyous reminder that God cares about the oppressed! However, it is also a solemn challenge to anyone with power or influence. Passover let’s us know … Read more Passover: What Is It?
As you may know, people around the world celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17. What you may not know is that Ireland’s Roman Catholics have observed the saint’s day for over 1,000 years, although in a very different form than it is celebrated now. Traditionally, the Irish believers spent the morning in prayer and … Read more How Do You Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
Have you participated in the Lenten tradition but would like to know more about its history? OR, have you heard about it but don’t know what the fuss is about? OR, are you reading this and thinking, “What in the world is the Lenten season?” Whichever one fits you, I’m here to give you a … Read more Lenten Season Is Coming!