Washing of feet prominent in many faiths
Maundy Thursday is the day Christians remember the Last Supper and the act of Christ washing the feet of his disciples.
Church displays Stations of the Cross
Interactive exhibit encourages participants to think about their own spiritual journey and how they can reach out to others.
Why no meat on Friday during Lent?
Since it’s the day of Jesus' death on the cross, a traditional fast during the Lenten season is to give up meat on Friday.
FAQ: Should you fast during Lent?
John Wesley considered fasting an important part of a Christian's life and fasted weekly. Learn what the church says about this discipline.
Creating a holy Lent
As Lenten practices of self-examination and repentance begin, find devotions and ideas to help you during the journey to Easter Sunday.
Five new studies for Lent 2012
Need devotions and ideas to help you during the journey to Easter Sunday? New studies from popular authors are available for Lent.
Why ashes on Ash Wednesday?
Today marks the beginning of the season of Lent. What is the significance of ashes being placed on the forehead on Ash Wednesday?
What is Lent and why does it last forty days?
Representing the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness, Lent is a period of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter.
A Season of Preparation
As we prepare for Ash Wednesday, find devotions and meditations to help you during the journey to Easter Sunday.
Advent Week Four: A Season of Love
“Love isn’t just a feeling — it’s about going to difficult places … standing with those who are hurt. We need this kind of love today.”
Shepherd of today relates to nativity
Glen Fisher has watched over flocks for more than 30 years. He delights that those in his profession were among the first to hear the good news.
Advent Week Three: Season of Joy
Joy is not a given for everyone. But believing and understanding the meaning of Advent can bring joy in the midst of despair or loss.
Speaking of hope with Rudy Rasmus
Pastor of a congregation that includes over 3,000 homeless speaks of “the possibility that tomorrow just might be better than the day before.”
Advent Week Two: Peace among us
Worshipping with friends in Cuba taught a young pastor, “God sends the Prince of Peace not to be distinct from us but to be one of us.”
Capitol Hill Chrismon tree
"Christi Monogramma," means "monogram of Christ." Chrismons represent Jesus’ life and many now decorate a tree near the U.S. Capitol.
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