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Christian Holidays

LOOK: Christmas Photos And Facts

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion

Christmas is the holiday celebrated by millions around the globe that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. Dates To Know In many Western church...

Easter-- A Celebration Of The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ

Posted 04.19.2014 | Religion

Easter Sunday is on April 20, 2014 with the Orthodox Church holding it on April 20, 2014 as well. Easter, also known as Resurrection Sunday, celeb...

Hosanna! Celebrating Palm Sunday

Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion

Palm Sunday is a Christian holy day that marks the beginning of Holy Week and commemorates Jesus' entry into the city of Jerusalem. In 2014, Palm Sund...

Lent Begins! Share Your Experiences With Our Live Blog

Posted 03.05.2014 | Religion

The 40 days of Lent that lead to Easter are the most sacred and spiritually powerful in the Christian calendar. From the Ash Wednesday reminder to 're...

LOOK: Candelaria Celebrations In Mexico City

Posted 02.03.2014 | Religion

Candlemas, also known as Presentation of the Lord, or Presentation of Christ in the Temple, is celebrated in Mexico as Día De La Candelaria. The holi...

LOOK: Christmas Photos And Facts

Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

Christmas is the holiday celebrated by millions around the globe that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. Dates To Know In many Western church...

LOOK: Incredible Photos Of All Saint's Day In The Philippines

Posted 11.01.2013 | Religion

All Saint's Day observances have commenced in the Philippines with candles and cemeteries. Families have been sprucing up the tombs of family members,...

Another Way To Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day

Craig Considine | Posted 05.15.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

Amid the fanfare and elation on this Saint Patrick's Day, we would be wise to honor the patron saint of Ireland by also adhering to his moral teachings and by personifying his exemplary character.

The Curious Christian Origins Of Valentine's Day

Greg Tobin | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Greg Tobin

It is ironic that one of the more popular holidays in America is named for a saint about whom very little is known -- who, in fact, is of questionable historical provenance.

Christmas Has Only Just Begun

Daniel P. Horan, OFM | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Daniel P. Horan, OFM

Whereas in Christmases of the past, the day came and went amid gift giving, caroling and holiday parties, each rushed to be included before December's end, perhaps this year might be the occasion to slow down and ponder that which stands in the background of this hectic time of year.

The Trouble (And Blessing) Of Lent

David Lose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Lose

If Lent is in trouble, it's only because we're in trouble, so busy trying to make or keep or save our lives that we fail to notice that God has already saved us and has already freed us.

A Midwestern Jewish Girl's Guide To An NYC Christmas Season

April Rudin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
April Rudin

I will keep my eye on my social experiment called "parenting" and wait to see what things my children take from their growing up experiences, and what they retain or abandon.

The Spiritual Messages Of Hanukkah And Christmas ... And Their Downsides

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Lerner

Christmas and Hanukkah share a spiritual message: that it is possible to bring light and hope in a world of darkness, oppression and despair.