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December 13, 2009
Noon and evening midweek services and meals will be added during Advent at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. Lunch will be served Wednesday after the noon prayer service, and supper will be served from 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. before the 7 p.m. evening prayer service. Free. For more information, call 410-255-8236.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2013
Christmas Eve worshipers at Columbia's Village of Oakland Mills on Tuesday will do the interfaith shuffle: Catholics departing the sanctuary with their hymnals, white altar cloth, candles and crucifix; Protestants entering with their own hymnals, white cloth, candles and cross. Then Protestants out, Catholics back in. So the ritual dance swings on, decades after people of many faiths first gathered to worship under one roof at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center and similar spots in other Columbia villages.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
A brief preface for the liturgically uninformed: Kathleen looked up from the comics pages this morning and marveled, "There are really people who think that this is the second day of Christmas. " I believe she was looking at Mother Goose and Grimm . The twelve days of Christmas are not the twelve days leading up to Christmas. This is Advent . The twelve days of Christmas begin on Christmas Day and run until the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6. Lord knows no one can stop your listening to "The Little Drummer Boy" and all that other ghastly kitsch during Advent, but you could at least make an effort to get the terms right.* And now on to business: Postings have been sparse during the last week or so as I have been fighting off some minor malaise, but other people have been industrious.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
A brief preface for the liturgically uninformed: Kathleen looked up from the comics pages this morning and marveled, "There are really people who think that this is the second day of Christmas. " I believe she was looking at Mother Goose and Grimm . The twelve days of Christmas are not the twelve days leading up to Christmas. This is Advent . The twelve days of Christmas begin on Christmas Day and run until the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6. Lord knows no one can stop your listening to "The Little Drummer Boy" and all that other ghastly kitsch during Advent, but you could at least make an effort to get the terms right.* And now on to business: Postings have been sparse during the last week or so as I have been fighting off some minor malaise, but other people have been industrious.
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By Bonita Formwalt | December 4, 1991
St. Paul's Lutheran Church will celebrate the start of Advent, or the Christmas season, with services this week.The Revs. Richard Hase and James Lag will officiate.Advent services also will be conducted at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dec.4, 11 and 18.On Dec. 4, at both the 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. services,St. Paul's Day School will participate with choirs, soloists and scripture readers.The third in a series of Christmas music concerts is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. The concert will feature traditional English carols.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | November 30, 1997
By the calendar, it's still November, but already our consumer culture says: "It's Christmastime."Christian churches, however, say: "Not so fast."Today begins the season of Advent, the nearly four weeks of waiting and anticipation of the birth of Jesus Christ in most Christian churches. Orthodox Christian churches do not commemorate a season of Advent, but observe a fast before Christmas.But while Christmas is a time of joy and celebration, many theologians and pastors try to convey a more subdued message during Advent.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | December 3, 2000
For many, Christmas gets crowded out of the holiday season's flurry of parties, festive decorating and trips to the shopping mall that can make December one of the busiest and most stressful months of the year. That's why a growing number of churches are offering contemplative timeouts for their members in an attempt to inject a little more spirituality into the Christmas season. As Christians begin the four-week celebration of Advent today, churches are offering evening prayer and retreat days for silent meditation.
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By Kristi E. Swartz and Kristi E. Swartz,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | November 21, 1997
Suzann Barthold doesn't know how her choir at Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church in Crofton got an invitation from the Vienna Tourist Board to perform in that city's International Advent Sing, but she and its members were more than happy to accept.They are leaving Wednesday for Austria, where they will join more than 1,000 singers from the United States and Europe to perform at churches and concert halls throughout the city during the first weekend of Advent.The choir will perform a program of American folk hymns, spirituals and contemporary hymns at a senior center, Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna Community Church and Vienna's city hall, said Barthold, the choir director, who spent part of the summer in Vienna making arrangements for the group.
FEATURES
By Jacques Kelly | November 28, 1998
IT'S BEEN A GLORIOUS Baltimore fall and I'm still savoring the golden weather. No, my Christmas tree will not be up in a few days. Leave that chore for the obsessives. I've got another three weeks.I love to procrastinate, but this character default has nothing to do with what needs to be done. I celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25 and the days afterward, not before.Outside of the Christian church there isn't too much talk about the season that begins tomorrow. It is the first of four Sundays in Advent, a term derived from the Latin verb "to come to."
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By Chris Emery and Liz F. Kay and Chris Emery and Liz F. Kay,sun reporters | December 25, 2006
The Rev. Dennis P. Diehl made an unusual plea at the end of yesterday's morning Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Howard County. "If any of you have time, we would appreciate your help switching from the season of Advent to Christmas," the pastor told his flock. "We have to unload a lot of poinsettias." Minutes later, as many parishioners were still making their way out of the chapel, a crack team of about 30 volunteers went to work giving the inside of the church a speedy yuletide makeover.
NEWS
December 13, 2009
Noon and evening midweek services and meals will be added during Advent at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. Lunch will be served Wednesday after the noon prayer service, and supper will be served from 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. before the 7 p.m. evening prayer service. Free. For more information, call 410-255-8236.
SPORTS
February 20, 2007
There was a day when basketball fans could count on the NBA All-Star Game for a good show. Was it the purest evocation of Dr. Naismith's creation? No. But it at least had the feel of an epic playground faceoff, with the best players in the world showing off their most spectacular stuff and playing actual defense at key junctures. Sunday night's "contest," on the other hand, had little to do with real basketball. The defense was so absent that the spectacular moves didn't seem spectacular.
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By Chris Emery and Liz F. Kay and Chris Emery and Liz F. Kay,sun reporters | December 25, 2006
The Rev. Dennis P. Diehl made an unusual plea at the end of yesterday's morning Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Howard County. "If any of you have time, we would appreciate your help switching from the season of Advent to Christmas," the pastor told his flock. "We have to unload a lot of poinsettias." Minutes later, as many parishioners were still making their way out of the chapel, a crack team of about 30 volunteers went to work giving the inside of the church a speedy yuletide makeover.
NEWS
April 28, 2006
On April 26, 2006, DONALD C. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Dorothy E. (nee May), devoted son Jeffrey S. (wife, Wendy Herrick, their son, Patrick H.) devoted son Mark C. (wife, Michelle Nunn). A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday the 29th of April at the Episcopal Church of the Advent (Palm City, FL). A 'Maryland' service will be held this summer in O.C., MD. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Episcopal Church of the Advent, 4885 SW Honey Terrace, Palm City, FL. 34990.
NEWS
February 6, 2006
On February 3, 2006, EDWARD JEROME TODD, 92, of Cape May, NJ, formerly of Baltimore; beloved husband, of 66 years, of Mamie (nee Bland), loving father of Ann Frederica Todd Jealous, loving grandfather of two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also survived by many cousins and other relatives. He was employed by the Maryland State Department of Juvenile Services, in Baltimore, retiring as District Supervisor in 1979, after 27 years of service. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Baltimore.
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By JACQUES KELLY | January 28, 2006
I've been engaging in some comparative economics this winter regarding the cost of heating our Baltimore homes. When I gather with friends and relatives, I pop the "How much?" question: What did it cost to keep a house warm this heating season? I had training in these conversations. As a child, I used to smile when my grandmother, Lily Rose, feigned spells when the fuel oil bill arrived. She was one of five sisters, four of whom were graduates of the old Eastern High School and proud of their diplomas.
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By Diane Reynolds and Diane Reynolds,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 8, 2000
They came to make music and celebrate the start of the new year in the Christian Church. On Sunday, the combined choirs of the 13 Episcopal churches of the Patapsco Valley Region sang and played bells at a Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols at St John's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City. "Happy New Year," said the Rev. Dr. William Shiflet Jr. of St. John's as he addressed the approximately 150 who attended the festival. The annual festival celebrated by Episcopalians, based on traditional Anglican Advent services, helps the faithful prepare for the birth of Christ.
NEWS
April 15, 2005
After Abraham Lincoln took office and the opening shots of the Civil War rang out in April 1861, Maryland was sharply divided. Riots broke out between secessionists and Union loyalists in the northernmost slaveholding state. Maryland's governor, Thomas H. Hicks, called a special session of the legislature. During this week 144 years ago, Hicks also was desperately trying to prevent the United States Army from seizing any of the state's strategic land or roads. Hicks was unsuccessful in keeping a Union general and federal troops from laying claim to an important railroad - the Annapolis and Elkridge Railroad - in the first weeks of the conflict.
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