Ash Wednesday Traditions Altered This Year, With Renewed Focus On Helping OthersChristians are called on to fast, help the needy, practice good deeds, and give something up. But this year with so much lost, sentiments have shifted.
Religious Leaders Say Changes For Ash Wednesday, Lenten Season Offer Opportunity For Spiritual GrowthBecause of COVID, some traditions must be altered for the safety of priests and their parishes.
Ash Wednesday Marks The Beginning Of Lenten Season For Christians Around The WorldBelievers mark the occasion with an ash cross on their forehead, which represents death and repentance.
Christians Around The World Observe Ash Wednesday, Start Of LentIt marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter. It's the holiest time for Christians.
New Jersey Students Celebrate The Start Of The Lenten SeasonAsh Wednesday marks the start of the Lenten Season for Catholics. At Our Lady the Visitation in Paramus, students are taking their promises very seriously.
Ash Wednesday Marks Last Day Of Masses For Parish In NJ MallIn Paramus, the Chapel of St. Therese has provided sanctuary at the intersection of retail and religion for nearly 50 years.
Pizza Vendors Look Forward To Spike In Sales During LentLent has begun with Ash Wednesday, and pizza vendors have begun looking forward to rising sales – especially with toppings that omit meat.
Mardi Gras Comes To Restaurant Row In NYCThere are Mardi Gras masks hanging over the bar at Bourbon Street on West 46th Street and shiny beads are everywhere.
People Flock To Arthur Avenue In The Bronx For Pre-Easter ShoppingOn Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, the smells are intoxicating. Shoppers from near and far came to pick up their favorites, including, fresh bread, olives, and cheese.