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Hymn to Mary’s DEVOTION

During Lent, Orthodox Christians’ Akathist Hymn services pay homage to the mother of Christ and the Incarnation

Subscriber onlyNot all Christians observe the season of Lent, but for those who do, this 40-day period is often spent focusing on prayer, fasting and repentance. Continue reading...

Black, white congregations unite in faith

Subscriber onlyMembers of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock recently concluded a series of discussions about race, faith and justice. Continue reading...

Walking the walk

Stations of the Cross help parishioners better relate to Jesus’ final days

Subscriber onlyEach Friday during Lent, parishioners at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith walk in the footsteps of Jesus through a devotion known as the Stations of the Cross. Continue reading...

Reflect, Repent, Renew

Lent begins next week as Christians look forward to Easter

Subscriber onlyThe season of Lent for Christians of the West begins next week with the penitential day of Ash Wednesday. Continue reading...

Torahs find new temples

Subscriber onlyTemple Anshe Emeth in Pine Bluff closed its doors in June after almost 150 years as the spiritual home of the city's Jewish community, but the congregation's legacy will live on through the gifts of two Torah scrolls. Continue reading...

Cascading chimes

Change bell ringing, rhythmic peals in complex patterns, are historically played on big tower bells, but Arkansas church follows the practice with crisp hand-bell playing

Subscriber onlyA small choir at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville has been practicing the centuries-old art of change bell ringing for years, but not on the usual massive tower bells found in cathedrals. Continue reading...

Daughter's queries prompted Genesis film

Subscriber onlyAfter watching a 2014 debate between creationist Ken Ham and science educator Bill Nye, Thomas Purifoy Jr.'s daughter started asking questions. Continue reading...

Author to speak on truth at Trinity

Subscriber onlyPulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson will speak at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock as part of the church's Insights lecture series. Continue reading...

Small still voices: Through the Storybook Project, Arkansas inmates can interact with their children

Subscriber onlyWhen she looks at the faces of the inmates reading to their children, Pat Oplinger knows the Storybook Project of Arkansas is making a difference. Continue reading...

'Souper Bowl' to feed the hungry

Subscriber onlyWhile football fans gear up for the big game Sunday, Trinity Presbyterian Church will participate in a "Souper Bowl" of another kind. Continue reading...

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Sister Rose Ashour plans to celebrate her 100th birthday later this month. She is the oldest and lon...

Sister Rose Ashour plans to celebrate her 100th birthday later this month. She is the oldest and longest-serving Benedictine nun a...

Published: April 9, 2016

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