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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

Not 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.

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Black, white congregations unite in faith

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

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Walking the walk

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

Each 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.

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Reflect, Repent, Renew

Lent begins next week as Christians look forward to Easter

The season of Lent for Christians of the West begins next week with the penitential day of Ash Wednesday.

Torahs find new temples

Temple 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.

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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

A 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.

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Daughter's queries prompted Genesis film

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

Author to speak on truth at Trinity

Pulitzer 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.

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

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

'Souper Bowl' to feed the hungry

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

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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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