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Religion

  • Francis presides over historic day of four popes 


    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two 20th-century popes who changed the course of the Catholic Church became saints Sunday as Pope Francis honored John XXIII and John Paul II in a delicate balancing act aimed at bringing together the conservative and progressive wings of the church.
    As if to drive the message of unity home, Francis invited retired Pope Benedict XVI to join him on the altar of St. Peter’s Square, the first time a reigning and retired pope have celebrated Mass together in public in the 2,000-year history of the church.
    An estimated 800,000 people — many of them from John Paul’s native Poland — filled St. Peter’s, the streets around it and bridges over the Tiber River, a huge turnout but only half the size of the crowd that came out for John Paul’s 2011 beatification.
    John reigned from 1958-1963 and is a hero to liberal Catholics for having convened the Second Vatican Council. The meetings brought the church into the modern era by allowing Mass to be celebrated in local languages rather than Latin and encouraged greater dialogue with people of other faiths, particularly Jews.

  • Religion briefs 04-25-14

     

    Beltane Sabbat on April 27

    Our Lady of the Woods will celebrate Beltane with a ritual, feast and May pole dance, 2 p.m. April 27 at the grove in front of the Unitarian Church. 

    The Beltane sabbat marks the beginning of the summer for the Celts. 

    The potluck feast will give way to songs, dance and stories. 

     

    Day of Prayer set for May 1

    National Day of Prayer. Noon May 1 at Ashley Pond. The 63rd annual National Day of Prayer. 

  • Church listings 04-25-14

     

    Baha’i Faith

    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com.  Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., at 9:45 a.m.  we have classes for every age — new to 90+ with coffee and doughnuts served in the Gathering Space for The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome! Come Join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • How important is the resurrection?

     

    “Just how important is ‘the resurrection’? Isn’t the important thing just that people believe in Jesus and love others like He loved?”—Rob

    Over the centuries, the importance of an historical, bodily resurrection has been downplayed by numerous schools of thought. Some have dismissed as myth or wishful thinking or outright fraud the early Christian declaration of a resurrection event. Others have expressed doubt concerning the veracity of the biblical record. Some critics, both within Christianity and without, have promoted the idea that indeed the historical event is not necessary; that is, one merely needs to possess the kind of hopeful faith that would exist had a resurrection actually occurred. 

  • Church Listings 04-18-14

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., at 9:45 a.m. we have classes for every age — new to 90+ with coffee and doughnuts served in the Gathering Space for The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist
    Kannon Zendo, 35 Barranca Road. kannonzendo.org. Henry Chigen Finney, 661-6874. Meditation in the Zen tradition will be offered Wednesday evenings at the Kannon Zendo in Los Alamos.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

  • Religion Briefs 04-18-14

    LDS Pajarito Ward sponsors family history workshop

    The Pajarito Ward of The Church of Latter Day Saints is sponsoring a free Family History Workshop. The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 at 1967 18th, off of 15th and Sage Streets. Find ancestors with familysearch.org and experts will be on hand for assistance.
    The workshop will provide organizational tools to assist attendees on getting started on the genealogy of their families. Work stations with computers and tutorials will be available. Those interested are asked to bring names and dates to get started.
    The LDS Church in Los Alamos also has a Family History Center that is open on Tuesdays. Anyone interested in their family history may use the information at the center. For more information call Don Reid at 662-0355.

    Easter Story to be performed in S.F.

  • Church Listings 04-11-14

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., at 9:45 a.m. we have classes for every age — new to 90+ with coffee and doughnuts served in the Gathering Space for The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist
    Kannon Zendo, 35 Barranca Road. kannonzendo.org. Henry Chigen Finney, 661-6874. Meditation in the Zen tradition will be offered Wednesday evenings at the Kannon Zendo in Los Alamos.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

  • Celebrations for Holy Week

    Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church will celebrate Holy Week and Pascha (Easter), beginning with the end of Great Lent on Lazarus Saturday. Orthodox and Western Christians celebrate the Feast of the Resurrection on April 20 this year as Gregorian and Julian Calenders mark the same day.
    At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Liturgy for the Raising of Lazarus will be celebrated.  
    Beginning Palm Sunday morning, worship moves to the expectation of Christ the Bridegroom. Each evening at 7 p.m. from Sunday throughout Holy Week services focus on the events of Christ’s Passion.
    At 6:30 a.m., Holy Thursday, Liturgy will be celebrated as the initiation of Holy Eucharist.  Thursday evening readings from the Gospels continue to guide worship on the path of Our Lord’s Passion. Holy Friday, the body of Christ is symbolically taken from the Cross and carried in procession as though the event, beyond time, were taking place in our time. Vespers will be sung at 4 p.m. Friday with the procession of the Holy Shroud a part of the evening Matins service.
    At 10 a.m. Saturday Liturgy of Saint Basil with Old Testament readings is celebrated in anticipation of the Resurrection.

  • Church Listings 04-04-14

     Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., at 9:45 a.m. we have classes for every age — new to 90+ with coffee and doughnuts served in the Gathering Space for The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist
    Kannon Zendo, 35 Barranca Road. kannonzendo.org. Henry Chigen Finney, 661-6874. Meditation in the Zen tradition will be offered Wednesday evenings at the Kannon Zendo in Los Alamos.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

  • Jewish Center to host annual community Passover Seder

    The Los Alamos Jewish Center will have its community Passover Seder that open to anyone interested in attending. The event will be 5:30 p.m. April 15 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
    The Seder is a ceremonial dinner filled with rituals designed to celebrate the Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt. The Seder, which is Hebrew for “order,” ushers in the week of Pesach in which Jews refrain from eating Chametz.
    The celebration of Passover commemorates the miraculous delivery of the Jews from years of slavery, ultimately culminating in the birth of the Torah, the Five Books of Moses, at Mount Sinai.
    Thus, for Jews all over the world, this annual time of renewal is a time to look at themselves and society through the lens of the slave once again. It is a time to let go of all prejudice, intolerance, closed mindedness and limited thinking. It is a time for renewed inspiration to help create a world that is free for all peoples and all religions.
    This year Rabbi Stephen Landau will lead the Community Seder as a fun evening of ritual dedicated to the memory of the Exodus from Mitzrayim, or Egypt and the importance of freedom and respect for everyone.