Palm Sunday marks start of Holy Week

  By Diana Swift staff writer Commemorating Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem a week before the day of his resurrection, the blessing of the palms and the procession are documented in Jerusalem as early as the fourth century in an early-medieval travelogue entitled The Pilgrimage of Egeria. Egeria was a Spanish or Gaulish nun—perhaps even … Continue reading “Palm Sunday marks start of Holy Week”

Williams brought his heart, soul and intellect to the job: Hiltz

  By Marites N. Sison staff writer The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, brought “the great gift of his intellect” as well as his “deep passion for the wellbeing of the church,” says Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. Archbishop Williams, 61, announced on March 16 that he had accepted a … Continue reading “Williams brought his heart, soul and intellect to the job: Hiltz”

Environmentalist gets busy for his grandchildren

  By Leigh Anne Williams staff writer  Anthony Ketchum, a passionate environmentalist and family man, shows his love for his grandchildren by lobbying all levels of government for legislation that will effectively deal with climate change.  He’s even prepared to make his point with acts of civil disobedience, which got him into hot water recently … Continue reading “Environmentalist gets busy for his grandchildren”

Dalai Lama awarded 2012 Templeton Prize

  By Chris Herlinger [Ecumenical News International] The Dalai Lama, already a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is the recipient of the 2012 Templeton Prize, often called the most prestigious award in religion. The announcement, made on 29 March by the John Templeton Foundation, based in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, cited the Tibetan leader’s “incomparable global voice … Continue reading “Dalai Lama awarded 2012 Templeton Prize”

Taizé: On the way towards Easter

  Spring has arrived on the hill! Although the crowds have not arrived yet, the coming Easter celebrations make themselves felt more and more. Among the groups who have visited Taizé over the last few days, there were a number of children from the region taking part in the “awakening to faith” program; there were … Continue reading “Taizé: On the way towards Easter”