Sunday, March 31, 2013
By: Rev. Ben Black Christos Anesti is Greek for “Christ is risen.” In fact, if you are one for movie quotes it is the phrase that is thrown around throughout the duration of the film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." The expected response is to be Alithos Anesti which means “He Has Risen Indeed.” But the question for us today remains. What is the big deal about Jesus’ resurrection? Does it really matter whether this man, Jesus, who lived and was executed 2,000 years ago on a Roman cross came back to life or not? It is a fair question and one that must be answered. In fact, everything hinges on our answer of this question. I think 1st Corinthians 15 sums it up as clearly as anywhere else. Verse 17 says “if Christ has not been raised, …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Visitors can park on borough streets this weekend.
Edgewood Borough Mayor Ed Cook has lifted the restriction prohibiting on-street parkingthis weekend for the Easter holiday. The ban will be lifted starting at 3 a.m. on Friday, March 29, and will end at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2. Normally, the borough restricts on-street parking between 3 and 5 a.m. It requires parked vehicles to display a valid Borough of Edgewood parking permit sticker in the top left-hand corner of the rear window, according to the borough's website. ________________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Families of the Diocese of Pittsburgh are invited.
Bishops David Zubik, William Waltersheid and William Winter will welcome families of the Diocese of Pittsburgh to their annual Blessing of Families at 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday, March 31, at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland. "As they greet and bless your family personally, they affirm and support you as a household of love and witnesses to the faith. Come and experience the bishops’ expression of appreciation for the gift that you are and the gifts that you bring to our diocese," according to the invitation. Each family attending will receive a special memento to take home and children will receive a sweet treat.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
For churches in the Western Christian tradition, which follow the Gregorian calendar, today is Palm Sunday. In the Eastern Orthodox tradition, which follows the Julian calendar, Palm Sunday will take place five weeks later on April 28.
By Rev. Dai Morgan For churches in the Western Christian tradition, which follow the Gregorian calendar, today is Palm Sunday. In the Eastern Orthodox tradition, which follows the Julian calendar, Palm Sunday will take place five weeks later on April 28. So, what is Palm Sunday, anyway? Simply, Palm Sunday commemorates the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. All four biblical Gospel accounts tell the story. This took place about a week before the Resurrection. Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem riding a donkey—a symbol of peace, as opposed to a warrior on horseback. The people who greeted him, in a gesture of honor, covered his path by laying down clothing and branches. The Gospel of John notes specifically that palms were used. The …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Rev. Dai Morgan of Living Spirit Ministry-Swissvale United Methodist Church explains the Christian calendar.
By Rev. Dai Morgan Last Sunday, church goers noticed a change in the worship setting. Purple has become the prominent color of the paraments and decorations in church sanctuaries and worship centers. A set of four candles will be prominently displayed and each week one will be lit progressively, until all four will shine their lights. Scripture lessons featuring John the Baptist will be read to the congregation. And as Christmas moves closer, Christmas trees and other ornamentation will most likely be added. This is the season of Advent. Today marks the second Sunday of Advent. It consists of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. In fact, Advent is the first season on the Church calendar. Since this is the beginning of the Church year…
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Here’s a tasty Easter recipe from the Brown Eyed Baker.
I came across this recipe for Italian Easter Bread while perusing the Brown Eyed Baker website. This recipe is a tasty addition to any Easter table. What you need: For the bread For the glaze What you do: To see this recipe and more on the Brown Eyed Baker's page, click here.
Reflect on this day celebrated by Christians.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” LUKE 24:36 The most amazing verse in all of scripture is simply this; “Jesus himself stood among them”. Jesus crucified, Jesus dead and buried; Jesus stood among them. The resurrection story is a resurrection of belief. The disciples discouraged, worried, even fearful, had either betrayed or deserted Jesus in despair. Guilt racked, hunted and hopeless, they huddled together because there was nothing else to do, nowhere to go and no plan. Three years of their lives a ghastly wreck of futility. Their beloved leader dead and gone. His promises seemed like a cruel hoax. And then it happened. Jesus stood among them. From that …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
It's the season of family Easter egg making! Share your pictures here!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Saturday, April 7, 2012
This weekend marks the Easter holiday and that means many families are gathering around the kitchen table to dye eggs! Share your own photographs by uploading your favorite moments on this post. Have a Hoppy Easter!