Feb 212012
Dia de la Cruz

Dia de la Cruz (The Day of the Cross), also known as The Fiesta de las Cruces (“Festival of the Crosses”) or Cruz de Mayo (“May Cross”), this holiday is celebrated on May 3rd in many parts of Spain and Hispanic America. This celebration has its roots in the search by the Byzantine Empress Saint […]

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Feb 202012

Lent a Christian observance beginning after Shrovetide. It lasts for forty days, excluding Sundays, beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter Sunday. Easter falls on the Sunday that coincides with the first Sunday after the full moon following the Spring Equinox. The traditional purpose of Lent is the penitential preparation of the believer—through prayer, penance, […]

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Feb 202012

Shrovetide refers to the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, formerly a time when confessions were made in preparation for Lent. The word shrove is past tense of the English verb “shrive” which means to grant absolution to a penitent by means of confession and penance. Anglo-Saxon Christians still receive absolution before Lent. These […]

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