Why We Must Fast

The Lenten Fast   There are some in the Church who would opine that one need not necessarily give something up during Lent, but instead it may be beneficial to add something – usually it is recommended to add either some act of charity for the poor (almsgiving) or to take more time for reading…

40 Ways for These 40 Days

Well, we’re about to embark on Lent 2011: 40 days of prayer, penitence and self-mortification. Will the next six weeks be filled with trepidation — How will I give something up for 40 days? — or determination — How do I prepare myself for Easter? Lent is supposed to be difficult, but not for difficulty’s…

Circling the Temple Mount Gates – Jerusalem

Via Ritmeyer Archaeological Design:  Gil Ronen & Yoni Kempinski report in Arutz Sheva on the monthly Circling of the Gates, which includes a video clip: Thousands of people took part Sunday evening in “The Circling of the Gates” – Sivuv Shearim in Hebrew – a renewal of an ancient custom that expresses, in our age,…