Thanks to having a tech-savvy minister, Dufur Christian Church has started streaming its worship services live on the Internet.
ST. ANTHONY’S MONASTERY, Egypt — In a cave here high in the desert mountains of eastern Egypt, the man said to be the father of monasticism took refuge from the temptations of the world some 17 centuries ago. At the foot of the mountain, the monks at the St. Anthony’s Monastery bearing his name continue the ascetic tradition.
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BERGHOLZ, Ohio — The Amish schoolhouse quiets as students in first through eighth grades settle into tight rows of scuffed metal desks to begin singing, their voices rising and dipping like the surrounding hills.
Events and news from area churches
A Buddhist retreat near Goldendale, some 12 years in the making, accepted its first 13 “long-retreatants” Sunday, March 31, who will be cloistered in virtual silence for a year.
ALPINE, Utah (AP) â€” Nick Emery â€” a three-time Utah state champion and two-time state high school player of the year â€” was courted by college basketball super-powers UCLA, Kansas and North Carolina.
The Dalles Full Gospel Center The Dalles Full Gospel Center will hold its annual Passover Celebration Saturday, March 30, at 5 p.m. Passover is a time of remembrance and is celebrated with family, dance, song and good food. The River of God Dancers will perform. Tickets must be purchased in advance and presented to enter the celebration. Adult tickets are $20 and children 3 to 12 years $12. For more information, call 541-298-1183 or 541-980-1284.
New claims regarding the age of the Shroud of Turin come as a Vatican-sanctioned special broadcast Saturday from Turin Cathedral. The rare appearance of the shroud is the first time in 40 years that it has been on TV, writes Guardian reporter Lizzy Davies from Rome.
The 89th annual Easter sunrise service at Pulpit Rock, this Sunday, March 31, at 6:30 a.m., rain or shine, has a new booster promoting it: the Mid-Columbia Fellowship of Churches.
Students at Chenowith Elementary recently benefitted from being able to decorate their own birdhouse, donated through a joint effort from several organizations in the community.
St. Alphonsus Church With the beginning of Daylight Savings Time, St. Alphonsus Church in Dufur will have Mass at 7 p.m. Saturday nights, St. Mary’s Maupin’s Mass will be Saturday at 5 p.m., the exception being Easter Sunday when St. Alphonsus will have Mass on Easter at 8:30 a.m. and Maupin at 11 a.m. The 7 p.m. Saturday night Mass will continue until October. The reason for the change is that Father Fabian Nwokorie has four parishes, two in Sherman County and two in Wasco County and they trade times.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Pastor Tom Cabral still tells people to meet him at “the bar,” even though it’s his church now. Locals best remember his worn building as a former sports bar where a 19-year-old once walked in and shot three suspected rival crack dealers.
Since he was a little kid, Nick Lindskoog has loved to watch the Last Days of Jesus passion play in The Dalles. This year will be his third year as a member of the cast. He plays the Disciple Andrew, and he is the first developmentally disabled person to have a role in the play, said his mother, Connie Lindskoog.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Forgive Pope Francis’ security team for looking a bit nervous.
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