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2014-02-17 08:24:34

BROOKLINE, Mass., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Boston Byzantine Music Festival will take place on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross on February 24-25, 2014. The festival will highlight the riches of Byzantine music and its explore connections with the music of the Near East through a series of talks and performances. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140217/DC66134) Byzantine art is commonly associated with the majestic architecture of domed...

2009-12-14 23:27:11

Why are an increasing number of Turkish women wearing veils in a secular country where the practice is banned in public buildings? A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research says one factor is fashion. Authors ×zlem Sandıkcı and Gliz Ger (both Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey) report that much like the first people who began wearing blue jeans or getting tattoos, adopting this "stigmatized" fashion signifies independence...

2009-10-05 10:05:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lacing up his own shoes for a unique running experience, Stuart Lazarus, 60, the founder and national director of the National Hospice Foundation's Run to Remember program, will be hitting the ground running on October 9-10, 2009. He will participate in the inaugural Bourbon Chase, a 200-mile relay on the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky. Lazarus, who hails from Columbus, Ohio, and his 10 teammates will take turns running five to eight mile...

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2009-03-04 14:57:55

Roman Catholic bishops in Italy are calling on followers to abstain from high-tech distractions during Lent, urging Catholics to steer clear of modern devices such as iPods and to forego surfing the Web and text messaging until Easter. The plea gives a modern flare to conventional forms of abstinence during the five-week period Christians spend fasting and praying ahead of Easter.  It also demonstrates the Church's growing technology focus, with many of the Lenten wishes posted on...

2009-03-01 15:51:42

A growing number of Christians in the United States are swearing off the social networking Web site Facebook for Lent, a priest says. The Rev. John Grimm of Seton Hall University said such modern technological services as Facebook and MySpace are part of a growing imbalance in today's Christian community, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Sunday. Oftentimes, we are just spending too much time on these things. We're out of balance, said Grimm, who serves as a Christian ethics assistant...

2008-12-03 12:35:00

A Detroit church looks to bring hope and encouragement to all persons employed in the auto industry as apprehension and concern grow rapidly in the Motor City. The church will hold a special "Prayer and Consecration Service" on Sunday, Dec. 7 DETROIT, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the auto execs making their case before Congress this week, there are rapidly growing concerns in the Motor City about the future of America's auto industry. Bishop Charles H. Ellis III and Greater Grace...


Word of the Day
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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