Stories tagged: easter
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 11:24 A.M.
Jesus’ restored tomb is unveiled, well in time for Easter
Renovations at Christianity’s holiest site – carried out over the past nine months – were finally unveiled Wednesday in a ceremony that brought together rival Christian denominations and ushered in …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 10:26 A.M.
Pope Francis gets Ash Wednesday ashes in Rome to start Lent
Pope Francis bowed his forehead to receive a dab of ashes, then smudged ashes in turn on the heads of other faithful during an Ash Wednesday service in an ancient …
MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
Post Falls officer’s kindness resonates on social media
Post Falls Police Officer cites shoplifting mom, but treats children to Easter goodies
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016, 12:20 P.M.
Pakistani Taliban faction claims Easter park bombing
A breakaway Pakistani faction of the militant Taliban group has claimed responsibility for an Easter Sunday bombing in a park in the eastern city of Lahore that killed 60 people.
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016, 4 A.M.
What if the great outdoors isn’t the greatest? Religious leaders weigh in on ‘Nature is my church’ notion
“Nature is my church” is a common refrain in the Inland Northwest, but religious leaders say church isn’t about the building or place, it’s about the being with the people …
SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016, 9:25 P.M.
After bleak week, Pope Francis offers Easter message
Pope Francis concluded a bleak week in Europe with a message of hope during an Easter Vigil service Saturday, saying darkness and fear must not prevail and “imprison” the world …
SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016, 2:19 P.M.
Hundreds gather for Riverfront Park Easter egg hunt
The anticipation built Saturday morning as kids waited behind yellow caution tape blocking them from meadows in Riverfront Park littered with Easter eggs. They clutched pails, buckets, baskets and grocery …
FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016
Faith and Values: To embrace our humanness is to begin resurrection
Traditional interpretations aside, I suggest their common human suffering and human hope bonded Jesus and the second thief in ways we may often just miss. Further, I suggest Jesus’ promise …
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016, 11:19 A.M.
Riverfront Park Easter egg hunt returns
The big Riverfront Park Easter egg hunt will be back this year after a three-year hiatus.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016, 10:45 A.M.
Multiple Easter egg hunts offered by community groups, churches
There are multiple Easter egg hunts offered throughout the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene region.
TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016, 7 P.M.
Hot cross buns are an Easter ritual for many
Wake up on Easter morning to the scent of warming spices and citrus in traditional hot cross buns.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015
Jim Kershner’s This Day in History
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s Polish Society gathered to hear Mrs. Helena Stas, a Polish novelist, talk about the plight of the home country.
SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014
Faith and Values: Easter weekend a reminder of the importance of hope
Hope is powerful. Hope’s presence gives perspective and purpose for life. Hope’s absence guarantees confusion, pessimism, even despair.
MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
Easter, music, parent care prompt reader responses
After a tough week, writing about her childhood Easter memories in the 1960s perked up Spokane baby boomer Chris Kaufman. Kaufman submitted the Easter essay in answer to our occasional …
MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013
Horse riders take to Riverside State Park for Easter service
The tall Ponderosa pines of Riverside State Park were an outdoor sanctuary for a group ride to the first Easter on horseback service at the park Sunday. Organizer Teresa York …
SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013
Interactive tour shares powerful scenes of Jesus’ life
Al Shrock doesn’t watch the scene before him any longer. Instead he stands in the corner, engineers the hydraulics and surveys the crowd as they step into Golgotha. Roman soldiers …
SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013
Bigger Easter egg hunt draws families to Grant Park
A false alarm set eager children loose moments before a fire engine was ready to honk the start of the third-annual Easter egg hunt at Grant Park. This was the …
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
Clark: Bunny leads us down disappointing rabbit hole
I was sorry to hear that after a 32-year run, the Easter Bunny won’t be hiding any plastic eggs filled with tooth-rotting candy this weekend at Riverfront Park. Apparently there …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
Riverfront Park egg hunt canceled due to lack of sponsor
Riverfront Park’s annual Easter egg hunt has been canceled because no sponsor stepped forward to host it. The Easter tradition had been hosted for many years by Clear Channel Communications’ …
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013
Season’s décor stands out with fresh spring hues
Fuzzy chicks and cute bunnies are part of the pastel pantheon of Easter décor, and their charm helps define the look of the season. But for those who prefer celebrating …
SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012
Officer took gun safety class before daughter shot herself
Two weeks before Spokane police Officer Barry O’Connell’s daughter accidently shot herself Easter Sunday with her father’s department-issued pistol, O’Connell had completed a gun safety refresher course stressing the importance …
SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2012
Special services, events planned for Easter Sunday
Sunday is Easter and many Spokane Valley churches are planning special worship services, egg hunts and other activities to mark the day. • The celebration begins with breakfast at 9:30 …
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
Religion Notebook: Easter observances set
Area churches are celebrating Holy Week and Easter with special services and Easter egg hunts. • Central Baptist Church, 19 W. Shannon Ave., will present a Maundy Thursday service at …
TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
Doug Clark: Sugar bad for health, good for defense readiness
If you watched “60 Minutes” Sunday night, then you know that sugar has joined the ranks of red meat, coffee, cigarettes and other foods that should be shunned like adulterers …
MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
Christian pilgrims mark Palm Sunday in Holy Land
JERUSALEM – Hundreds of Christian pilgrims marked Palm Sunday in the Holy Land on Sunday, holding masses and processions retracing Jesus’ triumphant return to Jerusalem. Palm Sunday marks the day …
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2011
Mad scramble at Riverfront Park egg hunt
Ezra Buck lowered himself to the ground, crouched in a sprinter’s position, his gaze fixed ahead, ready to run when the countdown reached zero. His eagerness was almost palpable.
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2011
Special days like Easter used to bring out best in kids’ clothes
There are those who seem to regard it as a harbinger of the apocalypse, a breakdown of civilization, good manners’ final surrender after a long erosion of standards. Others insist …
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011, 5:39 P.M.
7,000 eggs gone in minutes
Ezra Buck lowered himself to the ground, crouched in a sprinter’s position, his gaze fixed ahead, ready to run when the countdown reached zero. His eagerness was almost palpable. Then, …
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011
Easter celebrations abound
Holy Week is wrapping up today and Spokane Valley churches will be celebrating Easter on Sunday with sunrise services, special choir performance, Easter egg hunts and more. • Millwood Presbyterian …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
Easter ‘chocolate salami’ breaks out of bunny rut
Chocolate bunnies for Easter are so predictable. You gnaw off their ears, then quickly work your way down to their toes. Where’s the excitement in that? Consider something a bit …