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Sunday Mass canceled across Sri Lanka a week after bombings

Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses indefinitely across Sri Lanka and officials urged Muslims to stay home for Friday prayers in an extraordinary call by the clergy to curtail worship as …


UPDATED: Sun., April 21, 2019, 10:32 p.m.

From chocolate fountains to 600 eggs, families celebrate tradition at Davenport’s annual Easter Brunch

The Davenport Easter brunch is a tradition not just for families, but staff as well, as both came together amid the opulent offerings, including chocolate and Champagne.


Spokane’s oldest organized church, Westminster Congregational Church of Christ, prepares for 140-year celebration

The church has withstood challenges from without and within in its 140 years of existence, which makes Westminster older than Spokane itself. Within its stately stone walls, a congregation meets …


Kathleen Parker: It is finished

In the span of a few days, we’ve been joggled between the banal and the sublime, from Trump’s “I’m [effed]” upon learning of Robert Mueller’s assignment to the Russia investigation …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:46 a.m.

Spokane astronaut Anne McClain nabs Easter feast for International Space Station

A private cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station following a 1-day journey from Virginia.


Dorothy Dean presents: Colorful tart brings Easter fun to the table

This festive showstopper of a dessert will make your Easter spread one to remember. Shaped like an egg, this colorful tart starts with a cookie-like crust that’s slathered with a …


Upcycled Life: Silk dyed eggs

This technique for dying eggs with old neckties or other silk fabric scraps is simple and creates beautiful designs that pop.


UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Opening day at Spokane’s Japanese garden attracts hundreds

Despite temperatures below 50 degrees, wind gusts and a slight drizzle, hundreds of people trekked to the Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden in Spokane’s Manito Park on Sunday for the seasonal …


Jay Ambrose: Give magnificence a chance this Easter weekend

Easter is here, and yes, I know, we are more and more a secular country. It is not politically incorrect to scoff at religion – it’s done quite a bit, …


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Pastel eggs and a petting zoo: Several thousand flock to ONE* Church’s annual Easter carnival

Between its Spokane Valley and north Spokane locations, ONE* Church put out an estimated 90,000 candy-filled eggs for its eighth-annual Easter egg hunt.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Egg-cellent entries: Winners from The Spokesman-Review’s spring coloring contest

The only hard part about this Easter egg hunt was choosing just nine.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Looking for an egg hunt? Here’s 17 to choose from.

Here are 17 egg hunts happening Saturday and Sunday.


Vertical indoor Easter egg hunt at REI

Search for Easter eggs up high on Sunday at REI’s open climbing day. Participants can scramble up REI’s indoor rock wall and Easter eggs will be hidden along the way. …


Kids find syringes at Portland Easter egg hunt

Children searching for Easter eggs at a southeast Portland playground found a water bottle that contained syringes.


UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:22 p.m.

Meet the woman behind the White House Easter Egg Roll

Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd auditioned for the job of White House social secretary and may not have known it. The veteran event planner’s creativity and handicraft were prominently on display …


UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

Pope decries ‘vile’ attack on Syrians in Easter address

On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack on civilians in …


Trump attends Easter service in Palm Beach

President Donald Trump attended Easter service at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea near his estate in Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday – an annual ritual that provided a break from a …


Stephy Nobles-Beans: Remember who and what we honor on Resurrection Sunday

Billions of dollars are spent to celebrate Easter. Nearly 90 percent of Americans will buy Easter candy this year. More than 60 percent will buy Easter gifts. Almost 40 percent …


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

At special needs Easter egg hunt, kids will be kids

At the third annual special needs Easter egg hunt, at Life Center North Church, was held Saturday.


Pope attends Good Friday service recalling Jesus’ suffering

Pope Francis prostrated himself in prayer during a solemn Good Friday service in St. Peter’s Basilica to recall the crucifixion of Jesus. His quiet reflection came hours before he was …


Jay Ambrose: Handyman performs spiritual repairs

Then there are people like Joaquin who know that error can be corrected by grace and loving growth.


Egypt beefs up security outside churches ahead of Easter

Outside of Cairo’s St. Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, a dozen high-ranking police officers are stationed on all entrances, searching cars and scanning the area, as …


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 5:21 p.m.

Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter

Egyptian churches, in the southern city of Minya, said on Tuesday that they will not hold Easter celebrations next Saturday in mourning for 45 Coptic Christians killed this week in …


Israel sets closure on Palestinian areas ahead of Passover

Israel closed off access to the Palestinian territories Monday as a security measure for the weeklong Passover holiday.


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Easter candy hunt gets cheaper as funds exit sugar bets

As Americans prepare to fill their Easter baskets with sweet treats, hedge funds aren’t feeling the sugar rush. As expectations for a global supply surplus mount, money managers have reduced …


Faith and Values: Resurrection of spring brings another, more important, resurrection to mind

The days between Palm Sunday and next Sunday’s Easter are cues from our very calendars to slow down and marvel at God’s great love for people like us.


Get your kids ready for Easter and Passover with these books

Books to read with your kids this spring.


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 …


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 …


Post Falls officer’s kindness resonates on social media

Post Falls Police Officer cites shoplifting mom, but treats children to Easter goodies