from Photographers' Blog:

New Mexico’s Holy Week

April 1, 2013

New Mexico

By Brian Snyder

The high desert of northern New Mexico, with Taos as its unofficial capital, is a confluence of cultures and eras.  Native American, Spanish, Mexican and American cultures co-exist and show themselves in both modern and old ways. Holy Week in this area is celebrated in a very public manner within the safety of the region, beyond the notice of much of the rest of the United States. The rites and customs are very much of the place and cultures found there.

from Photographers' Blog:

Ages old battle for a ball

April 27, 2011

Every year on Orthodox Easter, traffic is blocked for hours on the main highway in Western Georgia to allow the men of Shukhuti village to battle for a 16-kilogram (35 pounds) leather ball, stuffed tight with sawdust, soil and topped with red wine.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

The White House can’t afford plates?

April 26, 2011

Blog Guy, I'm disappointed in you.

Most of my readers usually are. What did I do now?

Easter came and went and you didn't offer up your usual Goofiest Easter Photo. What gives?

from Photographers' Blog:

Half a century of crucifixions for both penitent and photographer

April 25, 2011

I can't help but be amazed by the contrasting observance of the Lenten season, particularly Holy Week, in my country, the Philippines. To many, Holy Week means going back to their home towns for vacation for a relaxing time and to renew ties with families and friends. To others, like the people from Pampanga in the northern Philippines, it is the time for the annual religious ritual that could be viewed as bizarre in the eyes of some observers.

from Tales from the Trail:

Hint of politics creeps in to rare Obama church appearance

April 24, 2011

Barack Obama is not shy about discussing his Christian faith, but the U.S. president and his family do not attend church regularly in Washington.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Have yourself a chocolate little Easter…

April 23, 2011

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Blog Guy, I thought maybe you could run some photos to help get us in the mood for Easter tomorrow.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

I’ll NEVER do that again, I promise!

April 21, 2011

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Blog Guy, every year at Easter time I see lots of photos of "penitents" from different places, which I gather has to do with repenting for sins and stuff like that. I was hoping you could elaborate a bit for your readers.

from FaithWorld:

U.K. academic says Easter date can now be fixed

By Reuters Staff
April 18, 2011

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(The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci, 1498)

The Last Supper took place on a Wednesday -- a day earlier than thought -- and a date for Easter can now be fixed, according to a Cambridge University scientist aiming to solve one of the Bible's most enduring contradictions.

from Shop Talk:

Check Out Line: Thank you, March

April 7, 2010

Check out the latest retailer to benefit from the earlier Easter and a mild March.

from FaithWorld:

Jerusalem: heart of the Mideast conflict

By Reuters Staff
March 25, 2010

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Jerusalem, December 8, 2009/Ammar Awad

Next week is the time of year when millions of people around the world look to Jerusalem as the source of inspiration for the Christian festival of Easter and Jewish Passover celebrations. But this week the city is also the recurrent focus of bitter dispute. The United States has directed rare strong criticism at Israel over its plans to expand Jewish settlements there, saying the building undermines U.S. efforts to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.