Good Friday ‘Way of the Cross’ event held on Main Street
The Eastern Alleghany Ministerial Association observed the Easter weekend by holding its Way of the Cross event in downtown Clifton Forge on Good Friday. Those who participated carried the large wooden cross down Main Street where it was erected in front of Central United Methodist Church. (Recorder photo by Gavin Dressler) CLIFTON FORGE — Thetherecorderonline.com
Prince Harry opens up about recent visit with the queen in TODAY exclusive
Prince Harry is sitting down with Hoda Kotb for an exclusive interview on TODAY. In this preview clip, Harry spoke about his recent visit with his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, saying he tries to ensure she's "protected" and has "the right people around her." They spoke in The Hague, Netherlands, at the 2022 Invictus Games, the sports competition for wounded veterans founded by the prince.news.yahoo.com
Biden hosts Easter egg roll with Jimmy Fallon, in another sign of an emerging post-pandemic normal
It was not, in the final analysis, the most clement weather for an outdoor party, with a cold rain falling on Washington, D.C., but Easter comes when it comes. This year, it happened to come as vestiges of winter moved over the mid-Atlantic region, but that did little to dampen enthusiasm for the White House Easter Egg Roll, a cherished tradition that had been put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic.news.yahoo.com
Trump Easter messages skewer Democrats
Former President Trump blasted Democrats in Easter messages on Sunday morning, including one aimed at “radical left maniacs” and another calling New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) a “failed gubernatorial candidate.” “Happy Easter to failed gubernatorial candidate and racist Attorney General Letitia James,” Trump said in a message sent via his Save America PAC.…news.yahoo.com
Uncovering a dumpster full of art worth millions
In 2017 a barn cleanout in Connecticut revealed a treasure trove of artworks, by an obscure artist who'd died the year before. Now, experts say the dumpster art could be worth millions. Correspondent David Pogue delves into the intriguing tale of how a skateboarding mechanic became a detective in order to uncover the identity of Francis Hines, an expressionist who experimented with wrapping buildings, objects and paintings.news.yahoo.com
Ukrainian mayor and lawmakers attend Vatican Easter vigil
Pope Francis invoked “gestures of peace in these days marked by the horror of war” in an Easter vigil homily in St. Peter’s Basilica attended by the mayor of the occupied Ukrainian city of Melitopol and three Ukrainian lawmakerswashingtonpost.com
Christians hold many views on Jesus' resurrection – a theologian explains the differing views among Baptists
Resurrection of Christ depicted in 14th-century fresco in Chora Church, Istanbul, Turkey. LP7/Collections E+ via Getty ImagesEvery year, Christians from around the world gather for worship on Easter Sunday. Also known as Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, Easter is the final day of a weeklong commemoration of the story of Jesus’ final days in the city of Jerusalem leading up to his crucifixion and resurrection. Most Christians refer to the week before Easter as Holy Week. In Western Christianity, Honews.yahoo.com
4 springtime activities we love at Walt Disney World
The resort is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary celebration, and now is the perfect time to celebrate the season and upcoming Easter holiday. If you plan on visiting, we have uncovered a number of fun activities for families to experience while out exploring the theme parks and nearby resort hotels.
Merkel: 'A quiet Easter' needed to counter rising infections
“There needs to be a quiet Easter festival,” Merkel said in a video address. AdIn contrast, Britain has given one vaccine shot to 46% of its people. Health Minister Jens Spahn said routine vaccinations will begin in doctors' practices on Tuesday, with 35,000 GPs scheduled to receive 940,000 vaccine doses next week. Germany expects to receive about 40 million vaccine doses during the second quarter. AdMerkel, who is 66, says she would be prepared to take the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Madrid slows down vaccine jabs over Easter despite govt plea
People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus walk in downtown Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID – Spain’s Madrid region halted COVID-19 vaccinations Thursday at health centers for four days so medical staff can rest over the Easter holiday, despite pleas from the national government not to halt the fight against surging infections. Health Minister Carolina Darias last week urged regional authorities to keep vaccinating over the Easter break, saying it was “very important” to keep up the inoculation program. Spain, like other European Union nations, has had a surprisingly slow vaccine rollout that authorities blame on vaccine shortages. AdIt also noted that vaccine shots will still be administered at a city hospital and a city soccer stadium over the traditional Easter break.
Holy days arrive for the faithful as pandemic eases in US
For Christians across the United States, Easter services on Sunday will reflect an extra measure of joy as the nation experiences rising optimism after a year of pandemic. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)For Christians across the United States, Easter services on Sunday will reflect an extra measure of joy as the nation experiences rising optimism after a year of pandemic. It’s a season of major holy days for other faiths as well, occurring in a brighter mood than a year ago. Jews are observing Passover this week, and Muslims will enter the holy month of Ramadan in about two weeks. AdDas said he loves the festival because it celebrates diversity: “It acknowledges that we complement each other — different ethnicities, different nationalities, different genders.
Franklin County bunnies are on the move with individual egg hunts
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Franklin County Parks and Recreation is hoppin’ across the county Easter week with individual egg hunts. It’s called “Bunnies on the Move.”“Typically, the Franklin County Parks and Recreations department hosts a big Easter egg hunt. This year’s event will be held in your own actual yard at your home,” explained Marcia Cramblitt. Posted by Franklin County Parks and Recreation on Thursday, March 25, 2021Cramblitt’s team has worked for months to organize a fun and safe way to still celebrate the Spring holiday. Cramblitt’s team is also putting together Easter baskets for seniors over 50 part of a drive-thru event.
How to have your own Easter family fun at home
You may not see as many Easter egg hunts or opportunities to take pictures with the Easter Bunny this year, but don’t worry, 10 News is working for you with ways how you can make the holiday fun your own. Usually around this time of year, Macaroni Kid, an online resource for family events and activities, would be telling people about all the Easter events but the reality is many of those kinds of events are either not happening or are drive-thrus this year. Lynchburg Macaroni Kid editor and publisher Sandy Wallace said now their focus is on what families can do together at home. Wallace said you can even do an Easter egg scavenger hunt, but it’s not just physical eggs kids have to find. If you’re interested in family-fun Easter events, Macaroni Kid has a calendar of events based on region.