Lent

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Hadas Kuznits
March 06, 2019 - 7:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Wednesday is the first day of Lent. So, what are people giving up this year? Eddie Adams of Lancaster County got creative this year. "Well, I try to give things up for Lent. I'm starting this year thinking about giving up swearing!"  Midgie Scarmuzza of Ardmore and...
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Sean Lanigan of St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Dan Wing/KYW Newsradio
Dan Wing
March 06, 2019 - 10:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Among the hustle and bustle of a morning commute at Jefferson Station on Wednesday morning was a sight that has become familiar over the past few years: a pair of fully robed clergy members marking people's foreheads with ashes before taking a moment for a prayer...
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Fastnachts at Haegele's Bakery in Mayfair
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
March 05, 2019 - 9:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — To celebrate Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent on the Christian calendar, many people flocked to a Northeast Philadelphia bakery for some traditional sweet treats. It's typical on Fat Tuesday for the line to be out the door at Haegele's Bakery in Mayfair...
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