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Welcome To The Woods

on April 21, 2017 - 5:08am

 

WICCAN News:

Ever wondered what real witches do on the night of the full moon? Or what the Pentagram really means? Or what a Wiccan ritual is like -- or wanted to see one? Join the Coven of Our Lady of the Woods for three fun and informative evenings where they will explore these questions and much more.

The group meets the second Wednesday of May, June and July to share information and skills about the modern practice of witchcraft. They gather at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Unitarian Church, 1738 North Sage St.

Fr. Glenn: An Unfinished Journey

on April 16, 2017 - 7:19am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

A very blessed and happy Easter to all as we Christians celebrate the (literal, not figurative) resurrection of Jesus from death 2000 years ago. This is one of the absolutely central tenets of the Christian faith. For those unfamiliar with Christianity, know that we believe that Jesus died by crucifixion to take upon us the punishment each person rightly deserves in justice for personal wrongs against God and other people.

Pastor Granillo: All Good Things…

on April 16, 2017 - 6:58am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock

All good things must come to an end. Geoffrey Chaucer

There is a great deal of mystery that surrounds Mary Magdalene. Although the Bible says nothing of the sort, many believe her to have been a prostitute or an otherwise scandalous woman.

Easter At Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church

on April 16, 2017 - 6:53am

Los Alamos Police Help Ensure Public Safety During Annual Pilgrimage Underway To Chimayo

on April 15, 2017 - 10:43am

The Los Alamos Police Department together with the Rio Arriba Sheriff's Office help ensure public safety during the annual pilgrimage underway to Chimayo. Courtesy photo

Items Sought For La Vista Children's Ministry

on April 14, 2017 - 6:57pm

Izraelevitz: Passover, Glazed Donuts, And Graduate School

on April 14, 2017 - 7:10am
By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
Los Alamos

Passover, glazed donuts, and graduate school do not mix well. This is a fact that I encountered, for five consecutive years, when I was a graduate student working on my doctoral degree. Full appreciation of this physical law requires some background, so please bear with me for a paragraph or two.

Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is the Jewish week-long holiday celebrating the Biblical Exodus of the Jews from Egypt. This year it started this past Monday evening.

Final Fish Fry Dinner Of 2017 Lenten Season Friday!

on April 13, 2017 - 3:46pm

COMMUNITY News:

The community is invited to attend the final fish fry dinner of the 2017 Lenten Season 5-7 p.m., Friday April 14 at Immaculate Heart Mary Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road.

The cost of the meal is $10/Adult and includes 2 pieces of fried cod, freshly made coleslaw and rice or $7/children and includes 1 piece of fried cod, freshly made coleslaw and rice or a grilled cheese sandwich and French fries. (French fries are available with all meals).

All meals also include Lemonade or Iced Tea and homemade desserts.

NMDOT Prepared For Annual Pilgrimage To El Santuario De Chimayo

on April 13, 2017 - 9:05am

Pilgrims gather on Good Friday in 2013 at the El Santuario de Chimayó. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE – Today, the New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced that the Department has prepared safe walking areas along various New Mexico highways for the annual Good Friday Pilgrimage to the El Santuario de Chimayo (El Santuario).

NMDOT met with local emergency response personnel to prepare for this event and crews have been working over the past three weeks to prepare the various routes to El Santuario for pilgrims making the trek this year.

Through

NMDOT Exercising Eminent Domain Over Knights of Columbus Property Paving Way For Roundabout

on April 10, 2017 - 6:51pm

Land at the Knights of Columbus Hall parking lot is among parcels being taken by NMDOT through eminent domain for the proposed highway roundabout project at Trinity Drive and DP Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A hearing on an eminent domain case involving the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Columbian Club of Los Alamos slated for Friday in District Court in Los Alamos has been was canceled.

Community Invited To Maundy Thursday Service

on April 10, 2017 - 5:10pm

Fr. Glenn: Love And Self-Sacrifice

on April 9, 2017 - 6:49am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

As we come to Holy Week—the week which precedes Easter Sunday—there are many events upon which Christians focus: the Last Supper of Jesus with His apostles on Holy Thursday, His Passion (from the Latin “passio”, meaning “suffering”), His death from crucifixion, His entombment, and His resurrection early on Easter Sunday morning. Christians, of course, believe these events to be quite literal and quite historical, and Jesus’ resurrection is the very basis of our hope in life after physical death.

Of course, many don’t

Holy Week Services: Job Of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church

on April 9, 2017 - 6:48am

SPIRITUAL News:

Holy Week Services at Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church, 1319 Trinity Dr.

Divine Liturgy for the Entrance of Christ into Jerusalem

  • Sunday April 9
  • 10 a.m.

HOLY WEEK:

Holy Wednesday

  • April 12
  • Bridegroom Matins
  • 5:30 p.m.

Holy Thursday

  • April 13
  • Liturgy of Saint Basil
  • 9 a.m.

Matins with the 12 Gosples

  • 5:30 p.m.

Great and Holy Friday

  • April 14
  • Royal Hours
  • 9 a.m.

Vespers with the placing of the Plashchanitsa

  • 3 p.m.

Matins with Lamentations

  • 5:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday

  • April 15
  • Divine Liturgy of John Chrysostom
  • 10 a.m.

PASCHAL SERVICE AND DIVINE LITURGY OF SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

  • 11:30 p.m.

History Of The Crucifix At IHM

on April 9, 2017 - 6:45am
The crucifix on the alter at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos. Photo by Elise Lee
 
By RAMON GARCIA
Los Alamos

For more than 2000 years the Roman Catholic Church has had the crucifix—a figure of Jesus crucified on a cross---as the focal point on the altar for believers as we enter our basilicas, cathedrals, shrines, churches, or chapels.

The crucifix is situated near or on the altar, and Catholics “bless themselves” by making a sign of the cross with holy water and bending the knee at the foot of the cross in reverence to Christ.

Pastor Raul Granillo: Save Us, Our King!

on April 9, 2017 - 6:42am
By PASTOR RAUL GRANILLO
La Vista Church
Los Alamos

A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest!”

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”
The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.” (NIV Matthew 21:8-11)

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.

Preparations Underway For Annual Eggstravaganza

on April 8, 2017 - 12:53pm

Texas A & M Muster In Los Alamos Friday April 21

on April 7, 2017 - 8:27am

COMMUNITY News:

The Texas A & M Muster to remember fellow Aggies is 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 21 in Craig Hall at United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

The guest speaker is William H. Brady, M.D. MBA, MPH, MSc, SPHR. Dr. Brady is a physician and health economist with a medical degree from Texas A&M College of Medicine and master’s degrees from the London School of Economics, University of Colorado and the University of Utah. He is on the faculties of Texas A&M College of Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine and the University of Utah.

Dr.

Jewish Community Celebrates Passover

on April 6, 2017 - 5:19pm

Staff Report

Passover this year will be celebrated April 10-18 in the United States and throughout the world.

The first Seder is April 10 after nightfall, and the second Seder is April 11 after nightfall. Passover is celebrated by eating matzah (unleaven bread) and maror (bitter herbs). For the duration of the eight (or seven days in Israel) of Passover, chametz (leaven) is strictly avoided.

What Is Passover?

The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan, April 10-18, 2017.

It commemorates the

TOTH Episcopal Church Holy Week April 9-16

on April 5, 2017 - 4:11pm
Trinity on the Hill  Episcopal Church at 3900 Trinity Dr. Courtesy photo
 
TOTH News:
 
The community is invited to worship with the congregation at Trinity on the Hill  Episcopal Church during Holy Week, April 9-16: 
  • April 9 -- Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist at 9:15 a.m., 6 p.m. Bach Cantata “Aus der tiefen rufe ich” followed by reception;
  • April 11 -- Paschal Meal and Living Last Supper $10, Tuesday at 6 p.m.;
  • April 13 -- Maundy Thursday foot washing and Eucharist at 7 p.m.;
  • April 14 -- Good Friday 7 a.m. Good Friday Proper Liturgy, 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Abe Dispennette Donates To Dr. Zee Benefit Concert

on April 4, 2017 - 11:49am

​Abe Dispennette State Farm donated a leaf from a first edition of  the 1611 King James Pulpit Bible as well as the affidavit of originality to the silent auction, which will be held during the Dr. Zee Benefit concer 5-8 p.m. April 21 at UNM-LA. The concert organizers are grateful to those who have donated to the concert. If interested in donating or volunteering at the event, contact Kaylen Pocaterra at kpocaterra1@gmail.com. Courtesy photo

Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, And New World Identities Symposium

on April 3, 2017 - 9:23pm
 
UNITARIUM CHURCH News:
 
The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos is pleased to present “Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition & New World Identities,” a special lecture-recital on Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) Romanceros, Coplas, & Kantigas, at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 8. 
 
This program was previously presented at the New Mexico History Museum’s Fractured Faiths Symposium, as part of their six-month special exhibit in the fall of 2016.
 
The event features Los Alamos soprano Christina Martos and pianist Debra Ayers performing works by Ofer Ben-Amots, an Israeli-American composer

Second Saturday Sales At Shop On The Corner

on April 2, 2017 - 5:06pm
The Shop on the Corner. Courtesy photo
 
TOTH News:
 
The Shop on the Corner Thrift Store at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will begin having Saturday sales on the second Saturday of each month.
 
The hours will be the same as the Wednesday hours: 8:30 a.m. to noon. The first “Second Saturday Sales” is April 8. The intent is to attract more customers from the local community who might not be able to take advantage of the Wednesday sales.
 
The Shop is in a new space at the Church, where the former Teen Center used to be on the corner of Canyon Road and Diamond Drive.
 

Fr. Glenn: To Judge Or Not To Judge ... That Is The Question

on April 2, 2017 - 6:12am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos
 
As I re-read my column from last week, it sounded a bit pompous. Sorry about that; judgment weakens when you procrastinate and then frantically try to meet a deadline.

Speaking of “judgment”, isn’t that one of our favorite pastimes—to make snap judgments of people … whether it be because of their clothing, their demeanor, their opinions or whatever, thus setting ourselves up as the supreme authority of what is acceptable? We disdain those of lower socio-economic status.

Pastor Granillo: Seeing Light

on April 2, 2017 - 6:05am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock

Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.” John 9:39 (NIV)

Eigengrau is the color that the human brain “sees” when we are in complete darkness. Apparently, it’s a shade of gray instead of black, as I would have expected. Even though no light actually exists, the brain still tells us that we “see” some light.

In a similar manner, cognitive scientists have shown that, in the absence of light, many people actually believe that they can still see their

Marriage Announcement: Chandra Kluk & Jon McDonald

on April 1, 2017 - 7:10am

Chandra Anne Kluk and Jon Peter McDonald wed Aug. 13, 2016 at IHM Church. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Chandra Anne Kluk and Jon Peter McDonald were married Aug. 13, 2016, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Los Alamos. Rev. Glenn Jones of IHM presided over the double-ring ceremony with Deacons John Sutton and John Heal assisting. Brandon Kluk, brother of the bride, and Diana McDonald, sister of the groom, sang “Set me as a Seal” during the lighting of the Unity Candle. 

A reception followed at Cottonwoods on the Green, which included a dinner catered by Pawel and Dorota Listwan,

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