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Local Muslims Celebrate Islamic New Year on Friday

Friday, July 29, 2022 | 5:34 am

Muslims in Pasadena will celebrate Muharram, the start of the new year in the Islamic calendar, with a solemn gathering this Friday.  Sheikh Asim Buyuksoy, Director of Religious Affairs of the Islamic Center of Southern California, will be leading regular dail... More »

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Historic Mount Olive Lutheran Church Could Become Pasadena Landmark

Monday, July 18, 2022 | 5:00 am

The Pasadena Historic Preservation Commission will deliberate Tuesday on an application to declare the Mount Olive Lutheran Church at 1118 N. Allen Ave. as a landmark, pursuant to Pasadena Municipal Code standards.  The agenda for Tuesday’s special meeting of ... More »

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Lake Avenue Church Installs New Senior Pastor

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 | 11:44 am

The Reverend Dr. Mathew P. John is set to be formally installed as the new senior pastor of Pasadena’s Lake Avenue Church on Sunday, May 15, at the 9:30 a.m. service. A reception will follow the service. John is an electrical engineer from India who pursued a ... More »

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Local Christians Celebrate Palm Sunday, As Holy Week Begins

Sunday, April 10, 2022 | 6:24 am

Local churches mark the beginning of Holy Week on Sunday with the first Palm Sunday celebrations since restrictive pandemic health orders were lifted. For Christians, the week preceding Easter Sunday is full of significant events. Known as Holy Week, the week ... More »

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Pasadena Temples Celebrate Purim

Friday, March 18, 2022 | 6:18 am

Both Jewish temples in Pasadena – Chabad of Pasadena and the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center – celebrated Purim, the Festival of Lots, on Wednesday and Thursday, with colorful festivities commemorating the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, an official ... More »

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Local Churches Calling for Aid for Ukraine Relief

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | 12:19 pm

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is asking local parishes to add a special collection over the next two weekends to raise funds for people suffering in war-torn Ukraine. In a letter to all parishes in the Archdiocese, church officials wrote that in light of the ... More »

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Pope Asks For Fasting For Peace on Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 | 10:04 am

Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, which this year is not only the start of the 40-day season of Lent, but also a day of fasting for peace as declared by Pope Francis. The pope appealed to everyone — believers and non-believers alike — to make Wednesday “a day of fas... More »

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Clergy Gather, Offer Prayers for the New Year, Rose Parade

Saturday, January 1, 2022 | 4:50 am

Tournament representatives and Pasadena Police Chief John Perez joined about 60 members of the Clergy Community Coalition on the East Lawn of the Tournament House on Friday afternoon in a unified prayer of hope, joy and peace for the Rose Parade and the coming... More »

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All Saints Postpones Celebration of Life Service for George Regas

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 | 11:45 am

The celebration of life service for former All Saints Church Rector George Regas scheduled to be held in early January has been postponed due to the current pandemic surge. Regas died at age 90 on January 3, 2021. Plans were made at that time to offer a celebr... More »

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Local Pastors to Hold Prayer Vigil on New Year’s Eve

Monday, December 27, 2021 | 6:02 am

Pasadena’s Clergy Community Coalition will hold a prayer vigil on Dec. 31. According to a memo released by the city, the coalition will be praying for the new year. “The Clergy Community Coalition has the permission of the Tournament of Roses to hold a prayer ... More »

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La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Spring Infants Class

Monday, December 20, 2021 | 11:36 am

Register now for LCPC Parent Education’s Spring Infants Class which begins in January for babies born between August 2020-January 2021. Better yet, purchase a gift certificate for the class (for any amount) –and be the most popular person at the baby shower! F... More »