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Thousands of believers from across the city joined a solemn procession over the Brooklyn Bridge on Friday morning for the19th annual Good Friday Way of the Cross procession. … Full Article

Brooklyn Jewish congregations celebrate Purim

Brooklyn Heights
Purim, one of the most festive Jewish holidays of the year, is coming up this weekend, and the holiday is being celebrated by congregations throughout Brooklyn.
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Give It Back! Chabad rejects Putin deal on Jewish archives

Crown Heights
WASHINGTON- A U.S.-based Jewish group is rejecting Russian President Vladimir Putin's suggestion to house a disputed historical collection of books and documents at a Jewish museum in Moscow. They want their books back in Brooklyn. … Full Article

St. Ann and the Holy Trinity begins series on food and the environment

Brooklyn Heights
The Church of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity has begun a “Spirituality and Sustainability” series designed to bring awareness of how to protect the environment and food supply, cook healthy meals and provide nutritious meals to the needy. … Full Article

Wacky subway ride redeemed: 'I'm a man. And I'm a good man. And I'm a gay man and Jesus loves me. Jesus loves me!'

Downtown
Not every subway rider plays ostrich when good taste and personal integrity are thrown to the wind. As a crazed preacher ranted about boobs, male genitalia and how Michael Jackson died because he was gay, one straphanger stood his ground and won applause. … Full Article

Putin: Archive could go to Jewish museum instead of back to Brooklyn

Crown Heights
MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin is suggesting that a vast collection of Jewish books and documents that is the focus of a dispute between Moscow and Washington be given a permanent home in the Russian capital's new Jewish Museum rather than back to its rightful owners in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn Religion Briefs: Renewing marital vows at Maronite Cathedral

Brooklyn Heights
Submitted by Salma Vahdat, Parishioner, Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral
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Brooklyn Religion Briefs: Plymouth Church receives Habitat for Humanity award

Downtown
Plymouth Church has received Habitat for Humanity-NYC’s 2013 Builder Award.
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Milestones in Faith: Brooklyn Oratory marks 25 years serving Downtown

Downtown
The Brooklyn Oratory of St. Philip Neri, celebrating its 25th Anniversary this Sunday, welcomed the Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, as guest homilist last Sunday. The official occasion marked Pontifical Foundation of the Brooklyn Oratory. … Full Article

Brooklyn congregations host blood drives this month

Brooklyn Heights
Two Brooklyn congregations are getting the word out about blood drives coming up within this month.

The Brooklyn Heights Synagogue hosts its blood drive next Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 8 p.m.
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ASH WEDNESDAY: Pope celebrates last public Mass as pontiff

VATICAN CITY — Starting his public farewell to his flock, a weary Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his final public Mass as pontiff, presiding over Ash Wednesday services hours after a bittersweet audience that produced the extraordinary scene of the pope explaining his de … Full Article

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