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May 4, 2013

RELIGION BRIEFS: May 4, 2013

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St. George’s Easter service today

St. George Orthodox Church, 1900 S. Fourth St., Terre Haute, is celebrating Holy Week. A Good Friday service was conducted Friday night, with an Easter service at 9 p.m. today and the Agape (Love) Service at noon on Sunday.

The Orthodox Church bases its calculations for the date of Easter on the Julian Calendar, which was in use at the time of the First Ecumenical Synod, thus celebrating Easter at a different time than other Christian churches. The date of the celebration of Easter for western Christians is based the Gregorian Calendar, according to an Orthodox Church news release explaining the variance.

Orthodoxy is the oldest Christian Church in Christendom — the worldwide community of Christians. Orthodoxy is second-largest body in Christendom with 225 million people worldwide, with 6 million in the U.S. and Canada.

The Terre Haute community is invited to join St. George Orthodox Church in the Holy Week services.

Terre Haute

Eva Kor to receive honorary doctorate

Christian Theological Seminary’s board of trustees will present Eva Mozes Kor with an honorary doctorate of public service on May 18 at the Seminary in Indianapolis.

The honor is in recognition of her founding of the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center and her message of forgiveness. Kor will receive her honor during commencement services.

A Holocaust survivor, Kor and her twin Miriam were among the children who endured experiments conducted by Nazi doctors during World War II. In 1984, Ker founded CANDLES, Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Experiments Survivors, choosing the name because she wanted to shed light on the chapter of history. Demonstrating forgiveness, 50 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, Ker publicly forgave Nazi doctor Dr. Hans Munch.

The seminary board of trustees will also present Dr. Allan Aubrey Boesak with an honorary doctorate of divinity and the Rev. Dr. Jane Adams Spahr with an honorary doctorate of ministry.

Terre Haute

Jonah Fish Fry

slated for May 17

Memorial United Methodist Church is hosting a Jonah Fish Fry fundraiser on May 17 to support a youth mission trip to Hinton, N.C.

The dinner, from 4 to 7 p.m., will include fish, beans, slaw, applesauce, home-made desserts coffee and tea, carry-out available.

The cost is $8 for adults at the door, $7 in advance, and $5 for children under 12 years old.

The church is at 2701 Poplar St. For tickets or more information, call 812-234-0776.

Terre Haute

New prayer

ministry begins

A new prayer ministry has started at Grace Community Church.

The site, www.prayfor

youinterrehaute.com, is a place to leave anonymous prayer requests. The church includes people from Illinois and Indiana, and Mike Pringle is their pastor. About half of the church is involved in the prayer ministry.

For more information about the church, visit www.gccth.org.

Terre Haute

Women’s conference coming up Friday

First Baptist Church of North Terre Haute will host the “Refresh” women’s conference on and May 11 at the church on Lafayette Avenue across from Otter Creek Middle School.

The conference speaker will be Lynette Good, a missionary to Berlin and Germany and outreach coordinator of Alabaster Jar, an outreach ministry to prostituted women on the streets of Berlin, primarily trafficked women from Eastern Europe.

Praise and worship will be led by Connie Whitaker.

Conference will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and will continue until lunch Saturday.

The cost of conference is $20.

For more information or to register, visit firstbaptist

north.com or call 812-466-3148.

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