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  • Ash Wednesday marks beginning of Lent Play Video

    February 10, 2016 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Many Christians are heading to mass today to celebrate the beginning of Lent. Churches throughout the capital area will be holding Ash Wednesday services all day long. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season. During the holy day, it's tradition for Christians to receive an ashen... more »
  • People downtown asking: Got Ashes?

    February 18, 2015 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the First United Methodist Church hit the streets of Baton Rouge to commemorate Ash Wednesday by bringing ashes to people in the downtown area. Part of an outreach called "Got Ashes?", church members marked interested people with the sign of the cross on their... more »
  • Mardi Gras revelers trade beads for ashes Play Video

    February 18, 2015 7:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today marks the beginning of the Lenten season. Faithful Mardi Gras revelers are hanging up their beads and heading to church . The ashes come from blessed palm branches from the last Palm Sunday. Hundreds of faithful will fill churches to receive the ashes in the... more »
  • Mardi Gras ends: Last revelers sent home, trash swept up

    February 18, 2015 3:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mardi Gras 2015 is officially over. At the stroke of midnight, New Orleans police on horseback cleared out the French Quarter's last tipsy revelers, closing out "Carnival" season. After the last Mardi Gras parade, city crews were sweeping up mounds of trash and plastic beads strewn across... more »

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