Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A`Week of Observances

This week holds a remarkable confluence of observances important to people of diverse faiths. Click the links for more information.

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins tonight at sundown and is the most solemn day for Jews. It is a day of fasting and prayer as the faithful atone for the sins of the past year'

Millions of Muslims this week are making the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca that each follower of Islam is obligated to make once in a lifetime and is based in part on seeking forgiveness of sins.

For Catholics, the visit of Pope Francis to the United States is an occasion to hear his message to all people.

Lastly, those who observe the turning of the Wheel of the Year will mark the Autumn Equinox. While dear to Pagans, the Auutmn Equinox can have broad spiritual meaning for all.


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