All grieving deserves respect

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Today is, in the liturgical calendar of many churches, All Souls’ Day, the day after All Saints’ Day. The purpose being to honor and to memorialize those who have gone before, to remember the departed who, according to Christian thought, are still with us in spirit. We have many ways […]

Stories shape human existence

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I was rather surprised to overhear recently a comment to the effect that “we do not celebrate Christmas because it is not in the Bible.” The comment was made on the morning of Dec. 24. Today, as most liturgical churches celebrate Epiphany, it seems like a good time to share […]

Local pastors expect large congregations for Easter

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Senior church member Ken Bartley washes the feet of Rector John Rollinson at Thursday’s service at St. James Episcopal on Main Street. The foot washing is a symbol of Jesus washing Peter’s feet at the Last Supper. CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer While most churches in Clovis are […]