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Celebrating Christmas in January

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While many Christians across the world celebrated Christmas this week on Dec. 25, some Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrated Christmas on Jan. 7.

Catholics and Protestants, the two largest groups in Western Christianity, use the Gregorian calendar, which is also common for civil purposes. Eastern Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar, which celebrates the same holidays 13 days later.

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How can you hate me?

 

10580230 10203559949373959 2236915944904062630 nHow can you hate me when you don’t even know me? That question, asked by local musician and civil rights activist Daryl Davis rings hard in the ears this Holiday season.
Which holiday season? Hanukkah and Christmas run concurrently this year. Ramadan was back in June and July while Mawlid is celebrated in December. Kwanzaa is also celebrated this month. And the big daddy Christmas is neigh upon us.

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Have yourself a merry little CIA Christmas!

ciaI think as Christmas and the season of giving is upon us it would behoove us to make the most of the recent revelations from a Senate investigative committee regarding the torturing of prisoners by the CIA.This handy little “How to Book” with an executive summary of some 500 pages should be a wakeup call for all of us as we embrace the season of peace and joy.
For as the Bible tells us: A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.

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Local groups bring holiday cheer to children and families

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christmas presents wrappedMany disadvantaged people will receive holiday cheer this season thanks to the efforts of several organizations to collect and distribute toys and other needed products.

The City of Rockville’s Holiday Drive began in October and provided several local families with supplies for Thanksgiving dinner. This Saturday, the city will conduct its main distribution of toys to be given as holiday gifts.

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A wild and wacky world

PencilPaperThe middle-aged football fan smiled as he approached the group of revelers gathered outside of FedEx Field for the latest Washington Redskins home game.

“This is my first tailgating party in my life,” he told a welcoming group of partiers who handed him a beer, some barbecue and greeted him with great rhythm and blues and a humorous disc jockey.

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