Weekly News and Programs 2.26.20
Soul Food Gospel Fest
Soul Food Gospel Fest
Saturday, February 29, 3:00 p.m., Emory Student Center, Multipurpose Room 4
Emory's Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir presents Soul Food Gospel Fest in celebration of Black History Month. Join us for Soul food, Black history, and music for only $5 at the door.
Join the Facebook event here. Sponsored by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.
Join the Facebook Event Here
Emory University Spiritual and Religious Student Leader Dinner
Looking Back on the Dean's Dinner with Student Spiritual and Religious Organization Leaders
Monday, February 24, 2020, Convocation Hall
On Monday, February 24, spiritual and religious student leaders joined The Rev. Greg McGonigle, newly appointed Dean of Religious Life, and other university spiritual and religious life staff, for a special dinner in Convocation Hall, the site of the original Emory Atlanta campus chapel.
Students were able to network with other leaders and help vision for the next chapter of spiritual life at Emory. Dean McGonigle shared current and upcoming priorities, and students shared experiences of spiritual life at Emory and offered input for our strategic planning.
Photos courtesy of Mr. Tom Brodnax, 65Ox, 68C.
See the rest of the Facebook album here.
View More Photos Here
Scenes from Interfaith Dinner Coalition Series
Spring into Faith
Seeking to build interreligious community and solidarity this spring, Emory alumna Zoe Robbin and senior Mariam Hassoun came together and applied for grants to coordinate an Interfaith Coalition Dinner Series, in cooperation with the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. Five dinners are planned, organized by several of Emory's spiritual student organizations and open to all.
The series began on Wednesday, February 19 with the Muslim Students Association's “Spring into Faith” educational event about spring religious holidays, with tables representing Emory Hillel, the Emory Catholic Students Union, the Emory Hindu Students Association, and others. 
Interfaith Dinner Coalition Series: Akbar's Court
On Friday, February 21, the Emory Hindu Students Association sponsored an Akbar’s Court Interfaith Dinner Discussion with delicious South Asian food and provocative questions that allowed participants to engage about their experiences with faith and religion.
Three other great events are coming up in this series, building interfaith solidarity as we head into spring semester, sponsored by Good Vibes, the Bayit and Emory Hillel, and Bread Coffehouse. All are welcome.
Interfaith Coalition Dinner Series
Interfaith Coalition Dinner Series
February 2020
The Interfaith Coalition Dinner Series (ICDS) is a series of five dinners, each organized and planned by a different faith community on Emory's campus. Students who attend two or more dinners will qualify to receive a participation gift.
RSVP to the dinner(s) of your choice using this form
  • Compassion at Emory - Sponsored by Good Vibe Tribe
    Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel 106

  • Head Coverings: Different Traditions or One Notion? - Sponsored by the Bayit and Hillel
    Friday, February 28, 6:30 p.m., Emory Hillel 

  • Contemporary Moral Issues and Christianity - Sponsored by Bread Coffeehouse
    Monday, March 2, 7:00 p.m., Bread Coffeehouse
RSVP for the events here.
Join the Facebook event here
Sponsored by Mariam Hassoun, Zoe Robbin, the partner organizations listed above, and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. 
Seniors, Participate in Multifaith Baccalaureate Ceremony 2020
Multifaith Baccalaureate Ceremony for the Class of 2020
Friday, May 8, 2020, 4:30 p.m., Cannon Chapel
Baccalaureate is a unique Emory Commencement tradition for celebrating the academic and personal growth of the graduating class and for sending your class into the world with the blessings of music, prayers, and inspiring reflections.
This year’s Multifaith Baccalaureate Ceremony will be led by the Class of 2020 and will celebrate the extraordinary gifts you have contributed to Emory. This multifaith and multicultural celebration is a time of thanksgiving for those who have imparted wisdom, nurtured creativity, and fostered personal discovery and growth here. Following the ceremony, there will be a reception in Brooks Commons. Please click here to RSVP for the ceremony and reception.
As Commencement approaches, we look forward to celebrating each of you and with the whole Class of 2020. If you have any questions, please email the Associate Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life The Reverend Lisa Garvin at lisa.garvin@emory.edu or religiouslife@emory.edu.
Call for Baccalaureate Service Speakers and Performers
As a graduating senior, you are invited to contribute to this year’s Multifaith Baccalaureate Ceremony by offering your personal reflections, music, dance, art, or other expressions of growth and celebration.
Please notify us of your interest in contributing to the ceremony using the form below by Tuesday, March 31.

Personal Reflections: Three to four graduates will offer brief remarks reflecting on their Emory experience – moments of transformation and ways they have grown academically and personally. To be considered for one of these reflections, please submit your written reflections (max. 750 words) using the form. 

Artistic Reflections: The ceremony will include music, dance, spoken word, and other artistic expressions. Individuals and groups are encouraged to participate. Please submit a brief video of your work using the form.
Apply to Offer an Artistic or Personal Reflection Here
Upcoming Spiritual Life Programs
Faith and Order: Vocation at the Intersection of Law, Religion, and Race 
Thursday, February 27, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Emory University School of Law, Gambrell Hall, 1301 Clifton Road, Room 5C
Join us for lunch and conversation with Dr. Audra Savage as we explore the connection between faith and vocation. Dr. Savage is a Senior Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion. Her work examines the law’s effect on the rights of racial and religious minorities, engaging several different fields of study. Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of law and religion, law and race, and corporate theory. Dr. Savage has committed her work to researching and teaching on the rights of religious and racial minorities. Through her career and her journey we have a unique opportunity to learn about the complexities of life and the living out of virtues in the legal and civic worlds.
RSVP for lunch below.
Sponsored by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. For more information, please contact Assistant Chaplain The Rev. Kevin Crawford at kevin.crawford@emory.edu.
RSVP for Off The Record Lunch Here
Guided Meditation and Discussion
Thursday, February 27, 6:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel Sanctuary (top floor)
Emory Buddhist Club is pleased to welcome back Geshe Namgyal Dadul. Geshe Dadul-la is a Tibetan Buddhist monk who serves on the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative and is a well-regarded scholar and translator of Tibetan Buddhism. Anyone is welcome to join. Snacks and tea social follows in the basement room 106.
To Emory Undergraduate Students: This Thursday, EBC will be holding Executive Board Elections. After the meditation and discussion, elections will be held during the tea/snacks session downstairs. If you are interested in being a part of the Executive Board (President, Secretary, or Treasurer), please reach out to Lacey Campbell (lacey.campbell@emory.edu). After the meeting on Thursday, all candidates will be expected to introduce themselves and provide a synopsis of why they believe they should be a part of the Executive Board. Voting will follow.
For more information, please click here.
Catholic Center Quaero ("I Seek") Discussion Group
Thursday, February 27, 6:00 p.m., University Catholic Center
Join us for Lent-themed discussion sessions about topics relevant to living our faith during our 40 days of repentance and sacrifice. Our first session will be all about prayer. For more information, please click here. Sponsored by the University Catholic Center. 
Islamic Awareness Month: MSA Karaoke and Game Night (Last event)
Thursday, February 27, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Raoul Lobby
Emory Muslim Students Association invites you to celebrate Islamic Awareness Month with us. We will be focusing on unity with in our Emory Muslim community, our campus community, the greater Atlanta community, and the interreligious community on campus. It is our hope that you come, enjoy, and learn at our last event, Karaoke and Game Night, on Thursday night in Raoul Lobby. Thank you.
For more information, please go to the Emory MSA Facebook page here or contact MSA President Hayat Geresu at hayat.geresu@emory.edu
Muslim Call to Prayer from Cox Hall
You may have noticed the Muslim call to prayer (adhan) recited from the Cox Hall carillon on Fridays after the 1:45 p.m. chimes in the month of February, which is Islamic Awareness Month at Emory. It has been a tradition for several decades at Emory during Islamic Awareness Month and the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to play the call to prayer on Fridays, which is the Muslim day for communal midday prayer (Jumu'ah). The call to prayer is a general statement of Islamic belief and a summons to communal prayer. Traditionally, it is recited from mosque minarets five times per day to call Muslims to obligatory prayers. On Friday afternoons at Emory, it is followed immediately by communal prayer, a sermon, and a time for fellowship in Cannon Chapel. All are welcome.
International Student Coffee Hour Lunch
Friday, February 28, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Cannon Chapel, Brooks Commons
Hosted by the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and International Student and Scholar Services, International Student Coffee Hour takes place every Friday during the academic year from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Cannon Chapel's Brooks Commons.
Each week a different campus resource office hosts the "coffee hour" by providing a free lunch for international students, and students can meet one another, learn about resources, and network. For more information, please email religiouslife@emory.edu.
HSA Carlos Museum Trip
Friday, February 28, 4:50-6:00 p.m., Carlos Museum
Check out the Carlos Museum Hindu Gods Exhibit with Emory Hindu Students Association. This Friday, meet outside Cannon Chapel at 4:50 p.m. Join the Facebook event here.
Catholic Fellowship and Adoration Night
Friday, February 28, 5:30 p.m., University Catholic Center
The Catholic Fellowship and Adoration Night is a student-led small group focused on growing in faith and experiencing Christ's presence in our lives. We meet at the University Catholic Center every Friday at 5:30 p.m. during the school year. While our primary attendance is composed of students, everyone is welcome. To join the Facebook event, please click here
Interfaith Shabbat 
February 28, Services - 6:30 p.m., Dinner - 7:30 p.m., Emory Hillel 
Please come join us for our first annual Interfaith Shabbat, part of the Interfaith Coalition Dinner Series. There will be great conversation with lots of different figures from Emory's interfaith community and delicious food. Hope to see you there. To join the Facebook event, please click here.
Catholic Community MedShare Service Project
Saturday, February 29, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., University Catholic Center 
Our service event is this Saturday at MedShare, an organization that collects surplus medical supplies from local hospitals and distributes them to hospitals in developing countries as well as the Greater Atlanta Area free clinics that treat low income and uninsured members of our community. CSU has been allotted 10 spots for reservation. Please fill out this google form to RSVP and share with your friends.
We will be sorting medical supplies to help improve global health. More details about how to register are included in the form, and you will receive an email with more information about logistics once you sign up. To join the Facebook Group, please click here.
Beloved Community: Protestant Worship at Emory
Sunday, March 1, 11:00 a.m., Cannon Chapel
Beloved Community gathers on Sunday mornings in Cannon Chapel during the academic year. The service is ecumenical and planned especially for the campus coimmunity with a variety of preachers and worship experiences. Preachers include Emory chaplains and interns, faculty members, and distinguished guests from the U.S. and beyond.
Preaching Sunday, March 1, 2020: Christy Eubank, Intern, Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life
UKirk Atlanta February Worship
Sunday, March 1, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Emory Presbyterian Church
UKirk Atlanta is excited to start a monthly evening worship service for all students and college age persons in the Atlanta area. We will gather for worship together, with song, prayer, scripture, a sermon/lesson and celebrate at table with communion. This month, Ministry Intern Mary Kate McAlister will be preaching on "Sabbath Rest." We hope you can come and please bring friends. Join the Facebook event here.
Holy Club Lunch Meeting (United Methodist Chaplaincy)
Tuesday, March 3, 12:00 p.m., Dobbs Common Table
If you are searching for meaningful connections with people to check in, breathe easy, and explore how it is with your soul join us for lunch on Tuesdays at noon in the Dobbs Common Table. Throwing back to Methodism’s founder John Wesley’s days at Oxford, the first Methodist student org, “The Holy Club”, began in 1729. Join us at lunch for warm food, warm hearts, good friendship, and a chance to explore life’s many directions and the longings of our souls as we journey life together. We will meet at the entrance to the DCT. To express interest, and receive more information, please contact Assistant Chaplain The Reverend Kevin Crawford at kevin.crawford@emory.edu.
Hillel Sushi Tasty Tuesday
Tuesday, March 3, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Emory Hillel
We are rolling out all the favorites for our last Tasty Tuesday before spring break. Come have an assortment of Sushi, Fried Rice, Edamame, Veggie Dumplings, and great company with Emory Hillel. We can't wait to see you. Join the Facebook event here
Hillel Hamentashen Bake
Thursday, March 5, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Few Demo Kitchen
Its almost Purim--and that means delicious Hamentashen and fun times. Join Emory Hillel on the evening of March 5 for a good old fashioned Hamentashen Bake. We will have all the classic flavors, and zip lock bags so you can take some home for later. See the Facebook event here.
March First Friday Dinner - Emory Graduate Christian Fellowship
Friday, March 6, 7:00 p.m., Brooks Common, Cannon Chapel
Save the date for GCF's monthly First Friday dinner, which will be on March 6. Stay tuned for more information next week, and spread the word.
Emory Graduate Christian Fellowship is a grad student community experiencing God’s grace through Jesus and inviting people from all programs and cultures at Emory to join us in following Him. Everyone is welcome at our events, whatever your background, religious beliefs or program of study. GCF is an affiliate chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA.
If you have any events or information you would like to share with other GCFers, please send those to gcfemory@gmail.com.
Riyaaz Qawwali Concert
Riyaaz Qawwali Concert at Cannon Chapel
Saturday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., Cannon Chapel, Emory University
Join Emory University Spiritual and Religious Life as we welcome the music ensemble Riyaaz Qawwali. Riyaaz performs the gripping musical style called Qawwali as they spread the power of devotional song in South Asia from Islam and a diversity of religions.
Riyaaz shares Qawwali with new audiences while paying homage to this music tradition that has been refined over 700 years and includes sonic elements that are unique to South Asian music. Riyaaz sings poetry from famous South Asian authors from various religious and linguistic backgrounds to convey a universal message of love and surrender. Riyaaz weaves together multiple languages, including Gujarati, Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, and Urdu. Join the Facebook event here
All are welcome. No tickets necessary. For more information, please contact Associate Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life The Rev. Lisa Garvin at Lisa.Garvin@emory.edu.
Sponsored by the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, with the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, South Asia Seminar, Department of Music, Department
of Religion, Emory College Center for Creativity and Arts David Goldwasser Series in Religion and the Arts, and Hightower Fund.
Mitzvah Day
Mitzvah Day
Sunday, March 22, 2:00-5:00 p.m., Oxford College of Emory University
This year Oxford College is coming together to create a new campus initiative called Mitzvah Day (Good Deed Day). Mitzvah Day will be a huge, fun, and exciting event held on Sunday, March 22. Throughout the day there will be events on the quad hosted by different clubs, volunteer opportunities, and food trucks - yummy. 
Join the Facebook event here
Methodist Chaplaincy Spotlight
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, in partnership with The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Candler School of Theology, will welcome 30 high school sophomores and juniors to campus for a college tour as a part of the United Methodist Commission annual Campus Crawl program.
When they arrive they will explore what it means to follow their dreams of career and vocation while growing their faith in the multi-religious and pluralistic context that is this campus. To learn more about Campus Crawl, please click here
Campus Crawl
Off Campus Programs
City of Atlanta Day of Religious Pluralism
Thursday, March 19, Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design
The day will bring together leaders from Atlanta’s diverse faith and civic communities to connect on our shared values and ethics, seek unique perspectives, and engage in conversations over a Civic Dinner to spark change for a stronger Atlanta. 
As part of this event, we are looking to display artwork that centers around this year’s theme: Our Shared Planet. This includes art that speaks to the value of pluralism, sustainability, centers around the earth and its ecosystems, and/or art that is created with sustainable materials. Selected works will be put on display in the Kendeda Building on the day of the event. For more information, please click here. Co-sponsored by the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.
Partner Programs
Transcendent Dieties Exhibit at the Carlos - Raja Ravi Varma
Gallery Talk at the Carlos Museum: Raja Ravi Varma Press
Thursday, February 27, 7:30 p.m., Transcendent Deities Exhibition Galleries
Born in Travancore, India, in 1848, Raja Ravi Varma achieved fame for his oil portraits of regional aristocracy and subjects from Hindu epics that combined Indian imagery with a European academic style of painting. But it was his recognition of the potential of chromolithography to make his images available to a wider public that ensured his legacy.
Andy Rotman, Professor of Religion and South Asian Studies at Smith College, who studies and collects prints by the Raja Ravi Varma Press, will lead visitors through Varma’s prints in the exhibition Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine, focusing on the ways in which the pervasive reach of his prints shaped the visual vernacular of 20th century India.
This program is free and open to the public. Space is limited and online registration is required.
It is held in conjunction with the exhibition Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine, on view at the Carlos through May 17.
Student Studio at the Carlos Museum
Friday, February 28, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Thalia N. Carlos Education Center - Plaza Level
Make art. Have fun. Relax. The Carlos Museum hosts monthly drop-in art making sessions for Emory students. Drop by, take a break, make art. Be inspired by the fabrics, embroidery, sequins, and beads that adorn chromolithogric images of Hindu gods and goddesses by Raja Ravi Varma in the exhibition Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine, then embellish your own Varma-inspired image of an elephant. Student Studio events and the Carlos Museum are always free to students. For more information about the exhibition, please click here.
Active Minds Meditation and Mental Health GBM
Monday, March 2, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Cannon Chapel 106
Join us in a group meditation and discussion about mental health. Join the Facebook event here and RSVP here. Sponsored by Active Minds at Emory. 

The Sweet Requiem
The Sweet Requiem
Monday, March 2, 7:00-9:00 p.m., White Hall 206
Please join us for the Atlanta premier of this award-winning Tibetan film followed by Q & A with directors Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam.When a young, exile Tibetan woman unexpectedly sees a man from her past, long suppressed memories of her traumatic escape across the Himalayas are reignited and she is propelled ona search for reconciliation and closure. Free event. 
For more information, contact Emiaya Rogers at emiaya.rogers@emory.edu.
Learning from #MeToo/ChurchToo: What's Next? Intersectionality, Solidarity, and the Catholic Church
Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., Candler School of Theology Room 252
In recent years the #metoo and #churchtoo movements have emerged online to highlight the ubiquity of sexual abuse and harassment in secular and sacred institutions. The importance of these movements in making visible the price of patriarchal and misogynistic social structures cannot be underestimated, and they have laid bare the ways in which women are silenced, policed, and abused in everyday life. The movements' outcomes have not been merely negative, however. In them, Catholics who continue to weather the sexual abuse crisis in their own church, can find paths toward renewed solidarity and allyship, intersectional activism and reflection, and a church that strives to be a sacrament of God's reign. The event is free, but please register here.
Caminemos con Jesús: An Evening of Story and Song
Wednesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m., Cannon Chapel
Join us for an evening of story and song celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Roberto Goizueta’s seminal work Caminemos con Jesús and the release of Tony Alonso’s new collection of Cuban liturgical music by the same name. Featuring spoken reflections in English and Spanish from Roberto Goizueta and Natalia Imperatori-Lee and music by Tony Alonso and friends, this will be an inspiring evening for all in their daily walk – and dance – with Jesus. Register here. Sponsored by the Aquinas Center At Candler School of Theology. 
Opportunities and Resources
GNTV Media Ministry Summer Internship
Application deadline: March 1
GNTV Media Ministry is in need of Summer Interns to work in our media ministry. GNTV Media Ministry is a United Methodist related, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) audio-visual production ministry that is looking for summer interns for 2020. GNTV prefers that applicants should have background in one or more of the following: audio production, sound reinforcement, video image magnification, video capture, video editing, or presentation graphics.
These positions include a significant amount of travel. GNTV provide support for approximately 30 events during a typical summer, at venue across the United States. Responsibilities include loading and unloading equipment prior to and following events, set up and running equipment at events, supporting our partners programs, and various post-production duties for video and audio distribution.
For more information, please click here.
Call for Volunteers: MIST Event: April 10-12, Georgia State University
Application deadline: March 14
MIST (Muslim Interscholastic Tournament of Atlanta) is recruiting volunteers from various backgrounds to assist in co-leading a 3-day weekend tournament in the Metro Atlanta area. The program’s goal is to bring high school students together from around the nation to develop skills such as leadership, communication, and creativity in order to develop a strong, confident personal identity. MIST volunteers will work with the social media teams, assist with running competitions, work with the experience team in creating a fun environment, organizing logistics, and more. Volunteers will gain leadership skills that they may add to their own resumes as well. Representatives from various universities can spread their school spirit and encourage high school students to apply. For more information, MIST Atlanta is hosting a social at Chipotle in Midtown on March 2 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Apply to volunteer by March 14 at: www.tinyurl.com/atlmistmaker2020.
Catholic Student Union Leadership Positions
Positions for head of the Catholic Student Union's Publicity or Fundraising committees are now open We would love to work with you and see your talents in action. Complete the application here.
Weekly Gatherings
See below for weekly religious and philosophical gatherings that take place in Cannon Chapel. All are welcome. With questions, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu. On our website, we also feature the gatherings of Emory's many religious and philosophical student organizations. More information is available here.
Worship and Spiritual Practice
Spring Religious Holidays: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim
The Spring 2020 semester contains a number of religious holidays, which many Emory students, staff, and faculty will be observing in different ways. Below are some helpful dates to be aware of if you are scheduling coursework, meetings, etc.:
  • Wednesday, February 26 is Ash Wednesday for Western Christians, who may practice fasting and attend special liturgies that day, as they may throughout the season of Lent which follows through Holy Week.
  • Sunday, April 5 through Saturday, April 11 is Holy Week for Western Christians, who may partake of additional liturgies during that week.  
  • Sundown Wednesday, April 8 through sundown Saturday, April 11 and sundown Tuesday, April 14 through sundown Thursday, April 16 is Passover. Observing Jews may choose to refrain from usual daily activities, the use of electricity. If they have assignments or exams during these days, they may seek to reschedule them.
  • Friday, April 10 is Good Friday for Western Christians, who may practice fasting and attend special liturgies.
  • Sunday, April 12 is Western Christian Easter 
  • Sunday, April 19 is Orthodox Christian Easter
  • This year the Muslim holy month of Ramadan will be observed from April 23 to May 23. During Ramadan, observing Muslims fast from all food and drink from sunrise to sunset. The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL) encourages the Emory community to be aware of students, faculty, staff, and other community members who will be observing Ramandan. This year, Ramandan will overlap with the last days of classes, with final exams, and commencement day.
Students are asked to notify their faculty members if they will need academic accommodations for religious observance, and faculty are asked to develop reasonable accommodations for students to observe. If support is needed, students and faculty may contact their academic deans or the OSRL.
More information about Jewish and Christian observances will be shared as they approach. In addition, there will be campus Ramadan Iftar Prayers and Dinners each night from April 23 until commencement.

With questions or for additional support, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu
Upcoming Religious Holidays and Festivals 
These events are drawn from the multifaith calendar maintained by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Harvard Divinity School. To see more upcoming religious holidays and festivals, please click here.
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Tradition: Christianity-Protestant, Christianity-Roman Catholic
A special day of repentance observed by Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians to mark the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period (excluding Sundays) of prayer, repentance, and self-denial preceding Easter. The name derives from the practice of marking of the faithful with ashes to signify penitence.
Nineteen Day Fast
Saturday, February 29, 2020 – Thursday, March 19, 2020
Tradition: Baha'i
A designated 19-day period of fasting each year immediately before the Bahá’í New Year. The fasting is seen as a period of spiritual preparation and regeneration for the new year ahead.
Great Lent
Monday, March 2, 2020 – Saturday, April 18, 2020
Tradition: Christianity-Orthodox
In Orthodox churches, the first day of Lent marks the beginning of the Great Fast, the final six weeks of a 10-week period leading up to Holy Week and Easter (Pascha). In the churches that follow the Gregorian calendar, Lent is a six-week observance (40 days excluding Sundays) beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending with Holy Week. The repentance and sacrifice is in preparaiton for Easter.
Emory OSRL Enews is published weekly during term by the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life covering Atlanta-campus programs. For Oxford College spiritual life, please click here. To submit information or to update your preferences, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu.
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