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Bowling Green To Have 500+ Acres Hindu Retreat

December 4, 2017

An over 500 acres of serene and vibrant Hindu spiritual retreat has reportedly been planned near Bowling Green in Virginia, which is expected to open in the summer of 2019. Known as Devasya and run by global charitable group International Swaminarayan Satsang Organization, it reportedly plans to spend over $7 million just on improvements of the existing heavily wooded property which has an open-water lake.

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Police Chief To Light City’s Largest Menorah

December 4, 2017

Chanukah -The Festival of Lights- for many of us brings back fond memories of childhood years and serves to renew our sense of identity.  The Chanukah lights provide us with warmth, joy, strength and inspiration. Such is the purpose of a community-wide celebration to be held at The Lyceum in Old Town Alexandria.

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St. Lucy Project Collects A Record 20,000 lbs. Of Food For The Needy

November 21, 2017

On Sunday, Nov. 19, St. Lucy Project, a food distribution project with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, collected an estimated 20,000 lbs. of food.

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Living Homeless

November 15, 2017

On Saturday, Nov. 18, at least 100 people—including high school students—are expected to sleep in boxes outside Good Shepherd Catholic Church in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County.  ‘Homeless for a Night’ campout raises awareness for homelessness.

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First Homeschool Mass For Children In The Catholic Diocese Of Arlington

November 9, 2017

More than 1200 homeschool children and their families packed Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville November 3, for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington’s first ever Mass for Homeschool Children. 

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All Souls Day Mass At Fairfax Memorial Park

November 3, 2017

More than 440 people attended Mass at Fairfax Memorial Park Thursday, Nov. 2, for All Souls Day.

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Alexandria’s Christ Church To Remove Washington, Lee Plaques From Sanctuary

October 31, 2017

The Vestry of Alexandria’s historic Christ Church voted unanimously earlier this month to remove two marble plaques dedicated to the memories of George Washington and Robert E. Lee from the wall of the church’s sanctuary.

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More Than 200 Couples Celebrate Their 25th And 50th Wedding Anniversaries

October 11, 2017

More than 200 couples will attend the annual Marriage Jubilee Mass at Our Lady of Hope Church in Potomac Falls Sunday, Oct. 15, with Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington.

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Mass For Persons With Disabilities

October 6, 2017

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, will celebrate a Mass for people with disabilities Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington

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Blessing Of The Animals

October 6, 2017

More than 300 children and parents with their beloved pets in tow attended the annual Blessing of the Animals at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Alexandria yesterday at 3 p.m. in the school's parking lot.

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