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03 April

Easter Sunday and the history behind the celebrations Celebrated throughout the Christian world, Easter Sunday commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It also marks the end of Lent, a period of prayer and penance. Many customs and traditions are associated with Easter, a feast that’s central to Christian belief. Surprisingly though, a few of them […]

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26 March

Palm Sunday: Beginning the week that changed the course of history Occurring on the Sunday before Easter, Palm Sunday is the feast that begins Holy Week. It is the most sacred period of the liturgical calendar and is the culmination of Lent. The Holy Week itself ends with the Paschal Triduum- three days commencing from […]

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17 February

Ash Wednesday: All you need to know about the first day of Lent Originally observed for 36 days, the period of Lent was extended to 40 to be in imitation of the fast by Jesus in the desert. This was achieved by adding the four days, commencing from Ash Wednesday to the Lenten calendar. Traditionally, […]

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04 November

Church Music: A talk on the history of Sacred Music by Michael Peria We are glad to announce the 7th Pilgrim Stays Facebook Live on Sacred Music in the Catholic Church was conducted on Saturday, 7th November 2020 at 7.30 pm India Time. The webinar was streamed live on our Facebook page and YouTube Channel. […]

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11 September

Monthi Fest: The Sixth Pilgrim Stays Webinar Streamed live Tuesday, 8 September 2020 on Facebook and You Tube The video can be viewed here: A special feature on the Nativity was created by our team: Sixth in our series of webinars, this was a virtual celebration of the traditional Monthi Saibinnichem Fest, conducted jointly with […]

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10 September

The Church in Mumbai: The Fifth Pilgrim Stays Webinar Streamed live Saturday, 5 September 2020 on Facebook and You Tube The video can be viewed here: This is the slideshow presented at the event: Dr Fleur D’Souza, a well known historian and media personality was kind enough to present the 5th Pilgrim Stays Webinar. Dr […]

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06 August

Christianity in Kerala: The Fourth Pilgrim Stays Webinar Streamed live Saturday, 1 August 2020 on Facebook and You Tube The video can be viewed here: This is the slide show presented at the event: For long, the origins of Christianity in Kerala have been the subject of intense debate. Scholars have presented conflicting viewpoints, each […]

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24 July

Christianity in Goa: The Third Pilgrim Stays Webinar Streamed live on Facebook and You Tube For its third Webinar on 19th July 2020, Pilgrim Stays hosted two eminent personalities: Frederick Noronha, a journalist and publisher based out of Goa and Alan Machado Prabhu, noted historian and well known author. After having covered two of Christianity’s […]

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09 July

Widely considered as the birthplace of the European Renaissance, Florence in Italy is a city that showcases human achievement in the finer arts more than any city on earth. Renowned across the world for masterpieces such as the Tondo Doni and David by Michelangelo or the Madonna del Cardellino by Raphael, Florence is a veritable […]

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06 July

The Birthplace of Jesus “It is better to see and experience something once, than to hear about it a thousand times.” — Anonymous Bethlehem is synonymous with the birth of Jesus, a personality who changed forever the course of history, and indeed mankind itself. The inspiration drawn from his life and teachings has enriched humanity […]

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