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TWO FAITHS, TWO TRADITIONS


March 28. 2013 11:43PM
Two religious feasts were observed throughout the Wyoming Valley and beyond on Thursday. At top, Pat Reeder washes the feet of the Rev. Cheryl Cavalari during the Maundy Thursday Service at the Shavertown United Methodist Church. Also called Holy Thursday, the Christian observance falls in the week preceding Easter Sunday and commemorates Jesus

Two religious feasts were observed throughout the Wyoming Valley and beyond on Thursday. At top, Pat Reeder washes the feet of the Rev. Cheryl Cavalari during the Maundy Thursday Service at the Shavertown United Methodist Church. Also called Holy Thursday, the Christian observance falls in the week preceding Easter Sunday and commemorates Jesus’ last supper with his apostles. At right, Sam Greenberg settles in for a Passover lunch at the Jewish Community Center of Wyoming Valley in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday. The Passover meal was served with no leavened bread or food with leavening agents. Guests were served roast chicken, roast potatoes, vegetables, fruit and matzah wafers.Passover is the Jewish feast commemorating the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt.




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