Religion

Sheikh Moussa Dremmeh Mourns 7 Kids Lost in Midwood Fire

In response to the tragic house fire in Midwood, Brooklyn that took the lives of seven Orthodox children, Bronx Muslim leader (and Bronx Chronicle contributor) Sheikh Moussa Dremmeh of Parkchester shared his thoughts and prayers. From God we came, to […]

by · March 22, 2015 · Local News, Religion
Easter Festivities Begin In Rome

Easter Festivities Begin In Rome

CHIAVARI, Italy – For the past few days the Italian television airwaves have been taken over by the religious Easter festivities in Rome. Here in Italy the celebrations officially start on Holy Thursday with the Mass of Chrism, (holy anointing oil).  […]

by · March 15, 2015 · Faith, Religion
Elected Officials Mourn The Passing of Cardinal Egan

Elected Officials Mourn The Passing of Cardinal Egan

Statement of Governor Andrew Cuomo “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Edward Cardinal Egan. Throughout his life, Cardinal Egan encouraged others to devote themselves to the greater good. His thoughtful and compassionate stewardship helped New Yorkers […]

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Purim: The Holiday Commemorating Victory Over Evil By A Female: Queen Esther

Throughout the Bronx, many Jewish people have started to celebrate the holiday of Purim. The night of March 4th starts the Jewish holiday and I would like to share a little information on what this holiday is about. Purim commemorates […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Holidays, Religion
Muslim Holidays Added To NYC School Calendar

Muslim Holidays Added To NYC School Calendar

City schools to recognize Muslim Holidays (New York NY) In a morning announcement, Mayor de Blasio fulfilled a campaign promise by adding two Muslim Holidays — Eid al-Adha & Eid al-Fitr — to the New York City public schools calendar. This shift […]

by · March 4, 2015 · Cultures, Faith, Government, News, Religion
Carnival in Rio: The Beginning of Lent

Carnival in Rio: The Beginning of Lent

This year, I am in Rio de Janeiro as Christians around the world begin the season of Lent and await Easter which occurs on April 5. Lent is a period of sadness and reflection. To me. it is very similar to […]

Among those attending the rally for unity and peace and understanding are John Marano and Silvio Mazella

In the Bronx the Silent Majority Prays for Peace and Sparks Plans for a Future March

As the sun set over Pelham Parkway on January 16th, a unity rally for peace and understanding took place. As the sun continued to disappear in the sky, the Jewish Sabbath began, the Muslim Day of Rest was ending and […]

by · January 18, 2015 · Editorials, Local Events, Religion
The lighting of the candles. Hon. Joe McManus, judge Larry Schachner, Rabbi Israel Greenberg, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Lewis Goldstein, Councilman Andy Cohen, Aurelia Greene, Arlene Salman, judge Barry Salman, Judge Mitch Danziger and Hon. Amir Sagie

Chanukah Celebrations Continue with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

On December 18th, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual celebration of the holiday of miracles: Chanukah. As in the past, the Borough President stressed the importance of ecumenicalism and diversity in the borough of The Bronx. Students […]

by · December 19, 2014 · Cultures, Holidays, Local News, Religion
The Menorah on City Island

The Bronx Celebrates The First Night of Chanukah

At sundown on December 16th the celebratory holiday of Chanukah began throughout the world. In the Bronx, Menorahs were lit in many households and in many communities in The Bronx. Elected officials, community residents, and community leaders of all religions, […]

Happy Chanukah from The Bronx Chronicle 2014

Happy Chanukah from The Bronx Chronicle 2014

The Bronx Chronicle would like to wish our Jewish friends & neighbors a happy and festive Chanukah!  

by · December 17, 2014 · Cultures, Holidays, Religion
CB12 News n’ Views : ‘Tis the Season

CB12 News n’ Views : ‘Tis the Season

by Father Richard F. Gorman, Chairman, CB #12 “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”  These legendary words of the celebrated author, Charles Dickens, the initial ones of his renowned novel, A TALE OF TWO CITIES, […]

by · December 17, 2014 · Cultures, Editorials, Holidays, Religion
Rabbi Kleinbaum with her life partner Randi Weingarten just prior to they're arrest for protecting social injustice.

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum: A Voice for Justice

I am extremely proud of my Rabbi, Sharon Kleinbaum. On Thursday night she, three other Rabbis and many other Jewish leaders joined in protesting the death of Eric Garner, and condemning a system of justice which needs to be fixed and […]

by · December 6, 2014 · Editorials, Ethics, Local News, Religion
Dr Alagappa Alagappan The founder of Hindu temples in the United States and India. A man of inspiration.

A Eulogy to a Friend’s Father: Dr. Alagappa Alagappan

In late October, Dr. Alagappa Alagappan, the father of my friend Meena Alagappan, passed away. This man represented all that is good on this planet and the need for a humane, loving, ecumenical and humanitarian world. Unfortunately, I never got […]

by · December 2, 2014 · Bronx Personalities, Religion
Iglesia Emmanuel’s Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner

Iglesia Emmanuel’s Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner

By Contributor Cole Rosengren Pastor Johnny Mercado used his special recipe to cook the turkey for Iglesia Emmanuel’s fourth annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner, but didn’t have a chance to eat any of it. He was too busy preparing for one of the […]

St. Ann's Church in Norwood

Bronx Church Closings & The Voice of Morality!

Across the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan recently announced how scores of parishes would be affected by the largest reorganization in the history of the archdiocese. From Staten Island to The Bronx, there was anguish […]

by · November 16, 2014 · Editorials, Local News, Religion