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June 6, 1998 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Malibu Hindu temple--already one of Hinduism's largest in the country--is in the midst of a $1-million physical expansion that also enhances the spiritual breadth of the ornate complex for devotees of the ancient Indian religion. Having learned that this weekend would be astrologically auspicious, the temple's priests are installing stone-carved statues of Shiva and two other deities in one hall, even though the building that will house them is still under construction.
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August 27, 2001 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A pilgrimage that began in India and is expected to encompass 40 countries made its way Sunday to Norwalk, where nearly 2,000 Hindus gathered to pray and call for unity. Called a Yaatra, the worldwide pilgrimage is the first in more than a century and was brought to Southern California in recognition of the area's growing Indian population. Hundreds sat on foam pads in Sanatan Dharma Mandir Temple and Cultural Center's gymnasium to hear speeches calling for unity among Hindus as well as others.
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October 5, 1990 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
After John Wimber stopped working as a music arranger for the Righteous Brothers to become a pastor, he began leading a small prayer group in Yorba Linda 13 years ago, preaching from the Gospel of Luke about healing the sick and casting out demons. For 10 months the fledgling church repeatedly prayed over the sick without seeing one person healed or a single demon expelled. Many people left in disgust. Wimber was about to give up when he was asked to pray for a woman with a high fever.
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December 25, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS and MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While many Angelenos spent Christmas Eve rushing to the store for last-minute presents or bustling around to finish their holiday preparations, some Catholics went to Mass on Sunday--twice. Because Christmas Day falls on Monday this year, many Catholics attended church Sunday morning, for the regular weekly service, and then were back in the pews late Sunday to fulfill their Christmas obligation.
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December 25, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS and MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While many Angelenos spent Christmas Eve rushing to the store for last-minute presents or bustling around to finish their holiday preparations, some Catholics went to Mass on Sunday--twice. Because Christmas Day falls on Monday this year, many Catholics attended church Sunday morning, for the regular weekly service, and then were back in the pews late Sunday to fulfill their Christmas obligation.
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May 10, 1997 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you squinted your eyes a bit to block out the palm trees, you might think you were in a lively section of Warsaw. The crowd of about 200 Polish-speaking people has gathered to hear Sunday Mass in its native language, in a church aglow with dramatic stained-glass windows depicting scenes from Polish history. Later, in the wood-paneled social hall, the worshipers will brunch on kielbasa and sugar-sprinkled angel wings baked by an 87-year-old parishioner.
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August 11, 1991 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
As Sandy Lee grew up, she attended a church in Torrance where the preaching was in Chinese followed by a translation into English. But when she was invited to the Chinese Presbyterian Church of Orange County, where services are in English and most members are American-born Chinese, she felt more at home. "I liked it all being in English," said Lee, 29. "I felt part of the church right away."
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July 18, 1998 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Praising American freedom of religion, a Saudi prince Friday dedicated an $8.1-million mosque in Culver City--the first major Muslim house of worship on Los Angeles' Westside and the first Islamic center in North America to be fully funded by the Saudi Arabian royal family.
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April 22, 2000 | JOE MOZINGO and ROBERTO MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Christians from around Southern California, with roots as far and wide as their religion's influence, came together to commemorate Good Friday, the day Jesus was crucified. Cardinal Roger M. Mahony conducted a solemn liturgical service for about 400 people at St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Long Beach, where the congregation is a mix of seemingly every race and ethnicity. "Today is a sad day, because it's remembering the death of Jesus," said Dee Thorp, 57, who grew up in the Philippines.
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September 29, 1990 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The pastor of the largest Episcopal parish on the West Coast has called on churches to "stand against (our) nation going to war" with demonstrations and civil disobedience if necessary. Although the Rev. George Regas, rector of the 3,000-member All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, agrees with overwhelming religious sentiment that Iraq's invasion of Kuwait was villainous, he told his congregation last Sunday that "war is no longer a viable option in 1990. War is always tragic."
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April 22, 2000 | JOE MOZINGO and ROBERTO MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Christians from around Southern California, with roots as far and wide as their religion's influence, came together to commemorate Good Friday, the day Jesus was crucified. Cardinal Roger M. Mahony conducted a solemn liturgical service for about 400 people at St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Long Beach, where the congregation is a mix of seemingly every race and ethnicity. "Today is a sad day, because it's remembering the death of Jesus," said Dee Thorp, 57, who grew up in the Philippines.
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October 23, 1999 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Driving through the Sepulveda Pass on the San Diego Freeway, new generations of Southern Californians might easily assume that the Jewish religious and cultural institutions along the way have always been there. But the mountain pass that is home to the University of Judaism (1977), the Skirball Cultural Center (1996), Milken Community High School (1993) and Stephen S. Wise Temple (1968) wasn't always affectionately known as the "Hills of Judea." "I grew up in Los Angeles.
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September 11, 1999 | MARGARET RAMIREZ
A unique replica of the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will arrive at Union Station in Los Angeles on Tuesday and continue on a journey throughout the three-county archdiocese of Los Angeles. The Guadalupe image, an object of devotion among Mexican immigrants, will be featured Dec. 11 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, where a Mass will be celebrated to honor the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Most Rev.
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September 4, 1999 | TERESA WATANABE
Southern California Jews next week usher in their 10-day season of moral contemplation, penitence and forgiveness as they observe the start of the Jewish New Year and the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashana begins Friday at sundown with the blowing of the ram's horn, known as a shofar. The horn is meant to awaken people to their hurtful actions of the past year and call them to penitence.
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July 18, 1998 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Praising American freedom of religion, a Saudi prince Friday dedicated an $8.1-million mosque in Culver City--the first major Muslim house of worship on Los Angeles' Westside and the first Islamic center in North America to be fully funded by the Saudi Arabian royal family.
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July 3, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Lubna Mela's son started at University High School in Irvine two years ago, the Muslim youth prayed during his lunch hour in the only place where he could lie face down, facing east, as his religion requires: on the front lawn, surrounded by curious eyes. But since January, he and more than a dozen Islamic youths, most new to the United States, pray in an empty classroom. It is, said Mela, "a lot easier for them.
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November 1, 1989 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
When Southern California's 25,000 Coptic Orthodox Christians say "Pope" they mean Shenouda III, not John Paul II, and church headquarters is in Cairo rather than Rome. As part of a pastoral visit to North America's 200,000 Coptic faithful in 41 churches, Pope Shenouda is in Los Angeles this week, speaking, meeting with religious and civic dignitaries, consecrating a new church and dedicating the first Coptic monastery in the United States, near Barstow. Outside of New York, the largest U.S.
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August 5, 1991 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the past five years, Rabbi Daniel Epstein's congregation has moved from hotel banquet rooms to storefronts in search of a place to worship. One night, during services at a store that had no electricity, synagogue members had to borrow candles from an Italian restaurant next door. Ever searching for a house of worship, the synagogue's 150 families now hold Sabbath services in a second-floor social room at the Irvine Bowl, a bowling alley.
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June 6, 1998 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Malibu Hindu temple--already one of Hinduism's largest in the country--is in the midst of a $1-million physical expansion that also enhances the spiritual breadth of the ornate complex for devotees of the ancient Indian religion. Having learned that this weekend would be astrologically auspicious, the temple's priests are installing stone-carved statues of Shiva and two other deities in one hall, even though the building that will house them is still under construction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1998 | JOHN DART
The Malibu Hindu temple--already one of the largest Hindu temples in the country--is in the midst of a $1-million physical expansion that also promises to enhance the ornate complex's spiritual breadth for devotees of the ancient Indian religion. Having learned that this weekend would be astrologically auspicious, the temple's priests are installing stone-carved statues of Shiva and two other deities in one hall, even though the building that will house them is still under construction.
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