Rosh Hashana prayers, tunes are program's topic"The Melody...

Religion Notes

August 30, 1996

Rosh Hashana prayers, tunes are program's topic

"The Melody and the Meaning" is the title of the opening program of the "Pardes -- Enter the Orchard of Jewish Wisdom" series at Randallstown Synagogue, 8729 Church Lane, which begins at 10 p.m. Sept. 7.

Cantor Nossi Gross will discuss and demonstrate the connection between the themes of the Rosh Hashana prayers and the "nusach," the traditional tunes. The goal is to combine an understanding of the contents of popular prayers with an appreciation of the musical chant.

Information: 484-7200, ext. 218.

Christianity's African roots are topic of 2-day study

Dr. Craig S. Keener, professor of New Testament at Hood Theological Seminary and principal researcher and co-author of "Black Man's Religion," will teach at 6 p.m. today and tomorrow at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1300 Druid Hill Ave., in Baltimore.

With co-author Glenn Usry, Keener, an ordained minister in the National Baptist Convention, examines whether Christianity can be Afro-centric.

He also wrote "The Bible Background Commentary on the New Testament."

Information: 523-4273.

Epworth Methodist revival to focus on the soul

"Restore My Soul of a New Beginning" is the theme of the annual revival at Epworth Chapel United Methodist Church, 3100 St. Lukes Lane in Woodmoor, which will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sept. 6.

The Rev. Jimmy Baldwin, pastor of Shiloh Christian Community Church in Baltimore, will preach.

Information: 944-1070.

Centennial-Caroline to laud its Methodist Women's Unit

The United Methodist Women's Unit of Centennial-Caroline Street United Methodist Church in Baltimore will celebrate "100 Women in White and Men in Black" at 3: 30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the year-old church at 1029 E. Monument St.

The Rev. Jean English of Centennial-Caroline will deliver the message. All choirs of the church will perform. Information: 298-8052 or 893-8790.

Pub Date: 8/30/96

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