Religion Notes


March 19, 2004

Archbishop to visit Orthodox church in Columbia on Sunday

The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew, which meets at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center, will welcome its archbishop, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., and the Metropolitan of All-America and Canada of the Orthodox Church in America, at a celebration of the liturgy at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

The visit is the archbishop's first to the Howard County parish since becoming primate, or chief bishop of the Synod of the Orthodox Church in America, in July 2002.

The parish is building a permanent home in Kings Contrivance village.

Information: 410-992-0608.

Fulton church to mark feast of St. Patrick

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Fulton will commemorate the feast of St. Patrick with music at an Evensong Service at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Robin Roys will perform Irish music on her Celtic and Troubadour harps. Step dancers from the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance will perform after the service.

Information: 301-854-2304.

The Alleluias to present concert at Elkridge Baptist

The Alleluias, an interdenominational Christian choral group from Howard County, will present a free concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Elkridge Baptist Church, 5929 Setter Drive, Elkridge.

Information: 410-796-4486.

Lunch and Learn planning model Seder on March 30

The Lunch and Learn Program of the Howard Community College Jewish Student Union will sponsor a model Seder from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. March 30 in Multipurpose Room 100 of the college's Instructional Laboratory Building, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

The Seder, co-sponsored by the Student Government Association, will be led by Rabbi Hillel Baron of the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education in Columbia.

Information or to reserve a place: 410-772-4896.

Holocaust survivor to share story Sunday

The Jewish Federation of Howard County will present "Remembering the Holocaust," a community program, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.

Holocaust survivor Flory Jagoda will share stories and songs from her childhood in Bosnia. The program is co-sponsored by Friends of the Howard County Library.

Information or registration: 410-730-4976, Ext. 21.

`A Thousands Clowns' is to open tonight

Kittamaqundi Theatre, a project of Kittamaqundi Community Church, is presenting A Thousand Clowns by Herb Gardner at 8 p.m. today, tomorrow, and March 26 and 27, and 2 p.m. tomorrow, at Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia.

Tickets are $12 the day of the show; $10 for senior citizens and tickets purchased in advance.

Information: 410-884-4342.

`Dreaming Life, Living Life' is set as Sunday theme

The theme for this weekend's Journeys Community service at 10 a.m. Sunday is "Dreaming Life, Living Life."

Journeys Community holds services in the auditorium on the second floor of Vantage House Life Care Retirement Community, 5400 Vantage Point Road, in Town Center, Columbia. Harry Brunett, 410-730-6079 or 410-484-7544.

An eight-week book study group will start Wednesday and meet in the game room at Vantage House. The book is Dear Heart Come Home, by Joyce Rupp, a study guide on spiritual development.

The group is limited to 12 people, and commitment to attend all eight sessions is required.

Information: 410-788-8490.

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