Religion events from around the Washington area

April 18

Saturday, 12:30 p.m.: Weekly carillon recital by Edward M. Nassor. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden area, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m.: “Group of Four,” a large-format photography exhibit with works by George L. Smyth, Barry Schmetter, D.B. Stovall and Scott Davis. Also on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through May 4. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Fellowship Hall, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. 301-229-0400. www.rruuc.org.

Saturday, 5 p.m.: Vespers and the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil will be held. Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, 3410 Woodburn Rd., Annandale. 703-573-0777.

Saturday, 7 p.m.: The Mormon Choir of Washington D.C. will perform “He Is Risen! A Celebration of Choral Music.” Remarks will be made by Elder L. Tom Perry. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

Saturday, 8 p.m.: The Great Vigil of Easter. Worshipers are encouraged to bring bells to announce the Resurrection. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Saturday, 8 p.m.: Easter Vigil Mass. A giant fire will be lit on the steps of the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle to symbolize the resurrection of Christ, the light of the world. From that fire, candles held by the more than 1,000 members of the congregation will be lit one by one until the darkened church is full of candlelight. As the Gloria is sung, the cathedral lights will be turned on as the celebration of Christ’s coming resurrection will begin. Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. 202-587-5141. www.stmatthewscathedral.org.

Saturday, 8 p.m.: The Great Vigil of Easter offers the lighting of the Paschal candle, the renewal of baptismal vows and the first eucharist of Easter. The Epiphany Choir will sing. An Easter vigil party follows at 10 p.m. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 600 M St., SW. www.staugustinesdc.org. 202-554-3222 or rector@staugustinesdc.org.

Saturday, 8 p.m.: An ecumenical Easter Vigil will include beautiful music and creative interpretations of the readings. Christ Church on Capitol Hill, 640 G St. SE. 202-547-9300. www.washingtonparish.org.

Sunday, 6 a.m.: A sunrise service will be held. At 9 a.m., the worship will feature a special program for children. A worship service for all will be held at 10 a.m., Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 Ninth St. NW. 202-232-4288.

Sunday, 6:30 a.m.: A sunrise service at Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St. SE, will start the glorious day of resurrection. At 9 a.m., the Eucharist is celebrated with Brass of Peace. At 10 a.m., a festive potluck breakfast with an egg hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny follows. At 11 a.m., the Eucharist will be celebrated with voice and sign language interpretation. A festive potluck, egg hunt and second visit with the Easter Bunny round out the day. Christ Church on Capitol Hill, 640 G St. SE. 202-547-9300. www.washingtonparish.org. 202-543-0539.

Sunday, 6:30 a.m.:A sunrise service will be celebrated. A family worship service follows at 10 a.m. United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Dr., Reston. 703-620-3065.

Sunday, 8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist begins the Easter celebration, with Festival Eucharist following at 11 a.m. The day is complete when we hold our Easter Feast and Egg Hunt at 12:30 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.

Sunday, 8 and 9:30 a.m.: A traditional Easter worship service will be held. At 11 a.m., a contemporary praise for Easter will be held. The Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-384-4394. www.mystandrew.org.

Sunday, 9:30 a.m.: Easter Sunday with Holy Eucharist, a reception and an Easter Egg hunt. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. www.staugustinesdc.org. 202-554-3222 or rector@staugustinesdc.org.

Sunday, 5:15 p.m.: Classical pipe organists Christopher Betts and Benjamin Straley perform works by J.S. Bach, Théodore Dubois, Jean Langlais, Louis Vierne, Max Reger, Giovanni Battista Martini, Georg Philipp Telemann, William Boyce and Charles-Marie Widor on the 10,650-pipe great organ. Washington National Cathedral, Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: Elder and Sister Gillespie, currently serving as missionaries, will discuss “Why I Believe.” Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

Most weekdays, 10:30 a.m.: Behind-the-scenes cathedral tour for ages 11 and older. See gargoyles and stained-glass windows and climb a lot of stairs to view the city from on high. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $25; children, seniors, students and military, $21. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Monday, 7 p.m.: Bible study. Wesley United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-966-5144. www.wesleydc.org.

Most Mondays, 7 p.m.: Sally Jones leads “A Course in Miracles.” Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-449-4308. www.dmuuc.org.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15 to 10 a.m.: Senior Fit, exercise class for ages 55 and older to build strength, fitness and cardiovascular health. Required physician consent form available at the Info Center or by visiting www.mystandrew.org. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. Call Marilee, 301-384-4394.

Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m.: A docent leads a “spirituality reflections” tour that depicts stories of faithful action and devotion highlighted in the building’s glass and stone. The tours offer story, silence, poetry, prayer and reflective invitations, including one to attend Eucharist at noon. Participants will receive a pilgrimage medallion. The tours do not take place on holidays or during special events. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Violist Hye-Jin Kim and pianist Carlos Rodríguez will perform English music by Holst, Vaughan Williams and Rebecca Clarke. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of the highlights of the cathedral, its history, architecture and artworks — plus a traditional English tea and a scenic view of the city from the cathedral tower. Washington National Cathedral, Docent Station at the Rear Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $30; reservations required. 202-537-8993, www.allhallowsguild.org or e-mail misbister@cathedral.org.

Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Homework Helpers invites parents or guardians to bring their children in grades one to eight for free tutoring, advice and homework help. St. John’s Church-Broad Creek, St. John’s Bayne Hall, 9801 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. Registration: Ruth LaBelle, program director, 240-461-5330 or e-mail hwhelpers@stjohnsbroadcreek.org.

Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m.: “Passages,” a 14-week “DivorceCare” series for those experiencing separation or divorce. Vienna Presbyterian Church, Maple Avenue and Park Street, Vienna. Materials cost $20; scholarships available. Register at 703-938-9050, passages@viennapres.org or www.viennapres.org.

Wednesdays, 6 p.m.: Weekly Bible study. Calvary Episcopal Church, 509 I St. NE. Free. 202-546-8011.

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.: Open prayer service. Communion follows. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. 703-971-5151. www.franconiaumc.org.

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Cathedral Dean Gary Hall will lead a discussion of “Bring Up the Bodies,” Hilary Mantel’s sequel to “Wolf Hall,” both about the possible disaster that would result if England’s King Henry VIII were to die with no male heir to succeed to the throne. Bratenahl House, 3525 Woodley Rd. NW. Free, registration required: espencer@cathedral.org. sponsored by Washington National Cathedral. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Friday, noon to 1 p.m.: The Friday Morning Music Club will perform works by Takemitsu and other composers. Noon, Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

Friday, 12:15 to 1 p.m.: Pipe organist Michael Britt performs works by William Walton, George C. Baker, Paul Halley, Edwin H. Lemare and Georges Bizet. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-797-0103.

Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Catholic University’s Town and Gown Community Chorus will perform the music of Benjamin Britten. Catholic University, St. Vincent de Paul Chapel, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-5416.

April 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Flea market with toys, plants, handmade crafts, knickknacks, books, baked goods and more. Lunch served around noon. Tables available for $20 before April 22. Crafters are welcome. Call Joy Pierson at 301-390-6640. Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, 8500 Springfield Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-390-6640.

April 26, 5 to 7 p.m.: The Capitol Hill Art League will host a reception for “Black & White & In Between,” a member art show juried by artist, independent curator and arts administrator Richard Dana. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. Free. www.caphillartleague.org. 202-547-6839.

April 26, 6 to 10:30 p.m.: Come to the Spring Fiesta and Dance Party with live music by Music Magic Trio. A buffet dinner will be served and plenty of children’s activities will keep the little ones entertained. Proceeds benefit the El Salvador University Scholarship Fund. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. $35; youth, $15; families and patrons, $100; age 12 and younger, free. 301-229-0400. www.rruuc.org.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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