Guest Speakers

Dr. Ibrahim Yazid Houston, Saturday, 6 p.m., Islamic House. 5714 16th St. NW. Celebration of Aushoora the martydom of Imam Hossein and those at Karbala.

Metropolitan Theodesis, Orthdox Church in America, Saturday, 6:30 p.m., St. Marks Orthodix Church. 7134 River Rd., Bethesda, Sunday, Slavonic mass, 9:30 a.m. English mass, 11 a.m., St. Nicholas Russian Orthodrox Church, Massachusettes Avenue and Edmonds Street NW.

Marvin Herzog, professor of linguists and Arran Professor of [WORD ILLEGIBLE] language, Columbia University, Sunday, 10 a.m., Washington Hebrew COngregation, Macomb Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW. Music and Drama

Suitland High School Madrigal Singers Chirstmas music program, today, 7:30 p.m., St. Anne's Parish, Church Circle, Annapolis.

"A Chassidic Tale" by the Mishkan Torah Players, today, 8 a.m., Mishkin Torah Synagogue, Rldge and Westway Roads, Greenbelt.

"Frankie and Johnny," by the Convenant Artistic Stage Theater, today and Saturday, 8 p.m., Convenant Baptist Fellowship Hall, 3845 South Capitol St.

Ortorio Society of Washington presents A Rennaissance Christmas. Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 p.m., The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, [WORD ILLEGIBLE] Street and Michison Avenue NE. $7.50, $5.50.

Westley English Mandbell RIngers, Christmas music, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Luther Place Memorial Church, 14th and N Streets NW.

"The Music of Christmas," cantata by Ira B. Wilson, Chancel Choir directed by John Dalton, Sunday, 11 a.m., Arlington Baptist Church, S. 7th and Monore Streets, Arlington.

Handel's "Messiah," Chancel Choir, directed by Earle Ferguson, Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, 7963 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase.

"A King for Israel," Christmas play, Sunday, 12:30 P.m., Stallon Baptist Church, 9th and P Streets NW.

"Rejoice Beloved Christmas," cantata by the sanctuary Sunday, 1:30., Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 massachusetts Ave. NW.

Eugene Burroughts Junior High School Choir, Christmas concert, Sunday, 3:30 p.m., The National Shrine of the immaculate conception,

-Meginor ETAONI, ETAONI NU NUN U U 4th Street and Michigan Avenue NE.

Christmas concert combined choirs, Sunday, 4 p.m., Metropolitan Memorial Methodist Church, Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues NW.

Christmas concert by chancery choirs, directed by Lawrence P. Schreiber, Sunday, 4 p.m., National City Christian Church, Thomas Circle and Massachusetts Avenue NW.

"The Nativity" Christmas story and carols, Sunday, 4:30 p.m., Arlington United Methodist Church, S. Glebe Road and 8th Street, Arlington.

Christmas songs and vesper services, Sunday, 5 P.m., Little Falls Presyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Rd., Arlington.

Hadnel's "Messiah," by the combined choirs of Westminister Presbyterian Church, 4th and I streets SW.

Handel's "Messiah," by the combined choirs direction of Milton Lespere, Sunday, 5 p.m., Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, 4606 16th St. NW.

"AN Evening of Carols," combined church choir and Nativity presentation, outside lawn, Sunday, 6:30 p.m., Ravensworth Baptist Church, 5100 Raversworth Rd., Annadale.

Christmas Music for Soprano, Organ and Piano, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Springfield United Methodist Church, Old keene Mill Road, Springfield.

"God/Man," contemporary musical, Sunday 7:30 p.m., Clinton Baptist Church, 8701 Woodyard rd., Clinton.

Christmas concert, combined choir, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., southminster United Presbyterian Church, 7801 Livingston Rd., Oxon Hill.

Festival Service of Lessons and Carols, sunday, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral of St. Thomas More, Cathedral Lane, Arlington. The Most Rev. Thomas J. Welsh, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington, will preside.

"Scrooge's Christmas," by Ernest K. Emurian, pastor, Cherrydate United Methodist Church, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., 3701 Lorcom La., Arlington.

Handel's "Messiah," Chancel Choir, conducted by John Blingham, Sunday, 8 p.m., Arlington Presbyterian Church, Columbia Pike at South Lincoln Street, Arlington.

Concert of music by Benlamin Britten, Sunday, 8 p.m., Unitarian Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington.

Traditional English Carol Service, Sunday, 8 p.m., Oakton United Methodist Church, 2951 Chain Bridge Rd., Oakton.

"The Holy Child," Christmas contata, by Gustav Holst, Sunday, 7 p.m., Fairfax Baptist Church, North Quaker Lane at Crestwood Drive, Alexandria.

Downtown shoppers, workers and residents Christmas concert, by church staff and choir, Thursday, Dec. 22, 12:15 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 F St. NW. Bring bag lunch. Special Events

"In Celebration of Yiddish," a program of the origins, history and pleasures of the Yiddish language, Saturday, 4 p.m., TIfereth Israel Congregation, 7701 16th St. NW.

A Christmas Service in the Finnish language, Sunday, 2 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Connecticut Avenue at Ellicott Street NW. Finish Christmas music by Finlandia Chorus.