VIEWING OF ICON

A viewing of the Sitka Icon of the Mother of God will begin at 9 a.m. today at St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, 3512 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-333-5060.

DIVERSITY EVENT

"Living Our Diversity as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Inclusive Faith Communities," a free event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Open and Affirming movement, will begin at 1 p.m. today at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St. NW. 202-628-4317.

CHILDREN'S BACH CONCERT

"J.S. Bach and His Awesome Organ Music," a children's concert featuring Diane Heath, will begin at 7 tonight at St. Columba's Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. Admission is $5. 202-363-4119.

FREE CONCERT

A free concert celebrating the year of the Eucharist, featuring the Catholic University Chorus and Chamber Choir, will begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight at St. Matthew's Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. 202-319-5414.

MONASTERY EXHIBIT

"Canticle: A Celebration of God, St. Francis and Creation in Art," an free exhibit featuring works by Patrick Birge, will begin at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Holy Land Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy St. NE. 202-526-6800.

SILENT FILM

A screening of the Rupert Julian-directed silent film "The Phantom of the Opera" will begin at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St. NW. An offering will be accepted. 202-628-4317.

ANNIVERSARY MASS

A Mass to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Cardinal James A. Hickey will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday at St. Matthew's Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. 301-853-4500.

LECTURE ON FRANCISCANS

"The Franciscan Presence in the Holy Land," a free lecture by the Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Washington Theological Union, 6896 Laurel St. NW. 202-726-8800.

POETRY AND JAZZ

"An Evening of Jazz and Poetry," featuring poet Kenny Carroll and bassist Emory Diggs, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Admission is $5. 202-333-7100.

WELCOMING SERVICE

A welcoming service for His Holiness Catholicos Aram I will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Soorp Khatch Church, 4906 Flint Dr., Bethesda. 301-229-8742.

SERVICE OF SOLIDARITY

A service of solidarity for the Rev. Beth Stroud will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW. 202-332-4010.

LECTURE SERIES

"Susanna Wesley: Conscientious Christian in a Changing Church," a four-part lecture series, will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Center for Christian Study, 128 Chancellor St., Charlottesville. Admission is $25; free for full-time students, clergy and senior citizens. 434-817-1050.

FREE LECTURE

"Catholic Bioethics: What Is It?," a free lecture by Carol R. Taylor, director of Georgetown University's Center for Bioethics, will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, 4001 Yuma St. NW. 202-362-0059.

ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

A free concert celebrating the 35th anniversary of the National Gospel Music Workshop of America's D.C. chapter will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Israel Baptist Church, 1251 Saratoga Ave. NE. 202-265-4305.

-- Timothy Wilson

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