Saturday 8 a.m. through Monday, Jan. 21, 5:30 p.m.: “And Heaven and Nature Sing,” an annual exhibit of nativity scenes by artists around the world. Washington National Cathedral, Crypt Level and South Transept, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-2228 or www.cathedralchoralsociety.org.

Saturday 10 a.m.: Live Webcast of a Christmas service with the people of Bethlehem, prayers, readings and hymns alternating between Washington D.C. and Palestine view the Internet and celebrate the birth of the Christ child with people of different lands, languages and ethnic backgrounds, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Saturday 2 p.m.: Christmas pageant for all ages to celebrate the Nativity with shepherds, angels and animals telling the story of the Messiah’s birth, come at 1:30 for a brief rehearsal in shepherd, angel or animal costumes, halos available for herald angels in need of costume assistance, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or http://www.nationalcathedral.org/events/ChristmasPageant2012.shtml

Saturday 4 p.m.: Christmas pageant with the singing of carols and reading of the Christmas story, dinner and Baby Jesus birthday cake, nursery available at 3 p.m., wheelchair accessibility, all ages welcome, will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3 Chevy Chase Cir. NW. Free, parking on Oliver St. 301-654-2488 or info@allsaintschurch.net or www.allsaintschurch.net.

●Saturday 7 p.m.: Music for Advent and the Christmas season performed by the Suspicious Cheese Lords. Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE. $20 suggested donation. Free parking. 202-526-6800 or www.myfranciscan.org.

●Saturday 10 a.m.: Live Webcast of a Christmas service, with the people of Bethlehem, prayers, readings and hymns. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday 10 a.m.: A children’s Christmas pageant, will be held at Georgetown Lutheran Church, 1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-337-9070.

Sunday 10:30 a.m.: Advent Bible discussion of the Gospel according to Luke following the 10:30 a.m. service, led by Rev. Andrew, will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, 1607 Grace Church Rd., Silver Spring. 301-585-3515 or www.graceepiscopalchurch.org or awalter@graceepiscopalchurch.org.

Sunday 11 a.m.: “Precious Jesus,” a service of Christmas music and readings, will be held at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol St. NE. Free. 202-723-5330.

Sunday 4 30 p.m.: Christmas pageant and Holy Eucharist, child-friendly, will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Sixth and Main streets, Laurel. Free. 301-776-5151 or e-mail admin@stphilipslaurel.org.

Sunday 6 p.m.: Carols by candlelight, a program of favorite carols, beautiful Christmas music in a candlelit cathedral, homily by Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, the Very Rev. Gary Hall officiant, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free-will offering. Passes required for entry. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Monday 6 p.m.: Carols by candlelight, a program of favorite carols, beautiful Christmas music in a candlelit cathedral, homily by Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, the Very Rev. Gary Hall officiant, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free-will offering. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Monday 7 p.m.: Jazz and gospel gala celebration with a carol sing along with Bobby Felder and Friends, will be held at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol St. NE. Free. 202-723-5330.

Tuesday 4 p.m.: Lessons and carols interspersed with scripture readings, the Very Rev. Gary Hall officiating, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Tuesday 5:15 p.m.: Pipe organ classical recital by artist-in-residence Jeremy Filsell, a concert of works by Marcel Dupre, J.S. Bach, Alphonso Hailstork, Jeanne Demessieux, Pierre Cochereau, Claude Daquin and Henri Mulet, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Wednesdays 10-11 a.m.: Bible study, an oasis of sharing and fellowship led by Rev. Sheila McJilton, will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church,

Wednesday-Friday and most weekdays 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Docent-led behind the scenes tour for age 11 and older to see gargoyles, stained-glass windows and climb a lot of stairs to view the city from on high; take a camera., Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org .

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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