April 21, 2011 | by Juliette Ebner
Holy Week calendar

Gay organist Charles Miller plays a Good Friday-themed sacred organ recital Friday at 12:15 p.m. at National City Christian Church in Thomas Circle (Blade file photo)

Good Friday

Foundry United Methodist Church (1500 16th St., N.W.) will have Good Friday worship services at noon and 7 p.m.

The United Church (1920 G Street, N.W.) will be holding midday Lenten services today at noon as well as Good Friday services in English and German. English services will be at 12:45 p.m. and German services will be at noon.

All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church (2300 Cathedral Ave., N.W.) is having Good Friday matins at 7:15 a.m., the Good Friday Liturgy at noon and Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.

National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, N.W.) has a Good Friday-themed organ recital today planned for 12:15 p.m. with the church’s gay organist and music director Charles Miller playing. At 7:30 p.m., the church’s choir will perform Faure’s “Requiem.”

Metropolitan Community Church of Washington (474 Ridge St., N.W.) will be holding Good Friday service at 7 p.m.

Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) will be holding communion with reserved sacrament at 7:30 a.m. Good Friday service will be held from noon to 3 p.m. The service will be webcast.

Christ Church on Capitol Hill (620 G St., S.E.) will hold its Good Friday service at noon and 7:30 p.m.

Dignity Washington will have its Good Friday service at 7:30 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Church (1820 Connecticut Ave., N.W.)

Institute for Spiritual Development (5419 Sherier Place, N.W.) is holding Good Friday Service of the Shadows meditation at 7:30 p.m.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (3rd and A streets S.E.) is holding a Good Friday Liturgy from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the nave.

Wesley United Methodist Church (5312 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) will be holding its Good Friday service at 7 p.m.

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church (900 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.) will be holding its Good Friday service at 7 p.m.

Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church (3401 Nebraska Ave., N.W.) will be holding its Good Friday service at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 23

St. Thomas’ Parish Episcopal (1772 Church Street, N.W.) will have an Easter vigil service with choir at 8:30 p.m., immediately followed by a reception with chocolate and champagne.

Foundry United Methodist Church will have an Easter egg hunt at Stead Park (1625 P St., N.W.) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Theresa Thames-Lynch at thames@foundryumc.org.

All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church (2300 Cathedral Ave., N.W.)  is having the “Great Vigil of Easter” at 8 p.m.

Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) will have the Great Vigil of Easter starting at 8 p.m. The service will be webcast.

Dignity Washington will have an Easter vigil mass at 8:30 p.m. at Clarendon Presbyterian (1305 N. Jackson St.) in Arlington.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (3rd and A streets S.E.) is holding a Holy Saturday Liturgy from noon to 1 p.m. in the nave.

Easter

St. Thomas’ Parish Episcopal (1772 Church Street, N.W.) will have a Festal Eucharist with choir and orchestra at 11 a.m.

Foundry United Methodist Church (1500 16th St., N.W.) will be holding Easter Sunday worship services at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and again at 5:30 p.m.

River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation (6301 River Rd.) in Bethesda  will be holding a multigenerational Easter Sunday service at 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. led by Rev. Ginger Luke, Beth Irikura, director of youth ministry, Rev. Maureen Killoran, Clif Hardin, director of music, and Greg Boyd.

United Church (1920 G Street, N.W.) will be holding Easter services in German and English today. English services will be held at 11 a.m. and German services will be at 9:30 a.m.

National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, N.W.) has a sunrise service on its front steps today at 7:30 a.m. The Church’s gospel choir will perform. And at 11 a.m., a service will be held in the sanctuary with organ, choir, brass and percussion.

All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church (2300 Cathedral Ave., N.W.) is hosting low Mass with Easter hymn at 8:30 a.m. with a children’s Easter egg hunt on the lawn at 10 and procession and high mass at 11 a.m.

Metropolitan Community Church of Washington (474 Ridge St., N.W.) will be holding two Easter Sunday services. The first, at 9 a.m., will have ASL interpreters and the second service will be held at 11 a.m.

Christ Church on Capitol Hill (620 G St., S.E.) will have multiple services and events today. There will be a sunrise service at the Congressional Cemetery (time to be announced). The Holy Eucharist with Brass of Peace will be at 9 and 11 a.m. There will be an Easter egg hunt and festive coffee hour at 10 a.m. and noon.

Dignity Washington will have its Easter Mass at 6 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Church (1820 Connecticut Ave., N.W.).

Institute for Spiritual Development (5419 Sherier Place, N.W.) is holding Easter Celebration Service at 11 a.m.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (3rd and A streets S.E.) is holding Holy Eucharist from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the nave

Wesley United Methodist Church (5312 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) will be holding its worship service from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church (900 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.) will be holding its Easter Sunday service at 11 a.m.

5 Comments
  • I read the Charles Miller caption. Does this man not have the right to have his God given musical talents recognized without being evaluated through the filter of sexual orientation. Surely his SO is a private matter. The composer would have cared less. Why should you?

    I thought that this type of manipulative commercial discrimination in your country by revenue-driven pubs had been thrown into history’s dust bin.

    Charles from Canada

  • Joey DiGuglielmo

    Thanks for the comment Charles. Since we’re a gay newspaper, and thus sexual orientation is the whole reason we exist, it’s the determining factor in who and what we cover. A straight organist playing a recital is of no interest to us because you can get that information anywhere. But the Blade is for and about LGBT people, so the fact that he’s a gay organist becomes the determining factor in whether we’ll run it. I admit — this does seem a little absurd at times. Does the fact that he’s gay mean the music he plays is better or worse than if he were straight? No, of course not. But it’s still important because even in 2011 when our political and religious foes are still fiercely engaged in limiting our rights and freedoms, it IS important for us to be out and proud in all areas of our lives, especially in cases like this where Miller is free to be open about his sexual orientation and still be an accomplished organist and sincere Christian. So it’s important and significant on several levels.

    We don’t run this for every single calendar entry — often artists and DJs are doing their stuff at gay-friendly venues and it would be logistically impossible to track down the sexual orientation of every participant. But when we know someone is openly LGBT, you bet we’re gonna put that in! Thanks for reading, Joey (Blade webmaster)

  • The “Spirituality” section should have been labeled “Christianity.” It was almost all about Easter. Plus the slam on Judaism, by a so-called “interfaith minister,” as based on “the god of the Old Testament, who was alway smiting people” added insult to injury. There’s a lot moreto the Hebrew scriptures, but the Blade didn’t see fit to present that, even during the week of Passover, which celebrates freedom, a value that we all share.

  • As the senior lay leader at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Parish in Dupont Circle, I want to thank The Washington Blade for recognizing that there ARE houses of worship that not only welcome LGBTQ persons, we need LGBTQ people in our communities. Thank you for providing space to help us to spread that message of hope and not hate. God loves all of us. Join us!

    John

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