Church history to go on view


THIRTY-TWO OF Baltimore's most historic churches and synagogues will celebrate the visit of John Paul II by holding open houses, tours and musical programs to showcase the city's rich religious heritage.

Set for Saturday and Sunday after-noons, the program represents one of the most comprehensive tours of ecclesiastical architecture ever organized in Baltimore.

"I'm delighted that so many communities are willing to open their doors," said Cardinal William H. Keeler, archbishop of Baltimore. "We are pleased to have these houses of faith ready for the public to explore as part of the pope's visit."

Here is a complete list of the participating landmarks and the days they will be open.

Tour hours for both days are noon to 4 p.m.

B'Nai Israel Synagogue (Sunday only) 27 Lloyd St.

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Sunday only)1300 Druid Hill Ave.

Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church (Sunday only)1316 Park Ave. at Lafayette Avenue

Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Congregation (Saturday only) 110 W. Lafayette Ave. at Mount Royal Avenue

First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church (Sunday only) 210 W. Madison St. at Park Avenue

First Unitarian Church of Baltimore (Saturday only) 2 W. Franklin St. at Charles Street

Grace and St. Peter's Episcopal Church (Saturday and Sunday) 707 Park Ave. at Monument Street

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation (Saturday only) 24 W. Preston St. at Maryland Avenue

Holy Cross Polish National Catholic Church (Saturday only) 208 S. Broadway

Lloyd Street Synagogue and Jewish Historical Society of Maryland (Sunday only) 15 Lloyd St.

Lovely Lane United Methodist Church (Saturday and Sunday) 2200 St. Paul St.

Mount Calvary Episcopal Church (Sunday only) 800 N. Eutaw St.

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church (Saturday and Sunday) 10 E. Mount Vernon Place

New Psalmist Baptist Church (Sunday only) 502 Cathedral St. at Franklin Street

Old Otterbein United Methodist Church (Saturday and Sunday) 112 W. Conway St. at Sharp Street

Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Saturday and Sunday) 231 N. Charles St. at Saratoga Street

Orchard Street Church (Saturday only) 410 Orchard St. at Druid Hill Avenue

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (Saturday only) 114 W. Saratoga St. at Park Avenue

St. Casimir Catholic Church (Saturday only) 2736 Kenwood Ave. at O'Donnell Street

St. Frances Academy (Saturday only) 501 E. Chase St.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church (Saturday only) 1501 E. Oliver St. at Caroline Street

St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church (Saturday only) 740 N. Calvert St. at Madison Street

St. Katherine of Alexandria Episcopal Church (Sunday only) 2001 Division St.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church (Saturday and Sunday) 217 N. Carey St.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church (Sunday only) 1900 St. Paul St. at 20th Street

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Saturday only) 7 S. Wolfe St. at Lombard Street

St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church (Saturday only) 2401 Eastern Ave.

St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church (Saturday only) 848 Hollins St. at Poppleton Street St.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (Saturday and Sunday) 120 N. Front St.

Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church (Saturday only) 1206 Etting St.

University Baptist Church (Sunday only) 3501 N. Charles St.

Zion Lutheran Church (Saturday and Sunday) 400 E. Lexington St.

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