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Jacques Kelly: Churches open doors for Advent celebrations of architecture, music

Jacques Kelly: Churches open doors for Advent celebrations of architecture, music

Baltimore’s neighborhood churches are opening their doors this month for guests to enjoy some amazing architecture and to hear holiday music produced by local talent.

These events are certainly opportunities to smell the incense and catch the spirit.

The village of Hampden’s collection of stone and brick houses of worship is open Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. for a house tour. The self-guided journey begins at a Victorian example, the St. Mary’s Outreach Center, 3900 Roland Ave. — a site that demonstrates how many congregations have adopted it over time.

There are surprises on the tour: Who knew, for example, that Hickory Avenue’s St. Thomas Aquinas was the work of City...

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