Orthodox Easter celebrations set
Orthodox Christians will mark Palm Sunday tomorrow, beginning a week of special services leading up to the celebration of Christ's Resurrection on April 27.
The Orthodox Easter observance comes five weeks after Easter was celebrated in the Western world. Orthodox churches use the old Julian calendar to calculate the date of Easter and link the Christian liturgical feast to the Jewish Passover, which began today.
At Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific, 930 Lunalilo St., Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem will be celebrated at a 7 p.m. service tomorrow.
The celebration of the Resurrection will begin at 11 p.m. next Saturday.
For more information on Holy Week services, call 521-7220 or see the church Web page, www.ssconhelhi.goarch.org.
Other Orthodox congregations on Oahu are:
» Holy Theotokos of Ivron Russian Orthodox community. Call 947-9093 or see www.orthodoxhawaii.org.
» St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, 1052 Ilima Drive, 595-4499.
Organists, harpist ready to perform
Young musicians will star in free church concerts next weekend.
» Next Saturday, 7 p.m. Eleven scholarship winners will perform compositions from the Baroque period to the present on the Beckerath pipe organ at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, 1730 Punahou St. The winners of the American Guild of Organists, Hawaii Chapter, Donald Conover scholarship program include Jill Hattemer, Joey Fala, Christopher Lindsay, Nathalie Jones, Adam Simon, Jordan McCreary, Miki Yamamoto, Michelle Manuel, Joshua Yuen-Schat and Naomi Yuen-Schat, all of Oahu, and Devin Chu of Hilo.
» April 27, 5:30 p.m. Melody Rose Lindsay of Honolulu, who will be the U.S. representative at the July 19 World Harp Congress in Amsterdam, will give a preview performance at Kaimuki Christian Church, 1117 Koko Head Ave. An Iolani School junior, Lindsay has performed with the Honolulu Symphony and appeared around the country via the Public Radio International "From the Top" program. She has won several scholarships and was accepted into the Indiana University School of Music harp program.