Washington National Cathedral

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December 21, 2016

Then-Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, third from left in front row, joined faith leaders from around the country Jan. 21, 2009, for the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral that culminated the Obama-Biden inaugural events....

October 27, 2016

[Religion News Service] After quietly removing panes bearing the Confederate flag from its stained-glass windows, leaders of the Washington National Cathedral are now wondering what to do about remaining images of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

“How can you...

August 18, 2015

[Washington National Cathedral] The Very Rev. Gary Hall, tenth dean of the Washington National Cathedral, announced Aug. 18 that he will retire on December 31.

“Over the past three years, the bishop, the staff, the chapter, and I have done the hard work of placing the cathedral...

May 26, 2015

[Washington National Cathedral press release] Washington National Cathedral has announced the appointment of the Rev. Stuart A. Kenworthy as interim vicar of Washington National Cathedral.

Kenworthy will assume on an interim basis the position vacated by the Rev. Canon Jan...

May 19, 2015

[Washington National Cathedral press release] Washington National Cathedral has announced that it has appointed Kevin Eckstrom as its new chief communications officer. Eckstrom will oversee all aspects of the cathedral’s public profile including the award-winning Cathedral Age magazine...

April 10, 2015

[Washington National Cathedral press release] The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, whose pre-seminary career included stints at the National Endowment for the Arts and at the White House, has been named provost of Washington National Cathedral.

Cope, whose appointment was announced...

February 20, 2015

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[Washington National Cathedral] Washington National Cathedral has announced the completion of Phase I repairs in its ongoing earthquake restoration work.

The August 2011 magnitude-5.8 earthquake shook the cathedral and caused...

November 10, 2014

[Washington National Cathedral] Washington National Cathedral and five Muslim groups have announced that the first celebration of Muslim Friday prayers (Jumaa) at the cathedral will be observed on Friday, Nov. 14.

“Leaders believe offering Muslim prayers at the Christian cathedral shows...

December 6, 2013

[Washington National Cathedral] In partnership with the South African Embassy, Washington National Cathedral will honor the life of Nelson Mandela and hold the United States national memorial service on Wednesday, December 11. The service, which will be attended by Vice President Joe...

December 6, 2013

[Washington National Cathedral] The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of Washington National Cathedral, was selected this week to serve as the new chairperson of Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a diverse national coalition of denominations and faith-based organizations working to end...

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