Washington National Cathedral

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October 8, 2008

The Very Rev. Francis B. Sayre, Jr., former dean of Washington National Cathedral (1951-1978) died on October 3 at his home in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. He was 93.

 

Sayre was an outspoken voice of conscience during the Joseph McCarthy era, the Civil Rights movement, and...

May 7, 2008

Swiss lighting artist Gerry Hofstetter will soon bring his work to Washington National Cathedral for an exterior illumination in celebration of the Cathedral’s centennial.

Artistic images will be projected on the cathedral's south side May 9-11 and will be visible from all over...

March 12, 2008

On March 30, nearly 40-years to the day that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his last Sunday sermon at the Washington National Cathedral, a week of free public events celebrating King's ministry and legacy will begin at the cathedral. King preached his sermon "Remaining Awake...

January 15, 2008

The multi-panel Keiskamma Altarpiece, which commemorates the dead and pays tribute to the living of an AIDS-ravaged seaside town, opens at its only East Coast venue on January 16 at Washington National Cathedral.

More than 130 townspeople of Hamburg in the Kieskamma River valley in...

December 13, 2007

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, the Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, will address the question "Can churches be peacemakers in a world racked by violence?" at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, December 16.

Kobia will be the guest at the Cathedral "Sunday Forum," a 50-...

November 7, 2007

Washington National Cathedral continues its Centennial celebration on Friday evening, November 9, with the first-ever candle-lit gala which will welcome people of all faiths and unite a community of committed individuals who support the church's wide-ranging ministries.

South Africa's...

October 18, 2007

It was an extraordinary night of prayer and music in the nation's capital when more than 2,500 gathered October 16 for an interfaith celebration at Washington National Cathedral to express their desire for global peace and an end to the continuing war in Iraq.

Throughout the evening,...

September 28, 2007

Marking the beginning of Washington National Cathedral's centennial celebration, a Cathedral Day Open House 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on September 29 will include a free music festival, demonstrations by cathedral artisans, food, children's activities, puppet shows, tower climbs, garden walks, a hymn sing...

September 18, 2007

The Cathedral College of Washington National Cathedral will host a Spanish preaching conference, spoken entirely in Spanish, October 22-26.

"Biblical Preaching: A Hispanic Approach" (for Spanish-speaking preachers) will be a comprehensive introduction to the art of biblical preaching...

September 16, 2007

For 100 years, the nation has watched the church on top of the hill grow.

Eighty-three years in the making, the Washington National Cathedral is more than a church; it represents the dedication of multiple generations working together to create a national house of worship.

The...

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