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 Washington National Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Washington National Cathedral, officially the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the City and Diocese of Washington and an Episcopal cathedral church, is designated as a monument: the National House of Prayer of the United States.
The resident symphonic chorus of the Washington National Cathedral is the Cathedral Choral Society.
Washington National Cathedral was completed on 29 September 1990 after almost a century of planning and 83 years in construction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Washington_National_Cathedral   (2614 words)

 National Cathedral Celebrates States
Washington National Cathedral was established as the nation’s house of worship, and one of the ways the cathedral manifests its mission, is by honoring and celebrating the individual states.
Washington National Cathedral serves as the seat of the Washington diocese and of the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church USA; however, it does not receive any funding from its own denomination.
National Park Service has information on the National Cathedral.
www.acfnewsource.org /religion/national_cathedral.html   (612 words)

 July 2004: Funeral
About 20 key staff members from the foundation, the cathedral and the diocese have met regularly with representatives from outside agencies to ensure that when the day came, they would be prepared, he said.
Escorts from government agencies paired with cathedral ushers ensured the guests were shown to their designated seats on time - but getting them to sit down proved more of a challenge than planners had anticipated.
The U.S. Army Military District of Washington "owns" the funeral plan and is responsible for coordinating all ceremonies and services surrounding a state funeral, Spaulding said.
www.edow.org /news/window/july2004/funeral.html   (1415 words)

 Washington National Cathedral - The Jerusalem Cross
Washington National Cathedral, known formally as the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, was built as a "House of Prayer for all People." It is a truly national church in which people of all faiths can come together to celebrate the events that shape a nation.
Although construction of the National Cathedral did not begin until 1907, the idea of a great church "for national purposes" was included in Pierre L'Enfant's plans for the Federal City as early as 1791.
At the north, a Greek cross with crossed keys represents Saint Peter and at the south, an open book with a sword represents Saint Paul, the two saints to whom the Cathedral is dedicated.
www.sacredsilks.com /Houseofprayer/wash_nat_jerusalem.html   (387 words)

 Washington National Cathedral Museum/Attraction Review Washington, D.C. Frommers.com
Pierre L'Enfant's 1791 plan for the capital city included "a great church for national purposes," but possibly because of early America's fear of mingling church and state, more than a century elapsed before the foundation for Washington National Cathedral was laid.
It is, along with the Capitol and the Washington Monument, one of the dominant structures on the Washington skyline.
The cathedral was completed with the placement of the final stone on the west front towers on September 29, 1990, 83 years (to the day) after it was begun.
www.frommers.com /destinations/washingtondc/A21272.html   (716 words)

 Robbins - Washington National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral had built a base of support through a premium fundraising program.
Washington National Cathedral is a National House of Prayer for All People.
The Cathedral is a magnificent, true Gothic building filled with sculpture, carvings, metalwork, paintings, and many other fabulous objects díart, and offers a vast array of activities for educational and spiritual development to people of all ages.
www.lwra.com /wnc.html   (325 words)

 Washington National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral has a 301 foot tall central tower and is settled on top of the tallest hill on the Northwest side of the city.
The National Cathedral is actually located not too far from where Chinelle and I lived while living here the first time.
The official name is the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul and is the world's 6th largest cathedral.
sweb.uky.edu /~mabowd00/cathedral.htm   (133 words)

 ANDROPOGON - Washington National Cathedral
Washington, D.C. The restoration of the Olmsted Woods, a five-acre woodland below Washington National Cathedral, is a multi-year effort spearheaded by the All Hallows Guild.
The Woods have felt the impact of a century's worth of development of the Cathedral Close, beginning with fill deposited from the excavation of the Cathedral itself and continuing with the discharge of stormwater runoff into the former woodland streams.
A Rainstore TM storage bed was installed at the head of a ravine to capture water from the Cathedral roof and slowly release the flows into the channel to feed an ephemeral pool.
www.andropogon.com /hst/washingtonb.htm   (286 words)

 Minnesota State Day at Washington National Cathedral, Sunday Dec. 8, 2002 Rev. Peg Chemberlin, Executive Director of the Minnesota Council of Churches, is guest preacher.
Washington National Cathedral's state days program offers a special welcome to people from each of our fifty states, as the states are honored in turn on Sundays throughout the year.
Washington National Cathedral cherishes its strong ties to the State of Minnesota Ð a state that is rich in its representation throughout the Cathedral:
Completed in 1990, Washington National Cathedral is the world's sixth largest cathedral and was designed and built in the Gothic style.
www.mnchurches.org /news/archives/20021206.10.html   (468 words)

 SkyscraperCity Forums - National Cathedral, Washington DC/USA
Since the first services were held in Bethlehem Chapel, Washington National Cathedral has opened its doors to people of all faiths as they have gathered to worship and pray, to mourn the passing of world leaders, and to confront the pressing moral and social issues of the day.
Washington cathedral is a nice building, but unworthy of a high score.
In 1976, the Cathedral’s nave and west rose window were completed and dedicated in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and president Gerald Ford.
www.skyscrapercity.com /showthread.php?t=117729   (1348 words)

 Transcript of President Bush Prayer Service Remarks on September 14, 2001
On this national day of prayer and remembrance, we ask almighty God to watch over our nation and grant us patience and resolve in all that is to come.
We see our national character in rescuers working past exhaustion, in long lines of blood donors, in thousands of citizens who have asked to work and serve in any way possible.
National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the
www.opm.gov /guidance/09-14-01gwb.htm   (952 words)

 Washington National Cathedral
WASHINGTON -Scores of South Carolinians took part in a major service and celebration Nov. 16 at the landmark Washington National Cathedral, an event that featured a musical performance from 150 men, women and children in the acoustic-rich house of worship.
Theodore Eastman, vicar of Washington National Cathedral, welcomed the visitors, Cathedral officials thanked the NCA’s regional volunteer leaders and association members in South Carolina, part of a network of more than 13,000 people in every state and around the world.
The National Cathedral Association, the organization of friends that supports the cathedral’s ministries, organized South Carolina State Day and invited religious and political leaders and parishoners to take part.
www.first-scots.org /natlcathedral.htm   (795 words)

 Washington National Cathedral, Washington
Like many of Europe's gothic churches, the National Cathedral has a variety of fearsome-looking gargoyles, but with a modern touch - one is a stylized businessman holding a briefcase.
The principal stone used in the construction of the cathedral is Indiana limestone.
This is the second-largest church in the United States, after only the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
www.emporis.com /en/wm/bu?id=119537   (265 words)

Lower belfry Gloria in Excelsis Tower Washington National Cathedral (The Cathedral Church of St.Peter & St.Paul) Mount Saint Alban Massachusetts& Wisconsin Avenues NW Washington, D.C., USA LL: N 38.93061 W 77.07079
The Cathedral Website has a page (under "Music") about the 53-bell carillon in the lower belfry of the Gloria in Excelsis central tower and the 10-bell ring in the upper belfry of the same tower.
The Washington Ringing Society has kindly provided a page of photos and related material on behalf of their visitor from the lower belfry.
www.gcna.org /data/DCWASNC1.HTM   (351 words)

 -- Beliefnet.com
About 3,000 people were at the National Cathedral, the Episcopal church that is a Washington landmark and is often used for government-related events.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (AP) - After a late night of inaugural partying, President Bush attended an early morning prayer service Sunday at historic Washington National Cathedral and officially declared the day one of prayer and thanksgiving.
Jane Holmes Dixon, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, and the Very Rev. Nathan D. Baxter, dean of the cathedral.
www.beliefnet.com /story/63/story_6334_1.html   (607 words)

 Washington National Cathedral Rare Book Library - Religion Collections in Libraries and Archives (Main Reading Room, Library of Congress)
Washington National Cathedral was chartered by the United States Congress in 1893.
Cathedral fabric, stained glass, wrought iron) as well as on all American Episcopal Bishops from 1786 to the present.
The Presidential Papers Collection includes letters (autographed and typed) to the bishops of Washington from Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and transcripts of correspondence between the Bishops of Washington and the presidents of the United States from William McKinley to Bill Clinton.
www.loc.gov /rr/main/religion/crb.html   (1140 words)

 Explore DC: Washington National Cathedral
Like the Gothic cathedrals of Europe upon which it is modeled, the Washington National Cathedral took many years to build - in fact, it took the better part of the 20th century.
The cathedral is one of the world's 10 largest, and is second in size in the US behind only St. John the Divine in New York City.
The 57-acre grounds are nearly as impressive as the cathedral itself, offering a respite form the city and the opportunity to reflect on the spirituality of the building.
www.exploredc.org /index.php?id=179   (536 words)

 BCSD - The Washington National Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys
The Washington National Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, founded in 1909, is currently one of very few cathedral choirs of men and boys in the United States with an affiliated school, in the English tradition.
The Washington Cathedral Choir sings a varied repertoire, from Gregorian chant, early music by English and Continental masters, 18th and 19th century sacred compositions, to works by contemporary American and British composers.
The men of the choir are professional musicians from the greater Washington area and sing countertenor, tenor, and bass to complete the choir.
www.boysoloist.com /artist.asp?VID=977   (514 words)

 Washington National Cathedral's Girl Choristers
The Washington National Cathedral of Men and Girls was instituted in the fall of 1997, after several years of careful preparation by the cathedral and its sister institution, the National Cathedral School for Girls.
In the brief time of their existence, the Girl Choristers have already made their mark on the worship lives of both the cathedral and the school and, as of the 2000-2001 school term, are singing as many weekday and Sunday services as the Boy Choristers.
Each year, the choir participates in special services of national ecumenical importance, such as the Celebration of Full Communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service, or the National Prayer Service on September 14, 2001.
www.chestnuthillpres.org /music/choristers.html   (346 words)

 AD Project Profile: Washington National Cathedral
The Washington National Cathedral is more than a place of worship.
Washington National Cathedral - Washington, D.C. Project type:
Ten years after the Cathedral’s completion, it was already time to replace the sound system because it was installed twenty years before and had outlived its lifecycle.
www.acousticdimensions.com /profiles/wnc.htm   (237 words)

President George Washington's idea for a “great church of national purpose” was included in Pierre L'Enfant's 1791 Plans for the City of Washington.
It is the sixth largest cathedral in the world and second largest in the nation after St. John's Cathedral in New York City.
Hundreds of stonecutters worked on the cathedral throughout its long period of construction.
www.keepingapace.com /blogarchives/travel/washington_national_cathedral_1992.php   (496 words)

 Washington National Cathedral
The official name for the Washington National Cathedral is the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul although it goes by many aliases including The Protestant Episcopal Cathedral, The Washington Cathedral, and The National Cathedral.
Owned by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, it was President Benjamin Harrison who, in 1893, signed the charter, granted by congress, allowing the establishment of a cathedral and institutions of higher learning in the District of Columbia.
When President George Washington commissioned Major Pierre l’Enfant to design an overall plan for Washington D.C. the Major also included in his plan a church, “intended for national purposes, such as public prayer, thanksgiving, funeral orations, etc., and assigned to the special use of no particular Sect or denomination, but equally open to all.”
www.viamediausa.org /cathedra.html   (250 words)

 Family Travel Forum - Washington DC's National Cathedral
Washington, DC's National Cathedral is an architecturally dramatic monument to Christianity, past presidents and current events, as well as an engaging center for Medieval crafts and ways.
In a city better known for museums and hot air, the Washington National Cathedral provides a breath of fresh air from a hill overlooking the city.
Family Travel Forum - Washington DC's National Cathedral
www.familytravelforum.com /articles/p/71:12126/article/10747   (154 words)

 Cathedral College - Home
The Cathedral College expands the educational ministries of the College of Preachers and Washington National Cathedral.
The Cathedral College is based in a residential conference center on the grounds of Washington National Cathedral and offers:
Whether your spiritual journey has been characterized by convictions or questions, the people and programs you will discover through the Cathedral College will change and deepen the way you think, imagine, pray, and enact your faith.
www.cathedralcollege.org   (138 words)

 Washington National Cathedral - Olmsted Woods :washingtonpost.com
Olmsted Woods, a five-acre urban woodland situated at the base of Washington National Cathedral, is one such oasis.
WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL -- Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW.The All Hallows Guild sponsors volunteer work days, woods walks and bird walks as part of its Olmsted Woods Restoration and Stewardship Project.
Bordered by the Cathedral on one side and by St. Albans School on the other, Olmsted Woods was part of the landscape designer's original plan for the grounds, called the Cathedral Close.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn?node=cityguide/profile&id=1083993   (773 words)

 Stone Carvers Guild - Member: Patrick Plunkett
In 1975, he was offered a position as stone carver at Washington National Cathedral, where he worked under the careful eye of two master carvers on such projects as Frederick Hart's three "Creation" sculptures over the west doors.
Plunkett remained at Washington Cathedral until its completion and dedication in 1990.
He gained his first restoration experience in Nottingham working on country churches and city banks, then graduated to the prestigious restoration team for the 700-year old Salisbury Cathedral, where, over a tenure of 7 years, he gained invaluable restoration skills and instructed new apprentices in the arts of traditional masonry.
stonecarversguild.com /m_plunkett.htm   (164 words)

 Washington National Cathedral To Host World’s Largest Gay Church Group
Washington National Cathedral, at Woodley and Wisconsin Avenues, Washington, DC.
Media Note: Washington National Cathedral is a unique institution.
It is also where the nation has come to mourn tragedies, the loss of national leaders and also to celebrate great national moments.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2005/10/emw303247.htm   (470 words)

 Washington National Cathedral Washington, D.C. Sights & Activities Fodor's Online Travel Guide
Construction of Washington National Cathedral -- the sixth-largest cathedral in the world -- started in 1907 and finished in 1990, when the building was consecrated.
Like its 14th-century Gothic counterparts, the stunning National Cathedral (officially the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul) has a nave, flying buttresses, transepts, and vaults that were built stone by stone.
The cathedral is Episcopalian but has held services of many denominations, as well as state events such as the funerals of presidents.
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 Washington National Cathedral Open House
The Washington National Cathedral is one of my favorite DC spots.
Washington National Cathedral Open House - Washington, DC (September 28, 2002)
The highlight was when we stood inside the Cathedral and the Washington Scottish Pipes and Drums of St Andrews Society marched in playing.
mywebpages.comcast.net /sabrina.montesa/NatlCathedral/NatlCathedral.htm   (127 words)

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