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February 6, 2015
United Methodist and Episcopal Church officials recently joined together at the National Cathedral to mark an agreement bringing the two denominations closer.
November 14, 2014
For the first time, the Episcopal Church’s Washington National Cathedral has hosted a Muslim service of Friday prayers at the landmark national church.
September 6, 2014
On Wednesday September 3rd, a group of mainline churches and Christian organizations organized a National Service of Mourning in remembrance of the lives lost in the recent Israel-Gaza conflict at Calvary Baptist Church. Located…
August 22, 2014
The Washington National Cathedral is soliciting proposals for corporations and non-profit groups to lease its premises.
June 25, 2014
The Episcopal Church’s embrace of transgenderism is part of God’s “project of revelation” according to the first transgender person to preach at the Washington National Cathedral.
January 18, 2014
The Washington National Cathedral represents many things to many people. A Christian cathedral, a house of worship, a dignified place for prayer, solemn choirs, and, apparently now, pay-as-you-go tai-chi, yoga, and football practice in the nave? The Very Rev. Gary Hall, the Cathedral dean, says “why not?”. In a move shocking to even veteran TEC watchers, The Episcopal Church’s most famous national monument transforms itself from a reverent house of prayer to a Neo-Gothic shell in which all manner of non-Christian activities are permitted for those willing to pay for the privilege.
October 4, 2013
In the wake of an emerging consensus among journalists that Matthew Shepard was not murdered in a hate crime due to his sexual identity, The Episcopal Church’s determination to continue their uncritical support for the false narrative that portrays him as a gay martyr serves only to politicize a horrific tragedy.
September 30, 2013
The quiet majesty and dignified reverence of the National Cathedral’s Choral Evensong service stands as a moving reminder of all that is most holy and laudable in the Anglican tradition, and all within this tradition that the Episcopal Church has now lost.
August 8, 2013
Fogged in? Recent comments in a Washington Post profile of National Cathedral Dean Gary Hall indicated that visibility of area churches might be limited from atop Mount Saint Alban’s. (Photo Credit: The Washington Post/Getty…
August 7, 2013
Liberal Episcopal Church elites often seem determined to fulfill caricatures of themselves. The Very Rev. Gary Hall, new dean of Washington’s prominent National Cathedral, does so fulsomely, gregariously, wonderfully in a recent Washington Post profile by Sally Quinn. They met in his favorite French restaurant near the magnificent Gothic edifice, which hosts so many solemn pageants of American civil religion.
July 2, 2013
By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court “essentially gutted” the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and recalls the infamous Fugitive Slave Act of the 1850s, according to the dean of…
June 27, 2013
By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Washington National Cathedral officials hosted a special service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons the day of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that struck down the Defense of Marriage…