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August 20, 2015
During Dean Gary Hall’s tenure, the cathedral began charging an admission fee for visitors and announced it was available to rent for corporate events.
August 18, 2015
Gary Hall announced he will step down as dean on Dec. 31 – two years early — saying the prominent Episcopal cathedral needs major financial and programmatic changes
July 10, 2015
(This piece originally appeared at First Things) The Dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., which is an Episcopal Church institution but serves as a place for national religious pageantry, wants to remove…
June 19, 2015
Church officials and congregations ranging from retired Episcopal Church Bishop Gene Robinson to several downtown congregations were on-hand for gay pride events this past weekend.
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.