National Cathedral

If you’re in D.C., the National Cathedral is really worth visiting. If nothing else, it’s the sixth largest cathedral in the world–in a city full of monuments, it really is immense. If not, well, I have some pictures for you. From the outside:

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View from the back of the cathedral:

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Some of the upper level glasswork:

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Themes of peace and unity from the Henry White Bay:

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From the Humanitarian Bay:

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From the Kellog Bay:

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Nave on the west side of the cathedral:

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David and Goliath Tapestries from St. Mary’s Chapel:

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Altar of St. Mary’s:

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View from the High Altar:

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The High Altar:

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Wordwork from the High Altar seating:

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St. John’s Chapel:

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Children’s Chapel:

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Pulpit at the Crossing:

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View from the Crossing:

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Not sure, but I like it (might be the Baptism Bay):

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Abraham Lincoln:

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He writes letters:

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The Maryland Bay:

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Drums in repose:

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Window from the George Washington Bay:

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The Warren Bay, with symbols of law (Charles, not Earl, Warren):

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Sofa cushion celebrating space exploration:

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Chapel of St. Jospeh of Arimathea:

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Helen Keller’s internment:

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A parting view of the west side of the cathedral:

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4 Responses to National Cathedral

  1. Gingerbaker says:

    Very heartening to know we have a National Cathedral, which proclaims itself ” to serve as the spiritual home for the nation”, is officially quasi-Catholic and, I imagine, pays no taxes. For a while there, I thought the those militant atheists were trying to erect some sort of wall between church and state.

  2. Canalon says:

    Since, according to our Mad Biologist, it seems this is a place of internment (at least for Helen Keller and her lifelong companion Anne Macy), it appears it is not actually a church, but rather one more, albeit beautiful, jail in the glorious US of A. And it seems built to keep you in this life, and probably the next…

  3. kevskos says:

    Its an Episcopalian church. My mother performed there several times with a church choir when I was growing up. All of those photos and you did not include the window celebrating the first lunar landing and including a moon rock. I don’t know how to link but if you search National Cathedral moon rock window. The best in the Cathedral IMHO.

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