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In the Name of Love: Resources for an At-Home Retreat for the Feast of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

× At-Home Retreat and Online Follow-Up Discussion

Discussion Saturday, April 11, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm EST (you will receive a Zoom invitation by email prior to the discussion)

Haydn Festival: The String Quartet Tuesday May 19 2020 at 7:30 PM

× The Cathedral’s Haydn Festival begins with an appropriate bow to Franz Joseph Haydn as the king of the string quartet. Haydn’s more than 60 quartets are extraordinary and unique in creativity and texture. Featuring the Diderot String Quartet, the Cathedral’s Quartet-in-Residence, tonight’s program presents Haydn’s String Quartet in C Major, Op 33 known as 'The Bird', paired with the final work written by Felix Mendelssohn, his quartet in f minor, Op. 80.

Artmaking As Spiritual Practice Sunday May 24 2020 at 2:30 PM

× This spring, explore artmaking and spiritual practice on the grounds of Washington National Cathedral. Each week combines a spiritual discipline (silence, observing nature, intentional movement, meditation) with art making activities. Using a variety of materials, craft images as a response to your surroundings and senses. Each session engages a different discipline and location within the Cathedral so come to one or all of the programs. No previous experience with art or contemplation is necessary, only curiosity and a willingness to engage the creative process.

Haydn Festival: The Piano Sonata Wednesday May 27 2020 at 7:30 PM

× Franz Joseph Haydn wrote some 60 Piano Sonatas, all of which exhibit the same evolution in compositional style that we see in his string quartets. Tonight’s program, led by the incomparable French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, will explore Haydn’s piano sonatas in the grand yet intimate surroundings of the Cathedral’s Great Choir, just as Haydn would have intended.

Haydn Festival: Lord Nelson Mass Saturday May 30 2020 at 7:30 PM

× Combining the forces of French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, the Post Classical Ensemble and Cathedra, we invite you to explore and celebrate what happens when Franz Joseph Haydn works on a larger canvass. His extraordinary piano concerto exhibits his mastery of orchestral color and creativity, and his “Lord Nelson” Mass – probably the finest of his Mass settings – offers a sense of the works that flowed from the patronage of the church.

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2020

× Friday, August 14 to Wednesday, August 26 2020 (including travel days)
Sponsored by Washington National Cathedral Cathedral Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage, Led by The Reverend Canon John L. Peterson and Canon Iyad Qumri, local guide & instructor

For thousands of years, pilgrims have journeyed to the Holy Land to experience God in real and tangible ways. Retrace Jesus’ steps, follow the paths of martyrs and the early Church, and see the Bible with fresh eyes in the land where God dwelt among us.

Enlightenment: Facing Death or Coping With Death Thursday October 1 2020 at 7:00 PM

× Join mystic/healer Susan Beilby Magee as she leads a full-moon meditation that illustrates our impact as we walk in the world radiating our light.

All spiritual seekers are welcome. No experience is necessary.

Enlightenment: Healing the World Monday November 2 2020 at 7:00 PM

× Join mystic/healer Susan Beilby Magee as she leads a full-moon meditation that illustrates our impact as we walk in the world radiating our light.

All spiritual seekers are welcome. No experience is necessary.

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