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The View From Here: A Reflective Writing Workshop with Mary Hall Surface Sunday September 19 2021 at 4:00 PM

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Discover the power of contemplative looking and reflective writing in this 90-minute online workshop. Guided by the founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s Writing Salon, Mary Hall Surface, participants will slow down, look closely, wonder and write inspired by Hughie Lee-Smith's intriguing painting, The Beach. See with new eyes and strengthen your resilience and hope as we look outwardly at art and inwardly through writing for personal and spiritual growth. Designed for everyone, not just “writers." A Zoom link and password along with any relevant materials for the program will be sent to you before the program.

Halfway There: 10 Years After the Quake Thursday September 23 2021 at 7:00 PM

× Ten years after the Mineral, Va., earthquake, the Cathedral is still working to repair the damage. Join us for a conversation between Academy Award-winning documentarian Marjorie Hunt and the Cathedral’s master mason Joe Alonso and stone carvers Sean Callahan and Andy Uhl as they recount their experiences from the day the Cathedral shook, and the work they are doing to restore this Gothic masterpiece. Free, donations requested.

Virtual Discussion

Cathedral Day Picnic Sunday September 26 2021 at 12:30 PM

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Welcome Home! Join the Congregation's picnic after the 11:15 am service to celebrate Cathedral Day. The festivities will include music by our Cathedral Band, BBQ with a vegan/gluten free option, and an adult beverage in our collectible purple cups. We'll see you at the amphitheater along Pilgrim Road!

Cathedral Day Organ Recital Sunday September 26 2021 at 6:00 PM

× Join the Cathedral’s own world-class organist, Thomas Sheehan, for an afternoon of dynamic and inspiring music inspired by Cathedrals around the world. Settle in for an unforgettable afternoon of awe-inspiring music, surrounded by the soaring walls and glimmering stained-glass windows of our beloved Cathedral.

Featuring contemporary and classical works by Dorothy Papadakos, Thomas J. Crawford, Edouard Silas and Julius Reubke.

Virtual Concert

My Name is Pauli Murray: Film Screening and Panel Discussion Thursday September 30 2021 at 7:00 PM

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Pauli Murray is of the most influential figures in American 20th century history. It’s time you learn their name. Ordained at the National Cathedral in 1977, Pauli Murray finished their professional life as an Episcopal priest. This unique discussion at the National Cathedral will explore Pauli’s activism as both groundbreaking for human rights and a lifelong expression of faith. Guests who are feeling unwell or believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 may not attend the event. All guests must comply with all applicable state, county, local laws, and Cathedral requirements. Masks are required. This program will be held in-person at the Cathedral.

Foundational Spiritual Practices, Paths of Prayer: Silence Sunday October 3 2021 at 4:00 PM

× What do clergy and therapists, neuroscientists and physicians agree on? Spiritual practices are good for our mental, physical, and spiritual health. But what is a spiritual practice? How do we find one that “works” for us or what do we do when our long-term practice is feeling dry? Join us as we explore foundational spiritual practices and the myriad of ways we can engage in intentional disciplines that connect us more deeply to the Holy and to our true selves. Join us for one, some or all of the sessions. All sessions will include time for teaching, practice, and conversation.

Sunday, October 3, 4 – 5:30 pm
Silence

Silence is God’s first language. – John of the Cross
Consider the difference between practices of intention and attention as we learn about the many ways we can incorporate a practice of intentional silence into our lives.

Virtual Event

Honoring Elie Wiesel (Attend in Person) Tuesday October 12 2021 at 7:00 PM

× Washington National Cathedral and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, in conjunction with the Elie Wiesel Foundation, co-convene this program celebrating Elie Wiesel’s legacy as a Holocaust survivor, teacher, and international voice of conscience. At this time of rising antisemitism, racism, and targeted group violence, a reminder of his commitment to human rights is both timely and necessary. Jon Meacham, the Cathedral’s Canon historian, hosts leaders from multiple generations for a discussion on Elie Wiesel and efforts to continue his legacy.

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Honoring Elie Wiesel (Virtual Event) Tuesday October 12 2021 at 7:00 PM

× Washington National Cathedral and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, in conjunction with the Elie Wiesel Foundation, co-convene this program celebrating Elie Wiesel’s legacy as a Holocaust survivor, teacher, and international voice of conscience. At this time of rising antisemitism, racism, and targeted group violence, a reminder of his commitment to human rights is both timely and necessary. Jon Meacham, the Cathedral’s Canon historian, hosts leaders from multiple generations for a discussion on Elie Wiesel and efforts to continue his legacy.

VIRTUAL EVENT

Anti-Semitism, Christianity, and the Holocaust: Reckoning with the Past and Working in the Present Thursday October 14 2021 at 2:00 PM

× Building upon the dedication of the Elie Wiesel carving, this afternoon workshop will explore the long entangled history of antisemitism and Christianity, its implications during the Holocaust, and some of the ways that contemporary theologians, faith leaders, and educators address these legacies today. The workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about this history. We especially welcome faith leaders, professionals, and educators from all religious backgrounds.

This workshop will be held in-person at the Cathedral.

Foundational Spiritual Practices, Paths of Prayer: Sabbath Sunday October 17 2021 at 4:00 PM

× What do clergy and therapists, neuroscientists and physicians agree on? Spiritual practices are good for our mental, physical, and spiritual health. But what is a spiritual practice? How do we find one that “works” for us or what do we do when our long-term practice is feeling dry? Join us as we explore foundational spiritual practices and the myriad of ways we can engage in intentional disciplines that connect us more deeply to the Holy and to our true selves. Join us for one, some or all of the sessions. All sessions will include time for teaching, practice, and conversation.

Sunday, October 17, 4 – 5:30 pm
Sabbath

Like a path through the forest, Sabbath creates a marker for ourselves so, if we are lost, we can find our way back to our center. – Wayne Muller
Learn about the religious root of sabbath in various traditions and discover ways to incorporate moments of rest and re-creation into your life whether you have a minute, an hour, or a day.

Virtual Event

Foundational Spiritual Practices, Paths of Prayer: Connection Sunday October 31 2021 at 4:00 PM

× What do clergy and therapists, neuroscientists and physicians agree on? Spiritual practices are good for our mental, physical, and spiritual health. But what is a spiritual practice? How do we find one that “works” for us or what do we do when our long-term practice is feeling dry? Join us as we explore foundational spiritual practices and the myriad of ways we can engage in intentional disciplines that connect us more deeply to the Holy and to our true selves. Join us for one, some or all of the sessions. All sessions will include time for teaching, practice, and conversation.

Sunday, October 31, 4 – 5:30 pm
Connection

Your soul in its brightness and belonging connects you intimately with the rhythm of the universe. – John O’Donohue
Discover practices that help us connect with our selves and with creation and see how as we grow more connected to God, we also grow more connected to one another.

Virtual Event

Foundational Spiritual Practices, Paths of Prayer: Practices of Creativity Sunday November 14 2021 at 4:00 PM

× What do clergy and therapists, neuroscientists and physicians agree on? Spiritual practices are good for our mental, physical, and spiritual health. But what is a spiritual practice? How do we find one that “works” for us or what do we do when our long-term practice is feeling dry? Join us as we explore foundational spiritual practices and the myriad of ways we can engage in intentional disciplines that connect us more deeply to the Holy and to our true selves. Join us for one, some or all of the sessions. All sessions will include time for teaching, practice, and conversation.

Sunday, November 14, 4 – 5:30 pm
Practices of Creativity

When we move toward our own creativity, we move toward our Creator. When we seek to become more spiritual, we find ourselves becoming more creative. – Julia Cameron
Explore simple creative practices that move you towards a better understanding of yourself and a deeper relationship with the Creator.

Virtual Event

Cathedral Grounds Photography/Escorted Video Permit

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Permitting Fees for Photography and Escorted Videography

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2022

× Monday, July 25 to Saturday, August 6, 2022
Sponsored by Washington National Cathedral Cathedral Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage, Led by The Reverend Canon John L. Peterson, Canon Iyad Qumri, local guide & instructor, and Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith

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.