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Prayer and serendipity

So we went to the National Cathedral while we were on a family vacation in Washington.  I highly recommend you visit this amazing place if you every have the opportunity.  171 more words

6/10: 百年圣堂 - 国家大教堂 (National Cathedral)

现代大多数国家都有政教分离的原则,但美国继承于欧洲的基督教传统源远流长,广泛影响着私人及公众生活的很多方面。早在十八世纪末制订华盛顿规划时,设计师朗方就在特区西北部的圣阿尔班丘预设了一块【用于国家目的】的宗教空间。规划后约一百年的十九世纪末,美国圣公会决定在华盛顿开设一个独立于马里兰的教区,教徒们便以此为契机开始为新教区筹备一座教堂。华盛顿国家大教堂的故事就是从这里开始的。

国家大教堂的全称为【华盛顿市教区圣彼得及圣保罗主教座堂】。所谓主教座堂,就是基督教教区体系里一个区的首席教堂。华盛顿的国家大教堂是世界第六,北美第二大的主教座堂。它的宏伟在特区非常显眼:教堂钟楼的地面高度为91米,逊于市中心的方尖碑,但由于教堂建在小丘之上,钟楼顶端的海拔高度206米则是特区的制高点,在周边的马里兰和佛吉尼亚地区都能看见。而教堂东西主轴长有十分之一英里,几乎能把方尖碑放倒了装进去。大教堂全部由石灰岩筑成,石块间用砂浆接合,没有金属或木制的承重结构。这座重达15万吨的圣殿从1907年西奥多罗斯福总统奠基开始, 1977年西墙玫瑰窗在卡特总统和英国女王伊丽莎白二世见证下开光,经过工匠们83年的精雕细琢后,终于于1990年由老布什为其安上了最后一块尖顶石,其间跨越了两次世界大战、美苏争霸、以及15位美国总统。

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Work Continues To Repair National Cathedral

WASHINGTON (WJZ) — It’s been three years since the East Coast earthquake struck Maryland and Washington DC. Now work is finally being done to make repairs on one of the capital’s centerpieces. 294 more words

News

Washington, D.C.: What to See and What to Skip

Everyone knows the basics when it comes to visiting the nation’s capital—see the White House, the Capitol, Supreme Court, the monuments—but the locals know there’s a lot more that is worth checking out. 1,040 more words

Transgender priest preaches at Washington's National Cathedral

(Reuters) – An Episcopal chaplain on Sunday became the first openly transgender priest to preach at the historic National Cathedral in Washington D.C.

The Reverend Dr. 248 more words

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Transgender Priest Preaching in the National Cathedral Pulpit is an Abomination and Will Desecrate It

An openly transgender Episcopal priest is set to preach at Washington National Cathedral.

Christian

Studying Our Nation's History Together

By Anastasia Gruper

Did you know Rhode Island is spelled incorrectly in The Constitution? Neither did I until Cody pointed it out at The National Archive.   224 more words