A post about the National Cathedral

It's in Washington, DC. The name makes it sound like it's crossing that Church v. State line, but it's not like it's the president's church or anything.

It's an Episcopalian church, with a large staff of volunteers to show people around. It was begun in the 1900s and finished in the 1990s, if I remember right.

Even though it's a working church, it's also a tourist attraction, which means you're snapping pictures between people kneeling in prayer, and families posing for a group photo, which feels weird.

There's bits of carving everywhere, which is handy if you need something to look at during a sermon (not that I'm not listening, it's just uncomfortable staring at someone that long).

Because it's a tourist attraction as well as a church, it has a gift shop.

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2 Responses to A post about the National Cathedral

  1. Laurie says:

    They filmed an episode of The West Wing there, called "Two Cathedrals". It was a very powerful episode, made more so by the setting.

  2. a says:

    Also, Bush was prohibited from utilizing it as his personal pulpit.

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