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Washington National Cathedral - November Calendar

 

Events and Programs

 

A Thinking Person’s Take on Christianity with a Mystical Twist

Lecture

Wednesday, November 17, 7:30 pm

Marcus Borg, bestselling author and scholar will discuss his personal spiritual paradigm shift, from conventional Christian to closet atheist to intentional Christian, brought on by “eyes-open” mystical experiences. Come and learn while Borg explains his unique views on Christianity. Tickets: $15 regular, $13 NCA members, $8 seniors/students. Call (800) 937-8728 for reservations, (202) 537-2221 for more information.

 

A Spiritual Toolkit for Your Creative Life

Workshop

Saturday, November 20, 10 am-4 pm

Join artist Julia Cameron during this one-day workshop featuring questions and practices that help to unlock your creativity. Cameron’s bestsellers The Artist’s Way and The Right to Write have sparked a new human potential movement centered on creativity. Tickets: $75 regular, $68 NCA members, $38 seniors/students. Call (800) 937-8728 for reservations, (202) 537-2221 for more information.

 

Family Saturday Program: Mr. Lewis, Mr. Clark, and Me

Saturday, November 20, 10-11:30 am, noon-1:30 pm.

Bring your binoculars, bring your compass, and bring your map. It’s exploration time! Become an explorer as you search the Cathedral for famous explorers and hidden treasures. Ages: 4-8. Fee: $6 per child with adult. Call (202) 537-2934 for reservations.

 

Cathedral Crossroads

Labyrinth, discussion, and prayer

Tuesday, November 30, 6:30-8:45 pm

The public is invited to walk a 20-foot canvas labyrinth assembled in the Cathedral’s nave, engage in a discussion program, centering prayer, or arts program. Come take part in one or all of the activities. Free and open to the public.

 

Arts and Culture

(Exhibitions, Concerts, Tours)

Close-Up Tour: Patriots in the Cathedral

Sunday, November 14, 1:30 pm

Washington National Cathedral is unique among the great cathedrals of the world in that it tells stories from American history and speaks of the American perspective. This tour explores depictions of patriots, statesmen and heroes from George Washington to the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima in the stained glass, needlework, and carvings of the Cathedral. No reservations are required. Meet at the west end docent station, nave level. Fee: $5. Call (202) 537-5700 for more information.

 

Annual Crèche Exhibit: Come and Behold Him

Monday, November 22, 2004 - Sunday, January 9, 2005

Monday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm

For more than ten years the Cathedral has been exhibiting nativity scenes from its collection of crèches from around the world. These scenes are created from materials as varied as straw and porcelain, and come from cultures as diverse as those of South American and Asia. These colorful sets demonstrate the many ways this story is told the world over. Rare Book Library Exhibit Room, main level. Free and open to the public.

 

Organ Recitals in the Great Choir

Join us on the following Sundays at 5 pm. Free and open to the public.

November

14 Antonius Bittman New Brunswick, NJ

28 Scott Hanoian Washington, DC

 

Guest Prelude Choirs

Join us before the 11am Eucharist on the following Sundays at 10:30 am. Free and open to the public:

November

14 The Bath Church Chancel Choir Bath, OH

21 Raleigh Boy Choir Raleigh, NC

28 The Jubilate Children’s Choir Lake Forest, IL

 

 

 

Worship

All Souls’ Day Liturgy with Duruflé Requiem

Tuesday, November 2, 8 pm

The Cathedral Choir of Men and Girl’s, led by Director Michael McCarthy, will sing the Requiem by Maurice Duruflé during this special worship service. Free and open to the public.

 

United States Marine Corps Anniversary Service

Sunday, November 7, 4 pm

This annual worship service commemorates the 229th anniversary of the United States Marine Corps. Free and open to the public.

 

North Carolina Major State Day

Sunday, November 21, 11 am

North Carolina residents, natives living in the metro area, state religious leaders and elected officials are invited to attend a special service honoring the people and the state of North Carolina. The Right Reverend Clifton Daniel III, Episcopal Bishop of East Carolina and the Right Reverend J. Gary Gloster, Bishop Suffragan of North Carolina will participate in the service and Maria Teresa Palmer, founding pastor of Iglesia Unida De Cristo (United Church of Christ) in Orange County, North Carolina will be the guest preacher.

 

Thanksgiving Day Service with Holy Communion

Thursday, November 25, 10 am

Come worship and give thanks for all of your blessings. The Rt. Rev. A. Theodore Eastman will celebrate and the Rev. Canon W. Bruce McPherson will preach. The Choir of Men and Boys will sing at this service that will include scripture and Americana-themed readings. Free and open to the public.

 

Holy Eucharist and Advent Preaching Series

Sunday, November 28, 11 am

The Rt. Rev. Chester L. Talton, Episcopal bishop suffragan of Los Angeles will serve as the first guest preacher in this annual series.

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