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Where Two or Three are Gathered: Prayer at the National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral Yesterday Washington National Cathedral was quiet. Just a group of 10th graders from Alabama and a few small clutches of pilgrims wandering the nave. I had been to the Cathedral several times before, but I’d never been on my own without an agenda, so I relished the opportunity to inspect and dissect every detail.

The Lewis & Clark Window

I sat quietly before the Space Window contemplating the cosmos and that tiny piece of moon rock set into the window. I stood in the alcove devoted to Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee -- memorialized in glass and stone -- and wondered at the courage and convictions of both men. I had the observation deck all to myself and got up close and personal with the cathedral’s flying buttresses, gargoyles, and grotesques.

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