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National Cathedral eliminating 25 positions because of COVID-19 impact

A letter yesterday from Dean Randy Hollerith announces that Washington National Cathedral will be eliminating 13 full-time and 12 part-time positions because of the impact of COVID-19:

“The coronavirus closures have upended life at institutions large and small, including here at the Cathedral, even as we have been able to successfully adapt our offerings to an online environment.

“The question before us now is how we keep that original vision thriving as the Cathedral weathers this […]

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Washington National Cathedral dean calls to remove Confederate-commemorating stained glass

The Very Reverend Gary Hall, dean of Washington National Cathedral, has announced that the cathedral will be removing two stained glass windows, installed in 1953, that honor Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and include the Confederate flag:

“The Cathedral installed these windows, in part, because its leadership at the time hoped they would foster reconciliation between parts of the nation that had been divided by the Civil War. Because this Cathedral is the ‘national’ cathedral, it sought to […]

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The passing of Jayne Meadows; the resurrection of a cathedral for racial healing

Her childhood was spent in China, as the daughter of missionaries, her father an Episcopal priest who held Easter services during the Communist rule, despite death threats. When she came to Rhode Island, she spoke three languages including English and Mandarin. The family left China after a bomb landed on their dining room table:

…there was one event in 1926 that ultimately convinced the family that it was time to go. In trying to stop communist leader Mao Tse-Tung from gaining […]

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Order barring protesters outside Denver cathedral stands

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case barring protesters from disrupting services at St. John’s Cathedral in Denver.

A few years ago, a group of anti-abortion protesters took to picketing outside the cathedral, showing graphic images of aborted fetuses. This was especially disturbing on Palm Sunday and at other times when parishioners, including small children, were outdoors. From the Denver

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