by Allen Fitzpatrick | Nov 14, 2022
Join us to commemorate the life and legacy of Matthew Shepard, on what would have been his forty-sixth birthday, with an evening service of song and prayer and the dedication of a portrait of Matthew by artist Kelly Latimore [https://kellylatimoreicons.com/] commissioned by LGBTQ members of the Cathedral staff. Matthew’s parents, Dennis and Judy Shepard, will join the service in St. Joseph’s Chapel, where Matthew is interred. The chapel will also be open from 2:00-5:00 pm for reflection and prayer with the portrait of Matthew on display and the Shepards on hand to greet visitors. The Cathedral’s online Morning Prayer on December 1 will be offered in remembrance of Matthew and led by the Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson.
by Allen Fitzpatrick | Oct 28, 2022
“The past several years have reminded me that there are many people who don’t know much about Matthew’s story despite the close connection here at the Cathedral.” – Rev. Patrick L. Keyser, Priest Associate National Cathedral
The Meaning of Matthew is more than a retelling of horrific injustice that brought the reality of inequality and homophobia into the American consciousness. It is an unforgettable and inspiring account of how one ordinary woman turned an unthinkable tragedy into a vital message for the world.
Join the LGBTQIA Alliance for a discussion of Judy Shepard’s book “The Meaning of Matthew: My Son’s Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed.” Lead by The Rev. Patrick L. Keyser, Priest Associate.
This is a hybrid event available both online via Zoom or in person at National Cathedral’s Library. Free Registration: tinyurl.com/TheMeaningOfMatthewS
by Allen Fitzpatrick | Aug 4, 2022
Washington National Cathedral honors the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment, with our yearly Blessing of the Animals service on the Cathedral’s west steps. All critters and their caretakers are invited to gather on the Cathedral’s west steps for a special blessing. Join us before or after to enjoy food truck offerings and live music, and be on the lookout for some special animal guests.
Food trucks and music: 12:30-3:00
by Allen Fitzpatrick | Jan 6, 2022
Catherine Manhardt and David Frederick Potter will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate at Washington National Cathedral. All who wish may attend. The service will also be live-streamed.
by Allen Fitzpatrick | Jan 4, 2022
Dean Hollerith hosts happiness expert Dr. Arthur Brooks and Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner for a conversation on healing our economy. As “essential workers” provided food, transportation, and more during COVID-19, wealth increased for many. Explore faithful responses to the wealth gap.