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National Cathedral's Christmas Celebrations

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Washington National Cathedral is known as the spiritual home for the nation. The Cathedral is a national treasure as well as architecturally stunning. It was beautifully built to inspire. Inside the Cathedral the artwork and exhibits tell the story of American faith.

The outside has wonderful gardens you can explore. You can even peer with gargoyles from the city’s highest point.

The National Cathedral is a place for spiritual enrichment and it is a place open to all.

Saturday, December 21, at 10 AM, the National Cathedral will hold its Bethlehem Prayer Service.

There will be prayers, readings, and hymns alternating between Washington, D.C., and Palestine live via the Internet. Through this experience people of different lands, languages, and ethnic backgrounds will be able to share the celebration of the birth of the Jesus.

At 2 PM the Christmas Pageant begins. Children, grandchildren, and other special youngsters are invited to participate in the annual Christmas pageant celebrating the Nativity.

Participants dressed as shepherds, angels, and animals help tell the story of the Messiah’s birth. Families are asked to arrive in costume in the nave for a 1:30 pm brief rehearsal prior to the pageant. The pageant begins at 2 pm and lasts approximately one hour. Halos are available for those in need of a little costume assistance.

Remember to bring your cameras for this lovely telling of the true meaning of Christmas.

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