Mystery Worshipper: M. Luther.The church: Washington National Cathedral (Cathedral Church of St Peter & St Paul), USA.Denomination: Episcopal Church in the USA.The building: Washington Cathedral is probably the last pure gothic, stone-on-stone construction in the world. It is the seat of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church and that of the Bishop of Washington. The building has many unusual features, not least of which is a stained glass window with a Moon rock in it. Many of the carved stone details show people and events in American history, including a stone boss which depicts the ride of Paul Revere. Various bishops and one president (Wilson) are buried in the cathedral, as well as Helen Keller.The neighbourhood: The cathedral is surrounded by large grounds, which include a contempletive garden. The larger neighborhood is residential, apparently middle to upper-middle class. The residence of the Vice President of the United States is just down the street.The cast: Quite a parade: Rev Canon Frank M. Harron, II, Celebrant; Rev Canon Barbara T. Duncan, Gospeller; Rev Canon Erica B. Wood, Assistant; Rev Canon Patricia M. Thomas, Preacher.
1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.