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Washington National Cathedral Ponders Sale of Rare Books
Washington Post ^ | June 5, 2010 | Anne Gowen

Posted on 06/05/2010 6:40:17 AM PDT by tellw

Over the past two years, economic hard times have loomed as large at Washington National Cathedral as the Gothic spires that grace the city's skyline.

The cathedral has slashed its budget from $27 to $13 million, outsourcing its gift shop operation and shuttering its popular greenhouse and its continuing education college for clergy. Three rounds of layoffs have reduced the staff from 170 to 70, including, at the end of this month, the cathedral's conservator and the liturgist who oversaw the April memorial service for civil rights pioneer Dorothy Height.

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TOPICS: Current Events; Mainline Protestant; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: cathedral; episcopal; mainline; national
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To: AnalogReigns

I couldn’t agree more!


21 posted on 06/05/2010 11:18:14 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Xenalyte

Ditto


22 posted on 06/05/2010 11:41:08 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: AnalogReigns


This sculpture above the main entrance to the cathdral is called,
ironically, I think, “Creation” even though it bears no resemblance to
the biblical account.

Great sculpture.
But you ain’t gonna’ see something like that at a church here in
flyover country.

Even at an Episcopalian congregation!


23 posted on 06/05/2010 11:58:28 AM PDT by VOA
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