Special Service

Honoring Matthew Shepard—A Celebration and Plaque Dedication

Monday, December 2, 2019 | 7:00pm

Join Washington National Cathedral and the Matthew Shepard Foundation for a ceremony of inspiration, celebration and song as we dedicate the Matthew Shepard Memorial Plaque. Elevated by a grassroots, crowd-funded campaign in the weeks following Matthew’s 2018 interment in the Cathedral, the plaque in the Chapel of St. Joseph of Arimathea is intended to honor Matthew’s memory and to serve as a source of strength in the continued journey for LGBTQ+ equality. Gathered again in the Cathedral Nave, speakers and musicians will celebrate Matthew’s legacy and highlight ongoing efforts to, as the Matthew Shepard Foundation declares, “envision a future without hate, where understanding and compassion guide us toward an equitable world.”

Service Leaflet

Main Level St. Mary's Chapel Great Choir War Memorial Chapel Nave Click to Enlarge
Lower Level Bethlehem Chapel St. Joseph
of Arimathea Chapel
Resurrection Chapel Center for Prayer & Pilgrimage Click to Enlarge
Grounds North Lawn Virginia Mae Center Cathedral Entrance Walker Court Bishop's Garden Amphitheater Cathedral Library Click to Enlarge