WASHINGTON – Washington National Cathedral will hold the annual Seeing Deeper Week from Monday, February 10 – Friday, February 14, during which the nave of the Cathedral will be emptied of chairs and special programs will be held each night. The programs include a light display, a musical performance, yoga, a night of contemplative prayer and peace, and a “Second Chance Prom” on Valentine’s Day. Each year, thousands of people turn out for Seeing Deeper at the Cathedral.
“As a sacred space where the nation gathers and a house of prayer for all people, the Cathedral operates at the intersection of the civic and the sacred,” said the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral. “Once a year, that means bringing together friends and neighbors from the D.C. community to convene and take part in experiences that connect us to one another and help us experience the world around us in new and transformative ways.”
Media are welcome to attend, and must RSVP to Tony Franquiz at TFranquiz@westendstrategy.com for each specific night they plan on attending. Seeing Deeper will take place each night from February 10 through February 14. The events are ticketed for the public, and some are paid events. Please see below for details on all five nights of Seeing Deeper programming and send your RSVPs accordingly:
- Monday, February 10 at 7 p.m. ET
“Space, Light and Sound:” A Cathedral light display
An experience of vivid, multicolored lights will illuminate the gothic architecture of the Cathedral’s nave. Visitors can wander the vast, open space and will be encouraged to truly “see deeper.” Seeing Deeper Week’s most popular event. Photos from last year’s light show.
- Tuesday, February 11 at 7 p.m. ET
“Musical Performance:” Bryan Christian’s “Each flows into the other,” performed by R. Andrew Lee
A two-hour musical exploration of sound and space. Guests can wander the grand space of the Cathedral during this immersive experience, and allow the sound to wash over them.
- Wednesday, February 12 at 7 p.m. ET
“Yoga Night:” A class in partnership with Flow Yoga Center
All are welcome to join Flow Yoga Center Founder and Creative Director Debra Mishalove for an all-levels yoga class, followed by a sound bath meditation with crystal bowls provided by Dante Baker. Photos from last year’s yoga night.
- Thursday, February 13 at 7 p.m. ET
“Prayer Night:” Contemplative prayer and peace
This free event is an open time for prayer, meditation and contemplation, during which members of the public have the chance to wander the Cathedral’s nave to recharge and reflect.
- Friday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET
“Second Chance Prom:” Re-do prom night at the Cathedral
Back for its second year, this under-the-sea-themed prom on Valentine’s Day lets you make new memories in a setting just a bit more stunning than your high school gym. Grab your sweetie, besties or just go stag. Photos from last year’s prom.
About Washington National Cathedral
Grounded in the reconciling love of Jesus Christ, Washington National Cathedral is a house of prayer for all people, conceived by our founders to serve as a great church for national purposes.