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Seeing Deeper Week 2018

Space, Light & Sound
Monday, February 5, 2018 

  • 6:30 pm–7:15 pm
  • 7:15 pm–8 pm
  • 8 pm–8:45 pm

Marvel at a vast, open space unlike anything you’ve seen in Washington. Inside the darkened Cathedral, moving lights illuminate the gothic architecture and invite you to “see deeper.” ONE NIGHT ONLY!



Sacred Breath: Yoga at the Cathedral
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

  • 6:30: open for stretching and quiet meditation
  • 7:00: all-levels yoga class led by Mimi Rieger and Jessica Lazar
  • 7:50: sound bath meditation with crystal bowls led by Atticus Moon and Heather HonsteinCathedral open until 9 pm for personal practice and meditation

All levels of experience are welcome to join this class in partnership with Flow Yoga Center. Experienced teachers, supported by assistants, will provide instruction to meditative music.

Following the yoga class, participants are welcome to stay for a sound bath meditation with crystal bowls.

Those preferring to join when the meditation begins may quietly enter as the yoga instruction is ending.

Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle; yoga practitioners will be asked to sign a waiver.



Cathedral Indoor Carnival Night
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

4 pm–9 pm

All ages are welcome to come to the Cathedral for midwinter fun, including carnival games, prizes and popcorn. Complete a scavenger hunt, get lost in a maze, practice your aim, and more! Creative lighting and music adds to the experience.



The Cosmic Mass
Thursday, February 8, 2018

  • 6:30 pm: doors open
  • 7:00 pm: program begins 

The Cosmic Mass is a unique experience of worship and spirit for people of all faiths. Though music, sacred dance, and teaching, participants experience the Divine, co-creating an experience for one another.

Call it a rave in the nave. Without the drugs.

Music, sacred dance, and teaching, replace pews and traditional readings of texts; meditation is triggered by powerful imagery and DJ enhancement.

The Rev. Matthew Fox and local healer Richael Faithful will offer teachings while song leaders Michelle Jordan and Navasha Daya, and DJ Melissa Michaels bring both participatory and ethereal music. Artist Mary Plaster offers life-sized puppets.

This year we’ll focus on spiritual healing — for ourselves and our humanity — in a multi-racial context, especially in this political moment.

Volunteers Needed! Do you want to help with set up, building altars, communion or greeting? We need 30-40 volunteers to make the Cosmic Mass a success. Contact Katy Gaughan at programs@cathedral.org by Feb. 5 with the time(s) you are available, your preferred role and a phone number.

Curious about the Cosmic Mass? Learn more here.


Indoor Picnic & Movie
Friday, February 9, 2018

Pack your basket and blanket and grab your friends and family for a mid-winter indoor picnic and a movie inside the Cathedral.  Please, NO alcohol, glass, or chairs.  Pillows, yoga mats, and back rests welcome.

  • 6:00 pm:  Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • 8:30 pm:  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


Transportation and Parking

For directions and transit info, click here.

Garage parking is available for a $7 flat fee.

Enter the Cathedral through the center doors facing Wisconsin Avenue.

Photography Sessions

Join one of the dedicated photography sessions for special before or after-hours access!

After Hours: Nighttime Illuminated Photography

Monday, Feb. 5  •  9–10 pm  SOLD OUT

Before Hours: Special Photography Access
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6:  8:45–10 am  SOLD OUT
  • Thursday, Feb. 8:  8:45–10 am  SOLD OUT

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