Wind down your day with the Cathedral at special evening sightseeing hours this July:

  • Calm your senses with the wonder and awe of the Cathedral’s soaring nave architecture while delighting in the sounds of peaceful live music
  • Experience the beauty of the Rose Window’s reflective light at sundown with a visio divina meditation
  • Join guided mindfulness activities in the Cathedral’s oldest chapel, Bethlehem Chapel including Laughter Yoga (July 10 and 17) and Tai Chi (July 24 and 31); activities will have three rotations (6-6:20, 6:40-7, 7:20-7:40)
  • Walk the Labyrinth in St. Joseph’s Chapel

The Cathedral’s Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage, the LEGO® exhibit and the Gift Shop will also be open during this event.

Wind down your evening with the Cathedral

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About the Mindfulness Leaders and Musicians
diane cohen

As a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and a Laughter Yoga International Ambassador, Diane Cohen has led monthly laughter yoga sessions at the Arlington Central Library and on zoom since 2012. She has shared her expertise with breast cancer patients and their caretakers at the George Washington University; staff at the Environmental Protection Agency; and the U.S. State Department. Diane has been featured in a PBS Religion & Ethics segment; Voice of America and Arlington Central Library videos; on WTOP’s website; and in Washington’s City Paper and the Washingtonian magazine.

Nick Gracenin

Master Nick Gracenin has a 40 year career as a teacher of Qigong, Tai Chi, Chinese Yoga (Dao Yin) and Chinese Martial Arts. One of the first foreigners to study in the People’s Republic of China in the 1980‘s, Nick has apprenticed to many of the foremost Grandmasters in China and North America. An elite athlete, he won medals for US Teams at 6 World Championships for Chinese Martial Arts. In 2012, he was awarded his 10th degree Black Belt from Grandmaster An Tianrong and the International Wushu Research Federation. He is recognized as one of the first non-Asian Masters of his art. Inside Kung Fu named him in 1999 as one of the 100 people who have “made the greatest impact in martial arts in the past 100 years” and 2005 “Man of the Year.” In 2008, he moved to Washington and founded DC Tai Chi, where he continues to study and share the Chinese martial and healing arts.

Jen Narkevicius

From Alexandria, Virginia, Jen Narkevicius teaches and performs traditional Scottish and Irish music on the harp. She is Co-Director of Harp Quest in SE Pennsylvania and Harp and Fiddle Coordinating Instructor for the Ohio Scottish Arts School. Currently President of the Scottish Harp Society of America, Jen is a credentialed SHSA judge and Competition Committee Chair. She has been privileged to play for the First Secretary of Scottish Affairs and Clan Stewart; Walter Reed Army Hospital’s Malone House; Royal Air Force Base Kinloss Officers’ Club; Ballendalloch and Dalgety Castles; as a member of Harpa, and as a guest performer for Trinity Cathedral’s HarpFest. Jen is a founding member of Banrigh, a seven-harp ensemble.

Karen Rugg

Karen Rugg has played Native American-style flutes and other instruments to enrich contemplative and healing environments for more than 20 years. From 2002-2017 she accompanied walkers at the Cathedral’s labyrinths in the Nave. Her flute recordings at the Cathedral and at the Tank in Colorado can be found on Bandcamp.