Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage

Cathedral Crossroads

Cathedral Crossroads, an evening of contemplative practice, is free and open to the public on the last Tuesday of each month.

Participants come to walk the labyrinth, attend the Centering Prayer gathering, receive laying on of hands for healing or simply sit in the twilight quiet of the nave listening to the strains of harp and Native American flute music that accompanies the labyrinth walks.

Program Schedule

6–7 pm Centering Prayer in the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage
6:30–9 pm Labyrinth Walk accompanied by harpist in the nave
6:30–8:30 pm Laying on of Hands for Healing in Holy Spirit Chapel
7:30–8:30 pm Special Program
8:45–9 pm Compline in the Great Choir


Upcoming Crossroads Evenings

February 23, 2016 6 PM

Praying on Paper

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An evening of contemplative practice on the last Tuesday of each month; free and open to the public. General offerings 6 pm to 8:45 pm; special program 7:30 to 8:30 pm in the Pilgrim Observation Gallery. Free and open to the public.

Program: Praying on Paper

Learn how the ancient practice of holy reading (Lectio Divina) can deepen your prayer during this season of Lent. Take a guided walk through the Washington Calligraphers Guild exhibit “Words for the Journey,” to discover the words and images that speak to your soul, then create your own prayer on paper.

March 29, 2016 6 PM

Breath, Body, and Being: Meditating with Clay

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An evening of contemplative practice on the last Tuesday of each month; free and open to the public. General offerings 6 pm to 8:45 pm; special program 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

Program: Breath, Body, and Being: Meditating with Clay

The creation stories in Genesis relate the power of ruah, the spirit of God that creates order out of chaos and breathes life into human beings. Explore the connections between breath and body, sound and silence, creativity and the Creator, with meditation and clay work. Join us as we enter into stillness, paying attention to sounds, breath and body while letting the Spirit guide our hands. Led by Meredith McEver.

Parking at the Cathedral

Parking in the Cathedral’s underground garage is free on Sundays for services; parking for concerts and programs is available for an event-parking fee. Learn more about parking options for individuals and groups.