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

December 29, 2015 6 PM

Songs of the Season: Chants and Carols for Christmas


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

Special Program

Songs of the Season: Chants and Carols for Christmas
Michael Lewallen

Christmas carols are so familiar that we often know them by heart, but how closely do we really take the time to reflect on the words we are singing? Come explore ways to incorporate carols into your spiritual practice through contemplative chant and lectio divina. Join in as we sing beloved Christmas carols and some that may be less familiar.

Meet in Bethlehem Chapel.

Michael Lewallen has been working in Human Resources at the Cathedral since 2002, and also serves as Director of Music at Advent Lutheran Church in Arlington. He is a graduate of the Personal Spiritual Deepening program at Shalem Institute. His spiritual practice includes labyrinth walking and chant. Thanks to his background in Music Therapy, he believes that everyone has a voice that deserves to be heard.

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.