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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter


In yesterday's post, I showed all of the gorgeous Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C. In that post, I mentioned that George and I went with a bus-load of folks to D.C. for a specific reason. This was in April of 2005 ---and we Episcopalians were going to attend "Tennessee Day" at the National Cathedral. The National Cathedral features each of our 50 states at certain times scheduled once during a four-year period.


That particular Sunday in April of 2005 was "Tennessee Day" at the Cathedral. AND --what joy it was to be there.. I had goose bumps standing outside just listening to the carillon.. Those bells echoed all over the area. WOW is all I can say!!!!! I can still hear them in my mind. Then, going inside and attending worship with other folks--many from Tennessee--was truly awesome. "Tennessee Day at the Cathedral" rolls around again soon ---so maybe we'll get to go back!!!!


Here are some pictures from the Cathedral. I thought this would be a great day to show the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. I'm sure that cathedral will be filled with Christians --attending Easter services today. Wish I was there!!!! Above is a picture of the outside of this magnificent building. Below are more pictures!









Here's a view of this beautiful cathedral from the north side... The cathedral is HUGE and oh, so gorgeous!!!!









This was taken from inside before the service began. We were standing at the back --looking toward the altar.









This beautiful Rose Window is one of three in the cathedral. This one is named Creation.









See the intricate designs in the pulpit... Isn't it awesome?









This picture was taken looking at the altar area toward the choir lofts.









Note the Rose Window, the beautiful celing, and the state flags in this picture. The Rose Window consists of 10,500 pieces of stained glass... WOW!!









Here's one more picture of the outside of the National Cathedral. Wish you could hear the carillon playing... Today is Easter Sunday... Jesus Christ has risen from the dead .. Hallelujah!!!!!!


Hope you and your family are having a wonderful day of celebration --whether it's in church, with family, eating chocolate bunnies and/or hiding egg with the kids. Don't ever forget that we have a loving God who is ALWAYS there for us. Alleluia!

Hugs and God Bless You and Yours,


53 comments:

Kallen305 said...

Wishing you and your family and blessed and glorious Easter.

I love that stained glass photo. That's a lot of glass. No wonder its as gorgeous as it is.

Grammy said...

Happy Easter Betsy! I love the National Cathedral photos. Church's have lots of detail in there architecture.

Jane said...

Happy Easter, Betsy!

Jane and Gundo

Jayne said...

Just gorgeous Betsy. I'd love to see it some day. A blessed Easter to you and George! He is risen indeed!!

Bird Girl said...

Can you just imagine how much money it would cost to build this cathedral today? You couldn't do it - and what talent to make that pulpit and those windows - wow! Some really awesome pictures and lots of info I didn't know.
Have a happy Easter day with your family, Besty!

Tina said...

Betsy,
Your pictures do a wonderful job of showing the cathedral!
Do hope you and yours have a nice day!

Cedar ... said...

On one of my trips to D.C. I also visited the cathedral to study the architecture rather than for religious purpose. You have a fantastic set of photos showing all the wonderful points of that structure. Great photograpny! Happy Spring to everyone,... We'll have to think positive here as it was only 28° and there was snow in the air this a.m. !!!!

Smilingsal said...

I wish you a Blessed Easter as you celebrate our risen Lord.

Jessica said...

I wonder when Michigan Day is? that's beautiful! Happy Easter Betsy.

He is Risen!

Becky said...

Happy Easter Betsy!
Hope you have a blessed day.

Mary said...

Easter blessings to you and George!

Mildred said...

Must have been an awesome experience. Thanks for sharing and Easter blessings to you and George.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Lovely, lovely photos of the Cathedral, Betsy. Thanks!

Happy Easter. He is risen! Alleluia!

Thistlebrooms said...

You've given us ANOTHER treat for our eyes...A Delight to see on this day...

Easter Blessings Betsy...

Always...Marilyn

Dorothy said...

Good Morning and Happy Easter!
These pictures are awesome. I hope you and George have a blessed Easter Day!
Dorothy

Small City Scenes said...

"He is Risen"

Happiest of easter to you.

MB

Rose said...

What a beautiful place...I bet you could look all day and not even see half the things that are amazing about this place.

Happy Easter!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Good Easter Morning,He is Risen Indeed,Praise the Lord.
What a lovely Cathedral!It is good to know that we can worship the same God in many different places.
Blessings,Ruth

The Incredible Woody said...

Beautiful - I have always wanted to visit!!

Diane C. said...

That must have been a wonderful experience for you to be at the National Cathedral on "Tennessee Day." The details on the pulpit and rose window are awesome. Thank you for the great tour. Happy Easter!

Pigeon said...

Happy Easter!

T said...

I am ashamed to admit that I have lived near the DC metro area for YEARS and I've never been! I will be remedying that soon! I'll even keep a look out for the TN day!!

Happy Easter Betsy!

Cicero Sings said...

They sure don't make buildings like they used to!

Happy Easter Betsy! He is Risen!

NCmountainwoman said...

Happy Easter, Betsy, to you and all your family.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This looks like a fantasticly gorgeous place. (good words??)
SO wonderful that you thought to take pictures.
Happy Easter my Friend!

Susie said...

That is a beautiful cathedral Betsy. I would love to visit it.

mountain.mama said...

Happy Easter to you! My parents are Episcopalian and live on Cathedral Ave. in DC and attend the National Cathedral services whenever they can. Small world.

Betty said...

Beatuiful pictures.I would love to see it in person.
I wish you and yours a very happy Easter.Today is also my mothers 91st birthday every few years it falls on Easter.
I will keep saying prayers for Betty and her husband.
~~HUGS~~

dot said...

What a grand occasion to be part of! The church is so beautiful! Hope you and Georgie are able to go again if that is your desire.

Janie said...

Beautiful photos of the cathedral. I love that stained glass window.
Hope you're having a wonderful Easter.

Diane said...

How beautiful, Betsy. I think I remember members going there for Wyoming Day when I worked for the Episcopal Church here. It's very gorgeous.

Arkansas Patti said...

Beautiful pictures. That church looks like it is out of the middle ages. Aweeome.
Thanks for stopping by my place Betsy. I'll be back.
Hope you are having a wonderful Easter.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous photos! Happy Easter, Betsy!

Elenka said...

Beautiful photos! Happy Easter to you.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Thanks for the lovely photos Betsy...and Happy Easter to you and yours...

Daisy said...

Such a beautiful cathedral, Betsy! I love the stained glass. Happy Easter to you and George. Big hug from Daisy.

Clara....in TN said...

Happy Easter to you and George. Yes, He lives!!!!

ROSIDAH said...

Stunning architecture! So this is what you were up, too :). Hope you have a great holiday, Betsy.

TheWritersPorch said...

Awesome Church ! Awesome shots Betsy!

bookbabie said...

What a beautiful church. You and George certainly keep busy, hope you had a wonderful Easter Betsy!

Wendy said...

What a magnificent cathedral! How lucky you are to have attended a service. The music must have been awesome! I love that Rose window.
Thanks for sharing!
Happy Easter to you and your family.

Neal said...

Betsy, those pictures are very beautiful!!! Happy Easter to you and George!

fishing guy said...

Betsy: What a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for showing this great temple to God.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Now there's a national treasure!!!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Betsy,

How awesome this cathedral is! We want to take a trip to DC one day..maybe we can plan it for the Tennessee day. :0)

Christ has risen and He's my King!

Happy day to you and thanks so much for your visits to me..I truly enjoy them. :0)

Stephanie
Queen of Dreamsz

Shellmo said...

This cathedral is magnificent!! What a beautiful place to worship! I hope you and George had a lovely Easter and got to have a chocolate bunny or two! :-)
Shelley

Natural Moments said...

That is quite the priceless Monument. Love the ceilings.

Femin Susan said...

Happy Easter.it is a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for sharing....
Cheers!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Gorgeous cathedral. There's something very magical about being in a magnificent building surrounded by beautiful sounds.

Libby Murphy said...

Oh that must have been an incredible service. I have been to the National Cathedral and you are so right in that it is magnificent. It looks like it belongs in the heart of Europe.
Gorgeous stuff!

Tootie said...

The cathedral is beautiful. I especially love the pulpit. Thanks for sharing this.

Rosa said...

You're making me even more homesick. I would go in here and sit for hours. They also had a great plant sale every spring in the back. Too much fun. :-(

Leedra said...

Wonderful Easter post. A very beautiful cathedral.

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