Temple of Mammon Plans for National Cathedral

Washington’s National Cathedral is for rent. The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the City and Diocese of Washington announced this week that it was soliciting proposals for corporations and non-profit groups to lease its premises.

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10 comments on “Temple of Mammon Plans for National Cathedral

  1. Katherine says:

    Okay, so no rock star birthday parties, but it will rent to corporations and non-profits for “events in keeping with its image.” Whatever that is these days.

  2. Jim the Puritan says:

    Hopefully Jesus doesn’t show up while they’re collecting the rent.

  3. ClassicalChristian says:

    If any further proof was necessary…TEC has officially sold itself out…

    I wonder, would they consider renting to a church to hold worship services, or would that not be “in keeping wit its image”?

  4. DeeBee says:

    As far as I can tell, there isn’t a “Space for Rent” link (yet) available on the NatCat web site.
    Here’s a chilling thought: I wonder if it would be “in keeping with [NatCat’s] image” to rent the sanctuary out to a growing Muslim group which has not yet established a local mosque?

  5. ClassicalChristian says:

    DeeBee: It does fancy itself as “a house of prayer for all people” (distorting as it does the Isaiac prophesy)

  6. Blue Cat Man says:

    #4, Alas, they would probably prefer to rent it out to the Muslims than a Christian group. I don’t see them allowing ACNA to rent it anytime for one of their events. The way Mere Anglicanism Conference is growing, we may need to rent out a larger space for the conference. I bet they would not rent to MA either.

  7. recchip says:

    The Cathedral let the Muslims use space while the Islamic Center was under renovation. That was over 20 years ago. They would not let a 1928 Prayerbook group use the facilities.

    Nothing new.

  8. Katherine says:

    Heavens no, #6, they wouldn’t rent to Mere Anglicanism. Why, those people actually believe the stuff in those old books.

    I have reserved my place in Charleston for January.

  9. Emerson Champion says:

    #4 — Actually, there is a link; it’s titled [url=http://www.nationalcathedral.org/rentals/index.shtml]Host an Event at the Cathedral[/url].

  10. Jeff Walton says:

    The cathedral has hosted orthodox speakers for its Sunday morning faith forums (at least, under former Dean Lloyd) like N.T. Wright and Rick Warren. It would be interesting to see if they would host some sort of orthodox conference — obviously anything ACNA would be out of the question, but maybe something broader like the “When Helping Hurts” conference that Grace D.C. organizes.