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Cathedral of St. Matthews

Cathedral of St. MatthewsI haven’t been contributing much here lately but I have been making it to Mass most every day on the road. Like last week in Washington, DC.

I attended at the Cathedral of St. Matthews. This is a beautiful church very near the Capitol.

Established in 1840, St. Matthew’s originally was located at 15th and H Streets, NW. Construction of the present church began in 1893 under the direction of Monsignor Thomas Sim Lee. The first Mass was celebrated on June 2, 1895. The church was dedicated in 1913 and designated a cathedral in 1939 when the Archdiocese of Washington was established.

The Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle, which honors the patron saint of civil servants, plays a major role in the Catholic life of the nation’s capital. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Washington.

You can purchase a book about the restoration of the Cathedral called, “A Landmark Restored.” The book contains 31 pages of historical information and beautiful photographs of the Cathedral’s restoration process.

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