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  •  Understood, but (4+ / 0-)
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    Darmok, susanala, jayden, radarlady

    Its actually the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.  It was designated as a National House of Prayer during World War II and monthly services were held to pray for our fighting soldiers.

    If it makes you feel better, Pierre L'enfant, who designed Washington DC*, did originally lay out a very prominent spot for a "Large Religious Building for Naitonal Purposes and Devotion" and we decided that "We the people..." would not have a "national church" so that spot is now occupied by the Smithsonian's National Portrait Museum.  :)  ...they didn't decide to go ahead and build a big church in the Capital until 1891 and allowed many denominations to petition for the charter.  The Episcopalians were granted the charter in 1893.

    * ..assuming you don't count blatantly copying the layout of Karlsruhe, Germany. :)

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 08:01:56 AM PST

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