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NATIONAL CATHEDRAL Matthew Shepard will find his resting place at the Washington National Cathedral 20 years after he was targeted and killed for his sexual orientation. Shepard’s parents were initially reluctant to bury their son in 1998 following his murder, fearing potential vandalism at his grave, but have decided to inter his ashes at the cathedral Oct. 26 because of the importance of the Episcopal Church in Shepard’s life.

Matthew Shepard to Be Interred at National Cathedral

By Chelsea Hafer October 18, 2018

The ashes of Matthew Shepard will be interred at the Washington National Cathedral on Friday, Oct. 26, 20 years after his murder in a homophobic hate crime. When he was 21 years old, Shepard was killed...

Woman Interrupts National Cathedral Muslim Service

By Kshithij Shrinath November 18, 2014

The Washington National Cathedral hosted its first-ever recitation of Friday Muslim prayers in a service last week, though a heckler interrupted the ceremony. The closed ceremony invited special guests...

$5M Donated to Cathedral

By Braden McDonald September 7, 2012

One year after a magnitude-5.8 earthquake shook the District last August, causing substantial damage to the Washington National Cathedral, the church has received a $5 million donation for repairs...

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