"National Presbyterian Church" National Cathedral / Other Churches / Temples Tip by Upstate1NY
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The story goes that Henry Luce (Time Inc.) was so distressed that Presbyterians might be expected to worship at the National Cathedral which, according to it's Episcopal traditions, has a "High Alter" just as one finds in a Roman Catholic Church, that he funded an "alternative", the National Presbyterian Church just a few blocks away from the National Cathedral in an effort to insure that those who chose to, had a chruch of the "reformed" faith movement, as their place of worship.
Whether the story is really true about its origins seems to depend on you who talk to, whether they already know that you are a Presbyterian before they explain the back ground and how PC they are feeling at the "thyme" (Yes a "sage" remark!!)
Indeed the lines are in keeping with the traditions of the reformed faith movement. That tradition has been expressed in a VERY modern design.
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