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Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

1725 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3001
+1 202-347-3215
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1725 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3001
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"main altar"
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We went to church here in Easter Sunday, and everyone was very nice. It's a gorgeous church. The only drawback was that we had a horrible time hearing the priest.

1  Thank beth ann k
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral for celebrating Easter Sunday Mass. The mosaic and marble are breathtaking, and while the church was standing room only, the music, liturgy and homily contributed to a invigorating and memorable experience.

1  Thank Mary1700
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

A quiet refuge to all the hustle and bustle of Washington DC. Few remember it as the site of JFK's funeral mass. Fewer still know it is the seat of the Archbishop of Washington DC. The mosaic decorating the walls as are the jewel colored...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

I came here a year ago, mainly because of this Cathedral's world-renown from the time of the funeral of the assassinated President John F. Kennedy, in 1963, and appreciated the experience, for more than that basic reason (see my earlier Review). This year, I thought...More

1  Thank Gooner10_8
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

In my many visits to Washington DC, this is the first time I made it a point to stop by the Cathedral of St. Matthew. This church is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Washington (now Cardinal Wuerl) and is surprisingly small for its...More

1  Thank Karen L
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday afternoon and heard the mass as well. Impressive architecture and artwork. Felt the sacredness of the church. I recommend to visit this place even if you are not Catholic.

Thank Gerry M
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were lucky enough to go to mass here on a recent Sunday morning. The parking is free on the street around the church. There is also a paid lot. The church is beautiful on the inside and quite large. Homeless people on the outside...More

Thank Lance H
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The episcopal seat of the Roman Catholic bishop for the District, this large impressive brick structure is loaded with glorious artworks. The evangelists are depicted on the supports to the dome over the center of the church. Murals top the windows at the arms of...More

Thank Ken C
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

I came here to attend Sunday mass during my visit to DC, and it's a really grand and beautiful church. Interesting that this is also where the requiem mass for JFK was held after his assassination. There's a panel on the floor marking the exact...More

Thank Vincent S
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

We were able to attend Mass here while visiting DC. Beautiful church. Friendly people. Lovely choir. They have scheduled Mass times on Saturday evening, Sunday morning and at 5:30 pm on Sunday, as well which made touring the city convenient early in the day.

1  Thank Irene S
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The Giants Stadium (MetLife) is in New Jersey, I believe you are talking about that one right? Or did you mean Nationals or Redskins?
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