Cathedral Gift Items

The Cathedral offers for sale the following mementos and gift items:

Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle: Its History, Art and Architecture (2008)

In 2008, the Cathedral parish published this 48-page book by Richard Schmidt and Claudia Rousseau, with Joseph Carey, Nancy McKinley and Elizabeth Sullivan.  It features the Cathedral's history, art and architecture vividly portrayed through color photographs by local photographer, Neil Greentree.  Also included are photographs of John F. Kennedy's funeral Mass in 1963, and visits to the Cathedral by Mother Teresa in 1974 and John Paul II in 1979.  $20

Cathedral Notecard Sets

Each set of 6 folded cards & envelopes features color photographs of the Cathedral chapels and the predominant sanctuary mosaic of St. Matthew the Apostle. The photographs were taken by local photographer, Neil Greentree, for the the Cathedral book published in 2008 (see above). The cards are blank inside and so can be used for any occasion.  $10 

Christmas Card Sets 

Each boxed set contains 10 Christmas cards & envelopes featuring St. Matthew's Crèche on the front of the card.  The Crèche, which is displayed in the Chapel of St. Anthony of Padua beginning a few days before Christmas through the Christmas season, was photographed by local photographer, Neil Greentree, who photographed the Cathedral for our most recent Cathedral book (see above).  $15

A Landmark Restored:  The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (2003)

This 31-page book with a Foreword by Cardinal Theodore McCarrickof contains historical information and beautiful photographs of the Cathedral's restoration process. Written by Richard Schmidt and Cathey Meyer, with Joseph Carey as editorial director, A Landmark Restored was published following the Cathedral's first complete restoration, accomplished between the years 1999 and 2003. The restoration was started by Cardinal James Hickey and completed by Cardinal McCarrick.  Restoration work depicted in the book includes replacement of the original copper dome and slate roof, repointing of all existing masonry, cleaning and restoration of interior mosaics and murals and installation of new lighting.   $10

Christmas Ornaments

We offer several Christmas ornaments with images of the Cathedral from past years. $10

CD Recordings of the Cathedral's Schola Cantorum

For a listing of the available recordings, click here.

You can purchase gift items during rectory office hours (Monday-Thursday from 9am until 8pm and Friday-Sunday from 9am until 4pm). You also may order them by phone or email.

Contact

For more information and/or to purchase items, contact Gloria Harrington at the rectory (202.347.3215 or gharrington@stmatthewscathedral.org)

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