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NCCC_201213_08.JPG: Marjory Wentworth
One Hundred Thousand Names
Whether it is morning
And sunlight is seeping through
Overlapping oak branches
Bursting with bright leaves
Or late in the day, after
Rain has fallen and the scent
Of spring splashes across
The washed sky, emptied of clouds
And opening, you have arrived
At this sanctuary
Where the locked church door is
Never closed to anyone.
Step into the circle
Of grace woven from many
Threads that bind us
Across time and place.
Let us mourn together
The thousands upon thousands
Who have perished, so many
Alone, so many afraid,
So far from the people
They loved most. Perhaps you,
Or someone you know: cousin,
Co-worker, neighbor, or friend.
One hundred thousand stories
Left to tell. One hundred thousand
Voices suddenly silent.
One hundred thousand names
Etched on the altars of our hearts.
Our grief is collective, tear
Stained and bright, blue
Like a wound or the wind
Wrapping itself around you.
As you step back into the world
Where the names of the lost
are tumbling through the sky.
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Wikipedia Description: National City Christian Church
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National City Christian Church, located on Thomas Circle in Washington, D.C., is the national cathedral for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), often abbreviated as the "Disciples of Christ" or "Christian Church". The denomination grew out of the Stone-Campbell Movement founded by Thomas Campbell and Alexander Campbell of Pennsylvania and West Virginia (then Virginia) and Barton W. Stone of Kentucky. The church currently hosts the Thomas Circle Singers, a chamber chorus that raises awareness and funds for charitable organizations located in Washington, D.C.
The neoclassical church building was designed by John Russell Pope and completed in 1930. It is a contributing property to the Greater Fourteenth Street Historic District.
Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the United States, occasionally attended National City Christian Church during his time as president and his state funeral was held here in 1973. However, his family had been staunchly Baptist and his wife, Lady Bird, was a devoted Episcopalian.
James Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, was a member of National City Christian Church in one of its previous buildings.
2019_DC_NCCC: DC -- Logan Circle -- Natl City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, NW) (2 photos from 2019)
2010_DC_NCCC: DC -- Logan Circle -- Natl City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, NW) (39 photos from 2010)
2005_DC_NCCC: DC -- Logan Circle -- Natl City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, NW) (14 photos from 2005)
2004_DC_NCCC: DC -- Logan Circle -- Natl City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, NW) (1 photo from 2004)
1997_DC_NCCC: DC -- Logan Circle -- Natl City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, NW) (3 photos from 1997)
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2020 photos: Well, that was a year, wasn't it? The COVID-19 pandemic cut off most events here in DC after March 11 and then the BLM protests started followed by the child president trying to steal the election in November. Trump's handling of the pandemic has been a series of disastrous missteps and lies, encouraging his minions to not wear masks and increasing the deaths here. As the chant goes -- Hey, hey, POTUS-A; how many folks did you kill today?
Number of photos taken this year: about 246,000, the fewest number of photos I had taken in any year since 2007.