The funeral Mass for President John F. Kennedy was held in Saint Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on November 25, 1963, followed by the President’s burial in Arlington National Cemetery.

Saint Matthew’s Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. The church was originally established in 1840 near the United States Capitol, and construction began on its present location not far from the White House in 1893 with the first Mass celebrated on June 2, 1895. In 1939 the church was designated as a Cathedral when the Archdiocese of Washington was established. Saint Matthew’s Cathedral and Rectory has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974.


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Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D


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  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomalmost 5 years ago

    Cora, this is magnificent!

  • Thank you Mary-Ann!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Len Bomba
    Len Bombaalmost 5 years ago

    An amazing work of art Cora. A feast for the eyes! Well done. Len

  • Thank you Len!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 5 years ago

    great capture…….

  • Thank you Antanas!

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  • marianne troia
    marianne troiaalmost 5 years ago

    this is magnificent cora, i love it

  • Thank you Marianne!

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  • Steve  Buffington
    Steve Buffingtonalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent, excellent!! Unique POV.—Steve

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  • David McMahon
    David McMahonalmost 5 years ago

    Cora, that is just perfect symmetry! Great pov. Favourite – the first of the day!

  • Thank you David!

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  • Vivek Bakshi
    Vivek Bakshialmost 5 years ago

    Nice Symmetry Cora. Superb.

  • Thank you Vivek!

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  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic photograph, Cora! You captured the majestic grandeur of this amazing cathedral so perfectly! The detail and colors are absolutely stunning! Beautiful work!

  • Thank you Gene!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Karen K Smith
    Karen K Smithalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent comp, wonderful color, pov and words, Cora:)))

  • Thank you Karen!

    – Cora Wandel

  • shilohlin
    shilohlinalmost 5 years ago

    stunning capture!! bravo

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    – Cora Wandel

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