A stained-glass window at the Washington National Cathedral.If the United States had a national church, this would be it. Established by congressional charter and perched on one of the city’s highest hills, the neo-Gothic Washington National Cathedral has long been a prominent fixture in the life of the nation’s political elite, who come for rituals of celebration and mourning.
Stained glass windows were created to help educate the devout who did not read or write. Only religious leaders held such education hundreds of years ago. Stained glass windows were the Churches' books, telling of Jesus, the Bible, and the Saints.