Looking toward the pulpit, lectern and Communion Table at the front of the sanctuary. The area is flanked by walls of stain glass windows.
The view toward the back of the santuary reflects the overall image of the exterior, elegant but not ornate, simple but not simplistic
"intended for national purposes, such as public prayer, thanksgiving, funeral orations, etc.,and assigned to the special use of no particular Sect of denomination, but equally open to all."
The cathedral will probably never be fully finished as the stone mason and carving crafts necessary to create such a building are dying out.
In 1893 congress granded a charter creating
the protestant Episcopal Cathedral foundation and in 1907 the first stone was laid.
The official name : Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.
The National Cathedral is Protestant Episcopalian by denomination -- but serves as a "national house of prayer" at times of national ceremony and need.