Religion: Washington Monument

Fifty-five years ago, the first workmen came to Washington's Mount Saint Alban to build a canopy under which President Theodore Roosevelt set the foundation stone for the Washington Cathedral. Now, in the still unfinished splendor of this Episcopal Church, the Very Rev. Francis Sayre Jr., dean of the cathedral, enjoys speculating on the progress of the many workmen who—on one job or another—have been around ever since. If past performance is a guide, the cathedral will not be completed until 1991, but Dean Sayre is undisturbed by temporal equations. His only hope, he...

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