The Washington National Cathedral had a message on the eve of the Washington Nationals’ return to the District for the third game of the World Series: Let there be light. The façade of the stately neo-Gothic cathedral transformed into a canvas for Nats fandom Thursday night, displaying dozens of stars, red, white, and blue colors, and the team’s logo. The logo, in fact, was positioned directly over the Episcopal cathedral’s 26-foot rose window, installed in 1976.
We lit the way home for our beloved @Nationals. #FINISHTHEFIGHT #Natitude #WorldSeries @ATMOEvents pic.twitter.com/eyd38r5ehb— Washington National Cathedral (@WNCathedral) October 25, 2019
That wasn’t the only sign of whom the National Cathedral is praying for in the World Series. It earlier posted a video of organists playing “Baby Shark,” the-inexorably-catchy-kids-tune-turned-unofficial-team-chant for the Nats. (“On this, the first game of the World Series, the Cathedral organ was hit by a sharknado,” the cathedral wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday.)
Everyone at @WNCathedral is rooting for the @Nationals -- even all 10.647 pipes of the organ! @88_gparra #Natitude #WorldSeries #babyshark pic.twitter.com/8vgwJtQIoB— Washington National Cathedral (@WNCathedral) October 22, 2019
The cathedral even found some liturgical texts with which to gloat about the Nats’ victory Wednesday over the Houston Astros, who are now down 0-2 in the best-of-seven contest.
After Wednesday's 12-3 @Nationals blowout against @Astros, might we suggest a reading from Mark 12:3 for our friends at @CCCathedraltx: "They seized him, and beat him, and sent him away empty-handed."#WSCathedralChallenge #babyshark pic.twitter.com/2vYrHT4itS— Washington National Cathedral (@WNCathedral) October 24, 2019
Game three kicks off Friday night at Nationals Park. If you’ll be driving in the area of the ballpark, be wary of the street closures, parking restrictions, and traffic changes in effect.
The National Cathedral will glow red every night until Sunday, according to the cathedral.
Alright, DC. Let's roll out the red carpet (and red lights) for our @Nationals! @WNCathedral will be lit in red, with a #CurlyW, for our home team starting Friday 9 pm, continuing round the clock through Sunday.— Washington National Cathedral (@WNCathedral) October 25, 2019
Free and open all night. Go Nats!#natitude #FINISHTHEFIGHT pic.twitter.com/s4rFVrQaUn