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Grace Cathedral information
The city's Episcopal cathedral has been rebuilt three times since the Gold Rush; the current French-inspired, reinforced concrete cathedral took 40 years to complete. The spectacular stained-glass windows include a series dedicated to human endeavor, including Albert Einstein uplifted in swirling nuclear particles. Check website for events on the indoor and outdoor labyrinths, including candlelight meditation services and yoga, plus inclusive weekly spiritual events, such as Thursday Evensong.
Grace's commitment to pressing social issues is embodied in its AIDS Memorial Chapel, with a bronze altarpiece by artist-activist Keith Haring, his signature figures angels taking flight – especially powerful since this was his last work before his 1990 death from AIDS. Day and night, spot yogis walking the outdoor, inlaid stone labyrinth, meant to guide restless souls through three spiritual stages: releasing, receiving and returning.