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Christ Church Celebrates George Washington's Birthday
By: Beth Shannon

George Washington's Bible
George Washington's Bible


Alexandria, VA, February 15, 2014 — Sunday, February 15, Christ Church will celebrate George Washington’s Birthday with his personal Bible at all worship services. Christ Church will continue the celebration by marching in Alexandria’s George Washington Parade on Monday, February 16. “Children, youth, and kids at heart of all ages are invited and encouraged to participate,” the Rev. Heather VanDeventer.

George Washington first visited Christ Church July 4, 1793. He had served on the vestry at Fairfax Parish in 1765 prior to Christ Church being built. One of George Washington’s Bibles was presented to Christ Church by George Washington Parke Custis April 12, 1804.

For additional information or a photo, Contact: Tara Knox, Development Director, Historic Christ Church; Alexandria, VA, 703-549-1450, 703-626-4837(cell),703-549-5883 (fax), tknox@ccalex.org.

The parish home of George Washington and many other government and legislative leaders since, Christ Church has long been at the center of the religious and public life of the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. Nearly all the Presidents have attended Christ Church during their term of office. Other visitors include British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Senator Elizabeth Dole, former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, Rosa Parks, Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Christ Church is a historic church with an active congregation. Located at 118 N. Washington St. in Alexandria, VA, Christ Church is home to 2,400 parishioners and provides ministry to communities local and global.

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