Angels Represent Sandy Hook Victims at National Cathedral
The angels will be on display in the Children's Chapel of the Washington National Cathedral through Jan. 6, 2013.
The 20 children who were killed earlier this month at Sandy Hook Elementary School are represented by angels on display at the Washington National Cathedral.
The "childlike angels made of paper doilies" are on the altar of the cathedral's Children's Chapel. Each angel is between 8 and 10 inches tall, with white-feather wings and gold-wire halos. They sit on clouds made of fluffy white cotton, according to a cathedral news statement.
"These angels are spontaneous presentations made in loving memory of the children lost in Newtown," CT, said Linda Roeckelein, head of the Washington National Cathedral’s Altar Guild, which is made up of more than 100 volunteers.
"They all sit in a row on the altar, as if on clouds in [heaven], representing the idea that they are on their way somewhere safe together. They’re designed as how a child might make them as crafts in school," Roeckelein added.
The Children’s Chapel in the Washington National Cathedral was designed at the scale of a 6-year-old child, with child-sized chairs and a smaller organ, according to a cathedral statement. The chapel is at the back of the cathedral, to the right of the high altar.
The Sandy Hook angels will be on display through Jan. 6, 2013.