Church of the Holy Cross
2455 Gallows Road
Dunn Loring, VA 22027-1225


A Weekend with Paul-Gordon Chandler

Paul-Gordon Chandler

Holy Cross welcomes Paul-Gordon Chandler, Episcopal priest, author, art curator, interfaith advocate and authority on Christian-Muslim relations, for two days of lectures and special events.

November 17

4:00 pm

Lecture Presentation

Kahlil Gibran—An Unparalleld Spiritual Guide for Our Time

followed by a book signing

Paul-Gordon Chandler will take the listener on a fascinating journey through the spirituality of Kahlil Gibran, the early 20th century Lebanese-American poet, artist, and mystic, and author of the bestselling book The Prophet. He explores how Kahlil Gibran, a supreme East-West figure, can be a much-needed guide in the midst of today’s global challenges related to peace, harmony, and building bridges between the creeds of the Middle East and West.


5:30 pm

Middle-Eastern Dinner

Taste a variety of delicacies, including—

  • cheese, meat, and spinach pies
  • stuffed grape leaves
  • shawerma
  • Baba Ghannouj
  • a variety of baklavas


7:00 pm

Candlelight Service

A short, contemplative candlelight service based on Kahlil Gibran’s poetry and writings.

$15 per person
Students free with ID

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November 18

9:00 am

Holy Eucharist

The Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler, guest preacher


10:15 am

book signing


10:30 am

Lecture Presentation

Six Pillars Builds a Bridge
Exploring a New Path between Two Faiths

Today’s tensions between the Muslim and Christian worlds run high. In this presentation, Paul-Gordon Chandler, who has spent most of his life within the Islamic world, will present creative thinking in the area of Christian-Muslim relations by exploring how these two major religions—which share much common heritage—can not only coexist, but also enrich each other.

Free and
open to all

Bible and Book Study

There is a regular Bible and Book study meeting on Wednesday mornings beginning at 10:15. The first 45 minutes are devoted to the scripture appointed for the following Sunday. The second half of the meeting is focused on other literature chosen by the participants. New members are welcome any time. Please join us.


Education Classes for Children and Youth

9:15 a.m. Pre-K – 12th grade

Holy Cross provides religious education to all children and youth on Sunday mornings. Sunday School is held from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. most Sundays September through May. Parents are asked to register their children in September at the beginning of the school year, but children are welcome in Sunday School at any time.

Throughout the year, children are invited to attend Children's Chapel during the 10:30 a.m. service. Children's Chapel is an age-appropriate exploration of the Gospel. Children rejoin their parents for communion.

To register your child for Sunday School, please use the link at the top of the page.

Use the links below to learn more about the Sunday School programs for each age group.

If you have questions about Sunday School, please contact Megan Hoskins, Director of Formation.