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Cathedral Forum: Guest Speaker Maria Luise Damrath

The Cathedral Forum hosts Maria Luise Damrath. Ms. Damrath is the daughter of the Reverend Rudolf Damrath, the German Lutheran Chaplain at the American Cathedral from 1942-1944 when the Cathedral served as the Deutsche Evangelische Wermachtskirche. Pastor Damrath’s time at the Cathedral during the Nazi occupation of Paris is featured in the most recent issue of Trinité Magazine.

Ms. Damrath will speak about her father and his struggles as a faithful Christian resisting an evil régime, as well as her own experiences as a young person in post-war Germany. The Venerable Walter Baer, Archdeacon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, will join and engage Ms. Damrath in a Q&A interview format. Photos and artifacts from the time of the occupation will also be on display.

Please join us!

Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 9:45am in the Fleetwood Room.


The Cathedral Forum is a weekly lecture series with topics that range from theology, politics and spirituality to economics and literature. The forum regularly features prominent speakers from academia, the media, and journalism.