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Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, D.C. – New Ideal Org Building

After watching the presentation at the birthday celebration of L. Ron Hubbard this past weekend, I realized a grave omission is the lack of any good photos on this site of the new Church of Scientology of Washington, D.C. opened this past fall. 

Mr. David Miscavige, who spoke at the dedication ceremony of the new DC Church back in October, gave a great overview at the LRH Birthday Event of the new buildings that have been opened in the last 6 months, and the results of these in terms of the wellspring of activity that bursts forth when these buildings and their staffs take shape.   It was quite inspiring – and all too true, seeing as I’ve observed the flurry of activity both before and after the opening of the new church here in DC.

So, without further ado, here are some photos of the new Founding Church of Scientology building here at 1424 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C.

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Three thousand Scientologists and guests attended the dedication and opening of the new Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, DC, October 31, 2009. The ribbon was pulled by Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, and other distinguished guest speakers who acknowledged the Church’s human rights and social betterment achievements.

 

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The new Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, DC, dedicated October 31, 2009, stands at 1424 16th Street NW, six blocks from the White House. Built in 1918 alongside embassies on then “Embassy Row,” the 49,000-square-foot structure on what is now called “Church Row” has been fully renovated to serve the growing Scientology congregation. The Founding Church was established in Washington in 1955 by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard.

 

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Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, officiated at the dedication and opening of the Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, DC, October 31, 2009.

 

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The doors are always open and visitors are welcome in the new Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, DC. Just past Reception stands the extensive Public Information Center with interactive multimedia displays that describe Scientology beliefs and practices, services and facilities and the Church’s international social betterment programs.

 

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A special section of the Public Information Center in the new Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, DC, is dedicated to the life and legacy of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. Multimedia presentations include filmed interviews of those who knew and worked with him and photographic essays of his professional achievements in many fields, from barnstorming aviator to international bestselling author.

 

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The Academy in the new Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, DC, providing Scientology training to parishioners and ministers-in-training, is comprised of six course rooms seating 180 students at a time.

 

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The Chapel in the new Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, DC, is the setting for Sunday services, weddings, naming ceremonies, graduations and other Scientology ceremonies. It is also available to the community for special occasions, workshops and meetings.

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13 comments on “Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, D.C. – New Ideal Org Building

  1. Vaness
    March 30, 2010

    Very nice! Also, I also checked out new pages on David Miscavige at http://www.scientology.org/david-miscavige.html. The site also talks about grand openings of new Scientology churches around the world, including in Washington DC http://www.scientology.org/churches/churches-of-scientology.html.

  2. Phil Edwards
    April 2, 2010

    Is the Church of Scientology becoming a church persecuted? Why? And! For what reasons?

    From a short paragraph introducing Scientology comes a great example of Religious Freedom…As left to the individual.

    “In Scientology no one is asked to accept anything as belief or on faith. That which is true for you is what you have observed to be true. An individual discovers for himself that Scientology works by personally applying its principles and observing or experiencing results.”

    Concept Complex? No! A clear paragraph…Yes.

    With the violence in the Middle East and the confusion of all formal and Conservative views of Faith that must be followed and the “Make your money my Money” paradigm; Formal Religion is most sick from inside to outside and now to the Sexual Abuse scandal Rocking and Rolling thru the Catholic Church.

    Narrow minds and stupidity are persecuting Scientology. Why? And! May Respect and Understanding and Peace and Love be with all of us?

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  4. Philip M. Edwards
    May 24, 2010

    For our French Friends:

    Scientologie – Pourquoi attendre?

    Ce message est simple et vrai … Alors, s’il vous plaît écouter et de regarder la première vidéo intitulée La vie …

    http://www.scientology.org

    Ensuite, n’oubliez pas de “Apprenez à vous connaître.” Connaître la vie. “

    Pourquoi attendre? Dive In. Et! Tu es belle …

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  7. ScientologyParent
    March 5, 2011

    This is one of my absolute favorite places in the world.

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  10. lesliedechaunac
    December 19, 2011

    I love doing courses in the Life improvement Course Room. After 34 years doing courses in Scientology churches all over the country I can say I’m completely at home here at the DC Founding Church.It’s really beautiful & the staff are wonderful!!

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