The Cathedral will be closed Friday, Jan. 20 and until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, for the Inaugural Prayer Service.
As a sacred space of national recognition, the Cathedral provides a ministry to current military and veterans by assisting them and their families in the healing of their minds, bodies, and spirits.
This Cathedral seeks to uphold, honor, and celebrate those who serve in our military and return home, but also to advocate for and alongside veterans in ways that honor their sacrifices. Our Veterans Initiative has three main goals:
Join us for this free concert to honor and celebrate those who have served our country. Through music, we seek to raise awareness of the needs of our veterans.
Featuring: Washington National Cathedral Choir, United States Marine Orchestra
This event has now reached capacity. The concert will be webcast live.
The Cathedral’s Second Sundays Series features provocative and important voices on the most pressing issues of our day.
Featuring: The Honorable Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense and CEO of Center for a New American Security
Join us for a national service of worship honoring Veterans Day. Special music and prayers will be offered in thanksgiving for all who have honorably served our country—in wartime or peacetime—commemorating their shared endeavor of achieving peace.
Guest Preacher: The Honorable Togo West, Jr. former Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Veterans Affairs
This service is not a Holy Eucharist.
Service members aren't the only ones who bear the sacrifices of military service; so do their families. Learn more about the hidden costs of military service.
How can we talk to Veterans? What do we need to know about their service, their needs, their experiences? Chaplains offer tips.
Featuring The Rev. Stuart Kenworthy, Bishop James Magness, Rabbi Irving Elson and Imam Talib Shareef.