Comfort and Joy: Christmas at Washington National Cathedral

As we gather with friends and family at this special time of year, we look forward to coming together to celebrate the comfort and joy that God promises at Advent and Christmas.Whether you’re joining us in-person at the Cathedral or online, we’re thrilled that you have chosen to celebrate with us!


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Handel's Messiah

Join Washington National Cathedral for Handel’s Messiah and experience this Christmas classic in a space as Handel would have intended. The Cathedral’s soaring architecture and Gothic splendor offers a venue unlike any other in Washington to experience this work.

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Surrender: An Evening with Bono

Just announced! Limited virtual ticket option for Surrender: An Evening with Bono in Conversation with Jon Meacham.

The Cathedral will host an evening of conversation with legendary singer-songwriter, activist, and global humanitarian Bono to discuss his new memoirSurrender, with Cathedral Canon Historian Jon Meacham. In-person tickets are sold out. Virtual tickets are available at the link below.

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Morning Prayer

Begin your weekday with an online service led by Cathedral clergy. Posted 7 am ET, Monday–Friday.

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Sunday Worship

Join us in-person or online at 11:15 am EST for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, when the Very Rev. Randy Hollerith preaches.

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A treasure of the Anglican tradition

The interspersing of music, scripture and prayers create a contemplative mood. Available most Sundays at 4 pm ET, next on Nov. 20.

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2022-23 Concerts

Discover the wonder and beauty of music in the 2022-23 Concert Season presented jointly by Washington National Cathedral and the Cathedral Choral Society.

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Come Visit!

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace for sightseeing on select dates and times, and on Sunday afternoons between services. Advance ticketing is strongly encouraged.

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A New Self-Guided Tour

Explore some of our stories and history related to Light in the Darkness and racial justice through this self-guided touring handout.

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A Cathedral for the Future

Our goal is as simple as it is audacious: renew the Cathedral to help heal the world. Our five-year, $150 million comprehensive campaign will bolster efforts across core mission areas and all aspects of Cathedral life: new resources will fuel new programs, new outreach and new ministry.

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upcoming events

Tue, Dec 6, 2022 | 07:00am

Online Morning Prayer

Join Cathedral clergy for an online service of Morning Prayer. Videos are a...


Tue, Dec 6, 2022 | 11:00am

Sightseeing Admission

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided bro...


Tue, Dec 6, 2022 | 05:30pm

Listening for God

Hear the word of God in reading Holy Scripture, in silence, and by sharing ...


Tue, Dec 6, 2022 | 05:30pm

Weekday Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong is offered most Monday—Thursday evenings. One of the t...

Tue, Dec 6, 2022 | 06:00pm

Centering Prayer

Open your entire being to God’s presence during this time of silent praye...


Tue, Dec 6, 2022 | 07:00pm

Creation In Crisis: Meditations on Earth, Water, Air, and Fire

The season of Advent marks something momentous: God’s coming into our mid...


Our Priority: Serving

Season of Giving

Here at the Cathedral, we are committed to Serving. And at this time of year, that means providing Christmas gifts for 500 children. There are multiple ways you can get involved!

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