A Concert for Halloween

Venture into the darkened expanse of a Gothic cathedral for a spine-tingling specter of spooky musical classics for All Hallows Eve. From Bach’s terrifying Toccata and Fugue in D minor to the blood-curdling wail of Purcell’s witches, experience Washington National Cathedral’s world-class musicians in that thin musical space between this world and the next.

Available online and in-person

get tickets

Our Future in Space

Join NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb and theologian David Wilkinson for a discussion about the race for space, and what it means–for Americans, for humans and for people of faith–if we’re not alone in the universe.

get tickets

Service of Morning Prayer & Reflection

Begin your weekday with an online service led by Cathedral clergy. Featuring prayers, readings from Holy Scripture and contemplative music. Watch below, on YouTube, or join our Facebook community. Posted 7 am EST, Monday–Friday.

watch online support our ministries
Sunday Sermon

Watch the Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin Sr.’s sermon from October 24, 2021, the Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost.

watch now >
The Beauty of Choral Evensong

One of the treasures of the Anglican tradition, the Sunday Choral Evensong is a service of sung evening prayer. It is the only Cathedral service led almost entirely by the choir.

watch now >
Honoring Elie Wiesel

A carving of Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel has been added to the Cathedral’s Human Rights Porch. This panel discusses Wiesel’s legacy.

watch now >
×

upcoming events


Wed, Oct 27, 2021 | 07:00am

Morning Prayer

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

online

Wed, Oct 27, 2021 | 07:00pm

Conversation with the First Five Black Women Diocesan Bishops

Moderated by Westina Matthews, Bishops Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows (The Ep...

online

Thu, Oct 28, 2021 | 07:00am

Morning Prayer

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

online

Fri, Oct 29, 2021 | 07:00am

Morning Prayer

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

online

Fri, Oct 29, 2021 | 01:00pm

Sightseeing Admission

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

Fri, Oct 29, 2021 | 06:00pm

Via Media Social

Cathedral 40- and 50- somethings: If you were impressed with the congregati...

online

Longer Tables, Shorter Walls

This November, Vicar Dana will be host three dinner and discussion evenings for congregation members and their guests. All will be welcome, not only to dine but to engage in hard, heartfelt conversations about difficult topics. Religion, racism, politics —everything will be on the table.

Join us for one or all of these conversations as we create a space in which we can see the gifts in others, recognize the value in their stories, and do our part to heal our nation’s spirit.

register now

2021 Concerts

From a spooky offering of Halloween treats to the glory of Handel’s Messiah, there’s something for everyone in the Cathedral’s 2021 concert program.

learn more >

Come Visit!

The Cathedral is now open for public sight-seeing on select dates and times. Explore the Cathedral at your own pace; advance ticketing is strongly encouraged.

learn more >

Reimagining Confederate Windows

Artist Kerry James Marshall and poet Elizabeth Alexander will help us reimagine the space previously occupied by two Confederate stained glass windows.

learn more >
×

All Souls Requiem

Join us in-person or online as we commemorate all faithful departed at a Requiem Eucharist set to the music of Gabriel Fauré.

Tuesday, November 2, 7 pm EST

We invite all to submit names of departed loved ones. Names will be read during weekday prayer services throughout the month of November. Names received prior to October 30 will also be placed on the altar during the All Souls service on November 2.

Learn more
prayer requests

COVID-19 Memorial

We welcome the names of the loved ones you have lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each name will be trusted to God’s embrace as we include them in a virtual prayer service in the Chapel of St. Joseph of Arimathea.

submit names