prayer requests

COVID-19 Online Memorial

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

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Weekday Service of Morning Prayer and 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 us on our Facebook community. Posted 7am EST, Monday—Friday.

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Sermon: The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

Watch the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith’s sermon from August 2, 2020, the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.

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"Where Do We Go From Here?" Panel Discussion

We’ve been asking the same questions you have. Everyone is distressed on the state of race relations in our country, but … now what? Catch up on this online discussion about the steps we can take to create the world we want to see.

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Meet the Cathedral Scholars

The Cathedral Scholars program is the Cathedral’s most tangible effort to empower youths in D.C. public schools. For more than 20 years, 100% of Cathedral Scholars have gone on to enroll at college or university.

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upcoming events


Tue, Aug 4, 2020 | 05:30pm

Listening for God

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

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Tue, Aug 4, 2020 | 06:00pm

Centering Prayer

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

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Wed, Aug 5, 2020 | 07:00am

Morning Prayer

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

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Thu, Aug 6, 2020 | 07:00am

Morning Prayer

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

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Fri, Aug 7, 2020 | 07:00am

Morning Prayer

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

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Sat, Aug 8, 2020 | 12:30pm

Carillon Recital

Cathedral Carillonneur Edward M. Nassor plays a recital most Saturday after...

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Tour All Nine Cathedral Chapels

For centuries, the faithful have made their way to cathedrals for a pilgrimage of prayer and devotion. Journey with us on a pilgrimage experience as we trace the life of Christ through the Cathedral’s nine chapels.

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Daily Online Services

Even while our physical building is closed, we are fully committed to bringing our “house of prayer for all people” to you. Join in our daily online services and submit prayer requests for yourself, those you love, and the world.

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Honest to God Series

Washington National Cathedral presents “Honest to God,” an online program featuring wisdom leaders, theologians and others offering spiritual content for these times. Browse and watch recent episodes.

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summer 2020 issue

Cathedral Age

This special issue documents how the pandemic closures challenged the Cathedral to find new ways to live into its call to be a “great church for national purposes,” with changes large and small that introduced the Cathedral to a growing audience around the nation.

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