In Memory

Senator Robert J. Dole

Senator Bob Dole was a model of patriotism, service and a commitment to the common good. We join the nation in giving thanks for the life of this public servant, and hold the entire Dole family in our prayers.

Washington National Cathedral is honored to host Sen. Dole’s funeral on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 11 am EST. The service is by invitation only, but a livestream will be available.

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Christmas at Washington National Cathedral

As we welcome friends back to the Cathedral for Christmas this year, we have prepared an abundant slate of holiday concerts and worship opportunities for everyone. Check out our online and in-person services and concerts now!

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Cathedral Close Cares

Working with D.C.—area partners, we’re hoping to provide over 1500 giftcards for Thanksgiving meals and 400 giftcards for Christmas gifts to families in need.

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Advent Reflections & Compline

Inspired by readings from the Gospel of Luke and the words of John the Baptizer during Advent, The Voice of One Crying Out in the Wilderness, is an invitation to everyone to discover – or rediscover – their own voices as they proclaim the good news of God’s saving love as revealed in the birth of Jesus.

Tuesdays in Advent, 7 pm EST

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Christmas with the King's Singers

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with one of Britain’s most beloved vocal ensembles. From Christmas favorites to lesser-known gems to some brand-new surprises, there’s no better way to embrace the warmth of the season!

Friday, December 17, 7:30 pm EST

Online access available

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Morning Prayer

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

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Sunday Worship

This Sunday, the Rev. Patrick Keyser preaches. Attend in-person or online, beginning at 11:15 am EST.

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A treasure of the Anglican tradition

The interspersing of music between familiar passages of scripture and ancient prayers creates a contemplative mood. Attend in-person or online most Sundays at 4 pm EST.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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upcoming events


Tue, Dec 7, 2021 | 07:00pm

Advent Reflections and Compline

Inspired by readings from the Gospel of Luke and the words of John the Bapt...

online

Wed, Dec 8, 2021 | 07:00am

Morning Prayer

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

online

Thu, Dec 9, 2021 | 07:00am

Morning Prayer

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

online

Fri, Dec 10, 2021 | 07:00am

Morning Prayer

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

online

Sat, Dec 11, 2021 | 07:00am

COVID-19 Prayer Service

This Cathedral joins you in grieving the lives lost to the coronavirus pand...

online

Sat, Dec 11, 2021 | 12:30pm

Carillon Recital

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

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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.

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