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.

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Sunday Holy Eucharist Livestream

Join us for the celebration of Holy Eucharist, either in-person or online. Watch the service here or on YouTube at 11:15 am EDT.

Next service: Oct. 24  |  Download service leaflet 

Preacher: The Reverend Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr. 

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Sunday Sermon

Watch the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope’s sermon from October 17, 2021, the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost.

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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.

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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.

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upcoming events

Sat, Oct 23, 2021 | 10:00am

Cathedral Men’s Discussion Group

Join the Cathedral men’s discussion group. Lectionary readings are discus...

online or in the Cathedral library

Sat, Oct 23, 2021 | 10:00am

Sightseeing Admission

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

Sat, Oct 23, 2021 | 12:30pm

Carillon Recital

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

cathedral grounds

Sun, Oct 24, 2021 | 11:15am

Holy Eucharist

Join us in-person or online for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. P...


Sun, Oct 24, 2021 | 01:30pm

National and International Coffee Hour

Join Canon Vicar Dana Corsello and Cathedral clergy and staff for an hour t...


Sun, Oct 24, 2021 | 04:00pm

Choral Evensong

One of the treasures of the Anglican tradition, evensong is a service of su...

Great Choir

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.

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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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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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