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Press Release Archive

 

Dean’s Christmas Message, 2015

Posted on December 23, 2015

O the magnitude of meekness! Worth from worth immortal sprung; O the strength of infant weakness, If eternal is so young! —Christopher Smart, “The Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ”   Christmas arrives this year at an unusually fraught time in our national and international life. We seem this season to be assaulted […]

Washington National Cathedral to Feature Special Guest Preacher Rev. Rob Schenck on Sunday During Holy Eucharist Service

Posted on November 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington National Cathedral will hold a celebration of Holy Eucharist on the first Sunday of Advent, November 29, at 11:15 am. The service will feature guest preacher Rev. Rob Schenck with the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Cathedral, presiding. Rev. Schenck is the president and lead missionary of Faith and […]

Letter from Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde on Stuart Kenworthy’s New Role at Washington National Cathedral

Posted on October 09, 2015

Dear Cathedral family, As we live into this season of change and transition, I wanted to update you on an exciting change that will benefit our common life together. Since last June, the Cathedral has been blessed by the presence of the Rev. Stuart Kenworthy, who agreed to come out of retirement to serve as […]

Funeral Service for Jake Brewer, White House Staffer, to be Held at Washington National Cathedral

Posted on September 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington National Cathedral will host a funeral service for White House staffer Jake Brewer on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. ET. Brewer was killed last Saturday during the 160-mile Ride to Conquer Cancer when he lost control of his bike and was hit by a motorist. Further details will be […]

Letter from Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde and Chapter Chair David J. Kautter on Dean Hall’s Retirement

Posted on August 18, 2015

Dear members of the Cathedral family, With both sadness and gratitude, we have received the Very Rev. Gary Hall’s notice that he will be retiring as Dean of Washington National Cathedral at the end of this year: sadness because Gary is a principled and creative colleague; gratitude because he has accomplished much in his three […]

Letter from Dean Gary Hall on his Retirement

Posted on August 18, 2015

After a good deal of prayer, reflection, and conversation with my wife, Kathy, Bishop Budde and chapter leadership, I have decided to retire and end my term as dean of Washington National Cathedral effective Dec. 31, 2015. Over the past three years, the bishop, the staff, the chapter, and I have done the hard work […]

Washington National Cathedral Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Same–Sex Marriage

Posted on June 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide on Friday, June 26, the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of Washington National Cathedral, released the following statement: “Today’s Supreme Court’s decision is a momentous step forward in the long journey towards marriage equality. Nevertheless, we in the faith community have much […]

Washington National Cathedral Dean Gary Hall: It’s Time to Remove Stained Glass Windows That Honor Confederate History

Posted on June 25, 2015

“We do not seek to eliminate reminders of a painful past. Rather, we seek to represent that past honestly in a manner that matches our shared aspirations for a diverse, just, and compassionate nation.” – The Very Rev. Gary Hall WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 25, 2015) – Following is a statement from the Very Rev. Gary […]

Sunday Statement on Shootings at Emanuel AME Church

Posted on June 21, 2015

We gather this morning in the wake of last Wednesday night’s shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. As many of you know, Bishop Mariann Budde and I issued a statement on Thursday morning which read, in part: We and all people of good will are compelled to name this tragedy for what […]

Statement of the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of Washington, and the Very Rev. Gary Hall, Dean of Washington National Cathedral

Posted on June 18, 2015

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. —Matthew 5:4 “We and all people of good will are compelled to name this tragedy for what it is: the product of the conjoined sins of racism and violence.” WASHINGTON, D.C. — We mourn the senseless killing of nine worshippers at Emanuel AME Church in […]

National Cathedral Hosts Celebratory Evensong in Thanksgiving for the End of Interior Building Restoration

Posted on June 12, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington National Cathedral will host a celebratory evensong on Monday, June 15, 2015, marking the completion of Phase I in the building’s restoration efforts and giving thanks to those whose skills have made the repairs possible. Restoration efforts at Washington National Cathedral began in March 2014 after the building suffered extensive structural […]

The Reverend Stuart A. Kenworthy Named Interim Vicar of Washington National Cathedral

Posted on May 21, 2015

Washington National Cathedral Dean Gary Hall announced today the appointment of the Reverend Stuart A. Kenworthy as interim vicar of Washington National Cathedral. Kenworthy was previously the longtime rector of Christ Church Georgetown, Washington, D.C., from 1991 until his retirement in 2014. He also served as a chaplain in the Army National Guard from 1994 […]