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Press Release Archive


Cathedral to Address Legacy and Future of Lee-Jackson Windows

Posted on October 24, 2016

The panel is one of a series of public forums and events on the issues of racism, slavery and racial reconciliation.

Randy Hollerith to be installed as Cathedral’s 11th dean

Posted on October 20, 2016

Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preach at the installation on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m.

Sir Salman Rushdie to Speak at Washington National Cathedral

Posted on October 17, 2016

Rushdie will deliver the inaugural Eudora Welty Lecture on the topic of “One Writer’s Beginnings.”

NPR’s Diane Rehm to preach at Washington National Cathedral

Posted on October 05, 2016

Rehm will preach at both services and reflect on her long career with journalist Ray Suarez.

Cathedral to Honor WW1 Flying Ace Norman Prince on Centennial of His Death

Posted on September 29, 2016

Norman Prince will receive a hero’s celebration at the Cathedral, where he is entombed in the Chapel of St. John.

National Cathedral to Host Annual “Blessing of the Animals”

Posted on September 29, 2016

The event is part of the Cathedral’s celebration of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment.

Cathedral to Unveil “Carnival of the Animals” by Acclaimed Artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup

Posted on September 15, 2016

Each of the eight sculptures are inspired by ancient fables, art history, or modern animation.

Evening of Spirituals Celebrates new Black History Museum

Posted on September 15, 2016

“Spirituals tell the often untold story of a people in their struggle to survive and be free from the tyranny of slavery.”

Cathedral to Display ‘Holy City’ by Renowned Painter Brian Whelan

Posted on September 12, 2016

When displayed together, the panels create a 9-foot by 12-foot work of art championing a vision of unity.

Statement by the Bishop of Washington and Interim Dean Mariann Edgar Budde

Posted on July 08, 2016

Until that time when all is taken from our hands, we are among those called to be instruments of peace in times of violence.

Bishop Budde’s Statement on the Orlando Shootings

Posted on June 12, 2016

“We have seen too many killings, shed too many tears, lit too many candles to continue as we are.”

National Cathedral Celebrates the Life of J. Reilly Lewis

Posted on June 10, 2016

Lewis was a constant presence at the Cathedral, a gifted musician and a humble servant of Jesus Christ.