'Les Colombes' Tickets Now Available

Experience Michael Pendry’s dramatic installation of nearly 2,000 origami doves and discover a sense of wonder, hope and inspiration.

Daytime, storytelling and ballet performances all available.

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Sunday Holy Eucharist Livestream

During this time of uncertainty, we continue to offer our principal Sunday Eucharist online. Watch the service here, on YouTube, or join live with our Facebook community at 11:15 am EDT.

Next service: June 20  |  Download service leaflet
Guest Preacher: Bishop Yvette A. Flunder

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Sunday Sermon

Watch The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin’s sermon from June 13, 2021, the Third Sunday after Pentecost.

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Talking Heads: In my Own Words

Oh the stories these stones could tell, if only they could speak. But now they can! One of our Old Testament prophets will be your personal guide to gargoyles, earthquake and all things Gothic. Look for the signs and scan the QR code on your next visit.

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José Andrés

Chef and humanitarian José Andrés joined Dean Randy Hollerith and Canon Missioner Leonard Hamlin for a conversation about leadership, inspiration, and public service.

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upcoming events

Sun, Jun 20, 2021 | 11:15am

Holy Eucharist

Join us online for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on the Fourth Sund...


Sun, Jun 20, 2021 | 01:00pm

Racial Justice Task Force Meeting

Please join the Racial Justice Task Force online for our next monthly meeti...


Sun, Jun 20, 2021 | 02:00pm

Honest to God: Bishop Yvette Flunder

Guest preacher Bishop Yvette Flunder and Dean Randy Hollerith hold an Ho...


Mon, Jun 21, 2021 | 07:00am

Morning Prayer

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


Mon, Jun 21, 2021 | 11:00am

“Les Colombes” (The Doves) - Daytime Exhibit Walk

Immerse yourself in Michael Pendry’s “Les Colombes” (the Doves), an a...


Mon, Jun 21, 2021 | 11:30am

Martha's Table Ministry

Martha’s Table Sandwich collection will now be the 3rd Monday of the mont...

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Cathedral Pride 2021

This Cathedral believes God loves you just the way you are. If you’re a member of the LGBTQIA community and have never felt embraced by the church, there’s a home for you here.

We are a House of Prayer for All People — no exceptions.

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Elie Wiesel

A new carving of Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel serves as an eternal reminder that God is not indifferent to suffering. He joins Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa and other icons in the Human Rights Porch.

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Reopening 101

The Cathedral will reopen for weekly public worship on Sunday, July 4. Until then, we invite you to experience the magic and wonder of “Les Colombes.” Click for details about health measures we’re taking to keep you safe.

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Earthquake Restoration

It’s been almost 10 years since a rare 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the National Cathedral and caused $34 million in damage. With your help, we can restore this national treasure.

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Social Justice

Lighting the Way Toward Justice

The power of symbols is that they not only speak for us, but they possess the ability to speak to us.  

Canon Missioner Leonard Hamlin Sr. explains why the Cathedral will be lit in June for Gun Violence Prevention, Capital Pride and Juneteenth.

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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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