Explore the meaning of Christmas and find the spirit within. Whether the Cathedral is your spiritual home or you’re joining us for the first time, you are always welcome to worship with us. Our worship team invites you to feel God’s unconditional love by joining us to celebrate Emmanuel, God with us, this Christmas season.

Blue Christmas Service

Tuesday, Dec. 14 • 7 pm eastern

At a time when so many continue to experience grief, loss, and hardship, this service of prayer, music, and reflection invites us into hope and healing. The Reverend Canon Jan Naylor Cope delivers the homily. Chaplains will be available in private zoom chapels during and following the service (pre-register here).

➔ In-person (passes not required)
➔ Online

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Gospel Christmas: Born Unto Us

Sunday, Dec. 19 • 6 pm eastern

Hear the good news of great joy as it comes to life in our annual service of gospel Christmas music and readings from Holy Scripture. The Reverend Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr., delivers the homily.

➔ In-person (passes not required)
➔ Online

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Canceled: Christmas Family Service

The Family Christmas Service scheduled for December 23 has been canceled, due to large numbers of potentially unvaccinated children. Read Dean Hollerith’s full statement about our adjusted Christmas schedule here

Christmas Lessons & Carols

Thursday, Dec. 23 • 6 pm eastern

Journey with us from Creation to the manger in Bethlehem with readings from Holy Scripture, favorite hymns, and the Cathedral’s best-in-class music. We will again tell the ancient story of God’s love that took flesh in Jesus Christ.

This service will no longer be available in-person. Please join us online.

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Canceled: Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols

Due to the spike in COVID-19 in the DC area, this service has been canceled. 

Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist

Friday, Dec. 24 • 10 pm eastern

In one of the most beautiful services of the year, we herald the Light made known to us on this holy night. Join us as we celebrate Christ’s birth with readings from Holy Scripture, favorite hymns, seasonal choral and instrumental music, and preaching by the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Washington. This service includes Holy Communion. Incense will be used.

This service will no longer be available in-person. Please join us online.

Access the link below at 9:45 pm ET to attend the service online.

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Canceled: Christmas Day Eucharist

The Cathedral will be closed Christmas Day and the 11:15 am Christmas Day Eucharist is canceled. Read Dean Hollerith’s full statement about our adjusted Christmas schedule here

Worship with us!

Join Rose and our worship team to feel God’s unconditional love this Christmas season. 

As our Canon for Worship, Rose has planned a beautiful series of meaningful services to reflect and celebrate Emmanuel, God. 

All are welcome at this house of prayer for all people.