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 (webcast link coming soon)

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Gospel Christmas: O Holy Night

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 (webcast link coming soon)

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Christmas Family Service

Thursday, Dec. 23 • 11 am eastern
Passes required for in-person attendance

The Nativity story comes to life in the glorious Cathedral nave. Gather loved ones of all ages for a joyful service of carols and prayers featuring a menagerie of live animals to welcome the Holy Family.

➔ In-person (passes required)
➔ Online (webcast link coming soon)

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Christmas Lessons & Carols

Thursday, Dec. 23 • 6 pm eastern
Passes required for in-person attendance

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.

➔ In-person (passes required)
➔ Online (webcast link coming soon)

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Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols

Friday, Dec. 24 • 6 pm eastern
IN-PERSON LOTTERY PASSES REQUIRED

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. The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Washington, preaches.

➔ In-person (due to high demand, lottery passes required)
➔ Online (webcast link coming soon)

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Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist

Friday, Dec. 24 • 10 pm eastern
IN-PERSON LOTTERY PASSES REQUIRED

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.

➔ In-person (due to high demand, lottery passes required)
➔ Online (webcast link coming soon)

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passes not required

Christmas Day Eucharist

Saturday, Dec. 25 • 11:15 am eastern

Join us in-person or online for the festive morning service as we celebrate the birth of Christ with readings from Holy Scripture, favorite hymns, seasonal music, and preaching by Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith. This service includes Holy Communion and the use of incense.

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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.