The path from ashes to Alleluia is one that we walk together, in community. We make our way from the solemnity of Lent to the drama of Holy Week to the glory of Easter Sunday.

Whether you join in-person or online, you’re invited to be a pilgrim with us as we Reflect, Remember and Rejoice during this holiest season.

Reflect

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Remember

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Rejoice

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*Please note that passes for our 8 am and 11:15 am Easter Sunday services are sold out. We encourage you to join us in-person for the 2 pm Organ Recital or our 4 pm Choral Evensong on Easter Sunday. Our 11:15 am service is also available online.


Online Season Pass

We love our ever-growing online community! This year we’re introducing the Online Season Pass option so you can easily participate in all Lent and Easter offerings from the comfort of home.

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Journey through Lent Family Booklet

This short booklet will help you and your family mark this meaningful season. Download now for family-friendly prayers and fun activities that you can use to explore the stories and traditions that bind us together!

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Reflect: Lenten Offerings


Daily Lenten Meditations

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Concert: Miserere Mei

Sun. March 27 • 4:00 pm

Experience an uplifting and invigorating tour de force of Psalm 51, encompassing themes of reflection, penitence and spiritual cleansing. Featuring a world premiere by composer Trevor Weston.

➔ Online: register (watch through April 15)

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Remember: Holy Week Offerings


Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist

Sun. April 10 • 8 am and 11:15 am

Holy Week begins as we commemorate the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and move to the story of his utter rejection and crucifixion outside the city gates. This service begins outside at the North Porch and processes into the nave. Incense is used at this service.

➔ In-person: no passes required
➔ Online: live webcast at 11:15 am

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Concert: Mendelssohn's 'Elijah'

Sun. April 10 • 4:00 pm

Commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday with the dramatic retelling of the life of the prophet Elijah and the epic return of the Jewish people to Israel, brought to new life by the Washington National Cathedral Choir and Baroque Orchestra.

Holy Eucharist and Blessing of Chrism

Tue. April 12 • 12 pm

The clergy and laity of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington gather to reaffirm their vows and observe the consecration of sacramental oil. All are welcome to attend this service of Holy Eucharist.

➔ In-person: no passes required
➔ Online: live webcast

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Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist

Thur. April 14 • 7 pm

We commemorate the institution of the Last Supper and the tradition of the Mandatum novum (New Commandment).

➔ In-person: no passes required
➔ Online: live webcast

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Good Friday Morning Prayer

Fri. April 15 • 10 am

The vigil with the Reserved Sacrament formally ends with the service of Morning Prayer for Good Friday.

➔ In-person: no passes required

 

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Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday

Fri. April 15 • 12 pm

On this most solemn of days, we offer a service of scripture, music and ancient prayer to mark the suffering, crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.

➔ In-person: no passes required
➔ Online: live webcast

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Good Friday Reconciliation

Prior to and after the Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday, individuals may speak confidentially with a priest, confess their sins and receive absolution in-person or via a private online Zoom chapel.

➔ In-person: no registration required
➔ Online: register here

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Good Friday Evening Service

Fri. April 15 • 7 pm

Through readings and music from across centuries and traditions, this service provides a quiet, contemplative space to reflect on the death and burial of Christ.

➔ In-person: no passes required
➔ Online: live webcast

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Rejoice: Easter Offerings


Great Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter

Sat. April 16 • 8 pm

Witness the Paschal Mystery—the passage from darkness to light, from death to life—through powerful music, the retelling of the history of salvation and the administration of Holy Baptism.

➔ In-person: no passes required
➔ Online: live webcast

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Easter Sunday Festival Holy Eucharist

Sun. April 17 • 8 am and 11:15 am 

Join us for this most glorious celebration! Scripture, prayers, rich musical offerings and the celebration of Holy Communion boldly proclaim the raising of Jesus Christ from the dead.

➔ In-person: PASSES ARE SOLD OUT 
➔ Online: live webcast at 11:15 am

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CANCELD: Easter Organ Concert

Due to unforeseen circumstance, the Easter Day Organ Recital has been canceled.

Easter Choral Evensong

Sun. April 17 • 4 pm

Our Easter Day worship concludes with Choral Evensong. This traditional Anglican service of sung evening prayer includes readings from Holy Scripture, choir-led psalms, hymns, anthems and canticles.

➔ In-person: passes not required
➔ Online: live webcast

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