Cathedral Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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An Online House of Prayer
for All People

Even though we are closed temporarily to visitors and worshippers, we’re committed to bringing all the warmth, beauty and God’s presence in the Cathedral directly to you! We invite you to interact with us in new ways, and we hope you find a measure of comfort and God’s grace in these challenging times.

Memorial Day Video: 

Dean Randy Hollerith and Canon Missioner Leonard Hamlin led a Cathedral delegation to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in 2018.

worship & prayer
Join us for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Sunday, May 24 at 11:15 am EDT

We’re gathering each day to pray and worship. Join us!

We invite you to join us each day, online, in the presence of God, with services of prayer and a livestreamed Sunday Holy Eucharist.

As we mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe and honor our military, you can:

Enroll a veteran in our Roll of Honor
Create a prayer for a veteran or member of the military
Remember the VE Day with a prayer
Find mental health resources

Provost Jan Cope in War Memorial Chapel

Cathedral Chapels Pilgrimage

For centuries, the faithful have made their way to cathedrals for a pilgrimage of prayer and devotion. Because our doors are temporarily closed and you can’t visit the Cathedral, we’re bringing a pilgrimage experience to you as we trace the life of Christ through the Cathedral’s nine chapels.

Week 7: War Memorial Chapel

Provost Jan Naylor Cope invites you to discover the majesty of War Memorial Chapel, where we honor the sacrifice of our military and veterans. Even though it was not part of the original Cathedral plans, it’s a space that is “soaked in prayer.”

community & connection

A Conversation with Provost Jan Cope, Canon for Worship Rose Duncan and Priest Associate Patrick Keyser

Clergy Conversation: Staying Healthy in a Global Pandemic

Tuesday, May 19  •  4 pm eastern

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and Provost Jan Cope, Canon for Worship Rose Duncan and Priest Associate Patrick Keyser shared reflections and experiences on staying healthy (mentally, spiritually, and emotionally) during this global pandemic. Some face situations that are more difficult or dangerous due to our current isolation. This conversation will raise awareness of the challenges and possible responses to support those we love. Moderated by Programs Director Michelle Dibblee.

“Honest to God” Series: Quinn Cook

Wednesday, May 27 • 8 pm eastern

Join Quinn Cook, 2018 NBA champion, and Canon Missioner Leonard Hamlin in a conversation about faith and perseverance. A graduate of Dematha High School in Prince George’s County, Cook is a producer of the recently released Showtime documentary Basketball County: In the Water. His early life experiences and strong family ties to church laid the foundation for a faith that undergirds a commitment to community and to God.

The Zoom conversation has a limited capacity: register now.

Those unable to register can watch live on Facebook or the archived event on the Cathedral’s Youtube channel.

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The Zoom discussion has a limited capacity:

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Those not on the zoom call can still watch live on our Facebook page.

learn & explore
“Service and Sacrifice” Playlist

You can’t visit the Cathedral, but don’t worry. We’ll bring the Cathedral to you!

This Cathedral is full of wonder and whimsy. Each stone, each piece of stained glass tells a story, and the sheer size of the building shows that there’s room here for all of God’s people.

Each week we will feature a different way to explore the endless beauty and maybe even learn something new!

This week’s highlight: Memorial Day

War Memorial Chapel is the place that marks the sacrifices and strife of recent American history, from the D-Day landings of World War II to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon. Explore the ways history comes alive at the Cathedral.  

10 Favorites: Memorial Day Imagery

No one has greater love than this,” Jesus reminds us, “than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” From stained glass to carved stone and grand statues, the Cathedral’s tributes to American heroes tell the story of sacrifice, bravery and a devotion to something greater than self. 

Click the gallery to see 10 of our favorites ➔

just for fun

Color your way through the Cathedral!

Looking for fresh activities for the kids (or yourself)? We have new Cathedral coloring sheets every week available for download! Grab a crayon, a colored pencil, markers, etc., and customize a kneeler, stained glass window, or even Darth Vader!  Browse all coloring pages ➔