We get it—too many Zoom meetings, too many cluttered backgrounds. Download a Cathedral backdrop for your next Zoom call, and make your far-flung friends and colleagues think you’re sitting in the Bishop’s Garden, in front of a stunning stained glass window or even hanging with Darth Vader.
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.
In the coming days and weeks, we will add new online content, and invite you to check this page often for expanded offerings. May God bless us all in our walk together!
Online Sunday Holy Eucharist:
watch live on April 5 at 11:15 am EDT
Follow along with us: April 5 Service Leaflet (PDF)
We’re gathering each day to pray and worship. Join us!
The comforting rhythm of daily prayer offers a sense of solace in anxious times. “Draw near to God, and God will draw near to you,” the Scriptures tell us.
We invite you to join us in spending time together each day, online, in the presence of God, with services of prayer and a livestreamed Sunday Holy Eucharist. Request a prayer for yourself, a loved one or the world, and download resources, including our Prayers for Times of Uncertainty.
Online Holy Week Services
We have moved many of our scheduled Holy Week services to an online format. Watch live with us:
• Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist
• Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist
• Good Friday Noon Service
• Easter Sunday Eucharist (guest preacher Bishop Michael Curry)
Canon Leonard Hamlin introduces “Seeds of Faith”
Stay connected to our Cathedral Family, wherever you are.
Jesus reminds us that “where two or three gather in my name, I am with them.” Here at the Cathedral, we’re finding new virtual ways to gather as God’s people during these unprecedented times.
We hope you’ll visit this space often to join our online conversations and virtual gatherings.
This week, we encourage you to submit your “seeds of faith” — the ways you’re growing goodness in the world. Whatever you’re doing, you’re not alone. By sharing our stories, we want to show how goodness can multiply.
Online Program: How can it be Easter when it still feels like Lent?
Tuesday, April 7 • 4 pm eastern time
What guidance and comfort does Scripture or our faith offer as we make our way from the Upper Room to the cross and then the tomb? Join us for an online conversation on how we might make meaning of Holy Week this year, when everything else feels so unsettled.
Featuring: Provost Jan Cope, Vicar Dana Corsello, Canon Missioner Leonard Hamlin. Moderated by Programs Director Michelle Dibblee.
Dive in-depth with the Cathedral’s beloved ‘Space Window’
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.
The art and architecture of the Cathedral tells two stories at once: the story of faith and of God’s people, and the story of America. From a 10,650-pipe organ to a sliver of the moon to nearly 100,000 LEGO bricks, there’s something for everyone.
This week’s highlight: Stained Glass
Explore videos and galleries of our stunning collection of more than 200+ stained glass windows, which are a big way we tell the Cathedral’s story and God’s story.
10 Favorites: Stained Glass Surprises
Stained glass windows tell many stories, and while the full window may contain the “big picture” there are often surprises hidden in the details.
There are a total of 215 stained glass windows in the Cathedral; the largest (the north rose) is 26 feet across. Many of the smaller windows are located in the towers and stairwells and can be seen on one of our specialty tours.
You may know that our Space window contains a sliver of moon rock, but did you know that our windows also feature dinosaurs, all manner of creatures from land and sea, advances in medicine and even a teddy bear? Click the gallery to see 10 of our favorites ➔
Featured video: Fly through the nave on an aerial tour complete with Tom Sheehan organ accompaniment!
Take a break, kick back and have fun with the lighter side of the Cathedral.
These are stressful and trying times, and sometimes you just need a break. Need a little escapism? Desperate for a distraction from those endless Zoom meetings? We’ve got you covered.
The Cathedral is a grand and glorious space, but it’s also full of wonder and whimsy. Join us as we take a flight through the world’s sixth-largest Cathedral; break out your crayons to color some stained glass windows; and find out what Darth Vader really does all day.