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.

July 4 Concert

You’re invited to join Washington National Cathedral for a free online Independence Day concert to celebrate the enduring values that make America strong, resilient and compassionate.

This year’s online concert features “The President’s Own” United States Marine Orchestra, gospel artist Michael W. Smith, opera sensation Denyce Graves, former Senator Elizabeth Dole and so much more.

worship & prayer
Join us for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Sunday, July 12 at 11:15 am EDT
Follow along with us: Service Leaflet

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 Independence Day, we offer this prayer:

A Prayer for Independence Day

Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(The Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Public domain.)

community & connection
Week 2: The Rev. Vincent Harris

Oral Histories: Telling Our Stories

We can only work for a better future if we truly understand our past. The Cathedral’s Racial Justice Task Force has been collecting a series of first-person oral histories from African American members of the Cathedral community to help us all learn, reflect and walk forward together.

Week 2: The Rev. Vincent Harris

The Rev. Vincent Harris was the only African American graduate of his seminary class, and was warned by other white clergy not to be a “militant radical” on racial inequities in the church. Needless to say, that didn’t stop him.

learn & explore

10 Favorites: America in Cathedral Fabric

Like its medieval predecessors, the Cathedral tells stories via the artwork found throughout the building. Alongside biblical tales stories from our nation’s history can be found illustrated in stone, glass and needlework 

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 ➔