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Press Release Archive


Cathedral Announces $150 Million Fundraising Campaign

Posted on September 25, 2022

“A Cathedral for the Future” campaign will support earthquake restoration, the Virginia Mae Center, new programs and renovation of the Cathedral’s organ.

We All Can Learn Something From Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on September 16, 2022

Our reflections and conversations throughout Hispanic Heritage Month should seek to open our minds and hearts to the beautiful cultures of Hispanic peoples.

Cathedral to Host Memorial Service for Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on September 15, 2022

Remarks are expected from Her Excellency Dame Karen Pierce, the British Ambassador to the United States, and the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Dean of Washington National Cathedral.

Bishop and Dean Mourn the Death of Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on September 08, 2022

We celebrate the many ways that she reflected what the Scriptures describe as the fingerprints of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. 

In Memoriam: The Very Rev. Dr. Samuel T. Lloyd III

Posted on September 01, 2022

Faced with a series of tough decisions following the Great Recession of 2009, Dean Lloyd embodied a remarkable sense of grace, steady calm, kindness and generosity of spirit.

Cathedral and Cathedral Choral Society Announce 2022-23 Concert Season

Posted on July 29, 2022

Washington National Cathedral and the Cathedral Choral Society invite you to a musical tour-de-force that celebrates important moments across history, the performing arts, beloved poets and holiday favorites.  

Overturning Roe v. Wade Sends Troubling Sign About Individual Rights

Posted on June 24, 2022

In this moment of deep uncertainty and anxiety, this Cathedral stands with all those who fear that their individual rights and liberties are now at risk.

Pride Month Is An Opportunity to Go Deeper With Our LGBTQ Friends and Family

Posted on June 01, 2022

During Pride Month and all year long, we must hear the language of love – but we must remember that it is the action of love that holds the power of transformation.

America’s Gun Problem: Horrific and Incomprehensible

Posted on May 24, 2022

If the death of innocent children does not shake us from our slumber, there is only one way to describe the future we are building for ourselves: horrific and incomprehensible. 

Bishop Budde and Dean Hollerith: ‘Let’s talk about what’s really being replaced in our nation’

Posted on May 15, 2022

Our safe spaces are being replaced with crime scenes where innocent blood is shed and families are forever shattered. 

Cathedral to Host Funeral for Madeleine Albright

Posted on April 07, 2022

“We look forward to not only celebrating her legendary accomplishments, but also to recalling the deep and abiding faith that shaped the extraordinary story of this beloved child of God.”

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: Faithful Friend and Defender of Peace

Posted on March 23, 2022

This faithful servant of God and disciple of peace now returns to the God who loved her. We give thanks for her life and rejoice in the knowledge that she at last has found the peace she wished for the entire world.