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Press Release Archive


Cathedral and Cathedral Choral Society Announce 2022-23 Concert Season

Posted on July 29, 2022

WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Washington National Cathedral and the Cathedral Choral Society will present a joint concert season for 2022-23, a musical tour-de-force that celebrates important moments across history, the performing arts, beloved poets and holiday favorites.   Under the direction of Canon Michael McCarthy, the Cathedral’s director of music, and Steven Fox, […]

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.

Cathedral Lifts Mask Requirement for Visitors and Worshippers

Posted on March 14, 2022

Whatever decision each person makes, and whenever they choose to make it, is entirely their own and should be respected. 

Women’s History Month is a Chance to Celebrate the Women in Your History

Posted on March 01, 2022

Provost Jan Naylor Cope: We all stand on the shoulders of women–extraordinary and ordinary–who paved the way for the life we have today.

Cathedral Joins Global Prayers for Peace in Ukraine

Posted on February 24, 2022

Warfare and the unbridled quest for power corrupts the human soul, and dishonors the God of love who came among us as the Prince of Peace.

New Cathedral Books Offer Spiritual Resources for Lent and the Pandemic

Posted on February 23, 2022

Reconciliation, Healing, and Hope: Sermons from Washington National Cathedral and The Pilgrim Way of Lent: Reflections from Washington National Cathedral feature sermons, daily scripture, meditations and prayers delivered from the Cathedral.

Black History Month Is About So Much More Than Our History

Posted on January 31, 2022

Yes, Black History Month is about the past, but it must also be about our present, as well as the future we hope to forge, together, as Americans.