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Meredith MacKenzie and Tony Franquiz, West End Strategy Team
(202) 776-7700

Kevin Eckstrom, Chief Communications Officer
(202) 537-2238

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Press Release Archive


Cathedral to Hold Annual “Seeing Deeper” Week

Posted on February 03, 2020

Cathedral nave will be emptied of chairs for a week of events including a light show, yoga and a second chance at prom

Cathedral to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. With Event on “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” MLK III to Preach

Posted on January 14, 2020

In partnership with Advancement Project, the Cathedral will reflect on King’s 1963 letter in a tribute featuring music from Washington Performing Arts’ Children of the Gospel Choir

Cathedral to Host Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein on His “American Story”

Posted on January 08, 2020

National Cathedral will host book talk on master historians' take on beloved American leaders.

National Cathedral Hires New Chief Architect

Posted on December 19, 2019

New Director of Facilities and Preservation will begin at the Cathedral in January and is the first woman in the role.

Cathedral to Dedicate Memorial Plaque to Matthew Shepard

Posted on November 22, 2019

Matthew Shepard was interred at the Cathedral October 2018; plaque to be installed in the Cathedral crypt, his final resting place.

Cathedral to Host Event on Preventing Gun Violence

Posted on October 18, 2019

The event will feature first-hand accounts from Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., and Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Cathedral to Toll Funeral Bell to Mark 400th Anniversary of American Slavery

Posted on August 21, 2019

In addition to the National Cathedral and other Episcopal churches around the county, the National Park Service will also participate in the day of remembrance.

Dean Randy Hollerith on the Recent Mass Shootings in Texas, Ohio and California

Posted on August 04, 2019

The number of shootings in our country is obscene. The fact that we fail to do anything substantive to reduce these kinds of tragic incidents is negligence.

Have We No Decency? A Response to President Trump

Posted on July 30, 2019

What will it take for us all to say, with one voice, that we have had enough? The question is less about the president's sense of decency, but of ours.

Close Institutions Release Summary of Findings After Abuse Investigation

Posted on June 27, 2019

Washington National Cathedral, joining Beauvoir, National Cathedral School and St. Albans School, on Thursday released a summary of the findings of this year’s independent investigation into past cases of sexual misconduct by adults against children at our institutions.

Cathedral’s New Virginia Mae Center to Serve as Convening Space for New Cathedral College of Faith and Culture

Posted on June 06, 2019

Supported by a $22 million gift, the new Virginia Mae Center will be renovated to provide a home for three institutes that will explore faith and civic life, music and liturgy, and spiritual leadership.

Dean Randy Hollerith on the Deadly Calif. Synagogue Shooting

Posted on April 28, 2019

The children of Abraham are the sons and daughters of one God, citizens of one planet, knit together in one beautiful and seamless tapestry of humanity.