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Press Contact Information

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

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

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Learn more about the Cathedral’s photo policy and how to obtain a photo permit.

Press Release Archive


Cathedral Creates Portal to Share Prayers for Heroes

Posted on April 08, 2020

National Cathedral’s “Prayers for Our Heroes” page allows visitors to create prayers for their heroes in the face of the pandemic

Cathedral to Donate 5,000 Masks to Hospitals to Combat Coronavirus

Posted on March 25, 2020

The stash of more than 5,000 masks were discovered recently during routine work in a storage area on the Cathedral’s crypt level.

Announcement from Bishop Budde

Posted on March 11, 2020

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth be moved. . . —Psalm 46   Dear Friends of the Diocese of Washington, In uncertain times, each of us has the responsibility to make choices for the public good. Now that the COVID-19 coronavirus […]

Cathedral to Host Women In Military Service For America as part of Military Recognition Sundays

Posted on February 28, 2020

On the first Sunday of most months, the Cathedral’s 11:15am Sunday service includes military chaplains and the opportunity for individual blessings and prayers for those in the military or caring for them.

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.