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Press Release Archive
A prayer in thanksgiving for the life of evangelist Billy Graham
Posted on February 21, 2018
Today we give thanks for the life of evangelist Billy Graham, a towering figure of the Christian faith and a witness to the transformative power of the Gospel. Through his devotion to God and his love for people from every station in life, Dr. Graham changed the world with the simple message that faith in […]
Dean Randy Hollerith Offers A Prayer of Repentance After Florida Shootings
Posted on February 15, 2018
Cleanse us of the arrogance that leads us to believe the right to bear arms trumps the right to life.
Dean Hollerith on Texas Shooting: Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
Posted on November 06, 2017
Here we are once again, left to grapple with another mass shooting, another house of worship cordoned off as a crime scene.
Cathedral to host memorial service for Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo
Posted on October 18, 2017
Liu Xiaobo was a Chinese intellectual and human rights activist who fought for a more open and democratic China for over 20 years.
National and Local Interfaith Leaders to Gather at Washington National Cathedral as It Tolls Its Funeral Bell in Memory of the Victims of the Las Vegas Shooting
Posted on October 02, 2017
Washington National Cathedral will join churches across the country as it rings the Bourdon (funeral) Bell on Tuesday, October 3, in memory of those killed last night in Las Vegas, NV.
Dean Randy Hollerith Responds to Las Vegas Shooting
Posted on October 02, 2017
“We grieve with the nation as we learn the details of last night’s tragic shooting in Las Vegas. We are angered as the epidemic of gun violence continues in this country. And we are grateful to law enforcement who acted quickly to bring the situation under control.”
Announcement on the Future of the Lee-Jackson Windows
Posted on September 06, 2017
Dear friends, Two years ago, following a tragic shooting at a church in Charleston, S.C., then-Dean Gary Hall called for the removal of two stained glass windows at the Cathedral that honor Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. At that time, we began a process to engage this community in deep questions […]
Dean Hollerith on white supremacists in Charlottesville: Racism grieves the heart of God
Posted on August 12, 2017
The tragic events in Charlottesville today, and the hatred that fueled them, grieve the heart of God.
Cathedral Dean Responds to Presidential Decision to Restrict Transgender Military Service Members
Posted on July 27, 2017
We are stronger as a nation when we respect the identities of all and allow people to serve their country based solely on their ability.
Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith Responds to Alexandria Shooting
Posted on June 14, 2017
Despite the attention of today’s shooting, we must never forget the 93 Americans who die each day from gun violence.
Canon Theologian Kelly Brown Douglas to lead Episcopal Divinity School
Posted on May 19, 2017
While it is sad to bid farewell to a friend and gifted priest, we know that God’s calling to Kelly will be a gift to the wider church.
Trump Action Will Politicize Churches, Cathedral Dean Says
Posted on May 04, 2017
"This move will politicize churches ... further polarize the people we are attempting to unite.”