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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


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.

Statement from Dean Hollerith on the Fire at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral

Posted on April 15, 2019

WASHINGTON — The following is a statement from the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Dean of Washington National Cathedral on the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral. All of us at Washington National Cathedral send our prayers and support to the people of Paris and across the world who love and care for Notre-Dame de Paris. Today’s […]

A Message from Dean Hollerith

Posted on March 14, 2019

Dear friends, Our faith teaches us that we are called to treat every person we encounter as a beloved child of God, no matter who they are, where they come from or how they come to us. That is especially true when it comes to protecting and safeguarding young people on the Cathedral Close. Our […]

Faith leaders unite: End the government shutdown now!

Posted on January 17, 2019

While the effects are felt nationwide, our region is especially impacted. Many in our faith communities are struggling, as are their co-workers and neighbors, and we are concerned for them and their families.

A Statement Regarding the Passing of President George H. W. Bush

Posted on December 01, 2018

A statement from the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Dean of Washington National Cathedral, and the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington: Washington National Cathedral and the Episcopal Diocese of Washington join the nation in mourning and giving thanks for the life of President George H.W. Bush, a dedicated […]

Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Celebrates the Spirit of Apollo

Posted on November 07, 2018

On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 11, the National Air and Space Museum will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8, the first flight to the Moon, with a special event at Washington National Cathedral, the site of some of the country’s most important commemorations of the American space program. Speakers, including Apollo 8 astronaut […]

Dean Hollerith: It’s Time to End the Hate

Posted on October 27, 2018

Cathedral issues a prayer for victims and families and calls for national healing, reconciliation, and leadership to confront the bigotry and hate fueling today’s violence.

Matthew Shepard to be Interred at Washington National Cathedral 

Posted on October 11, 2018

Family of the Wyoming student, who was murdered in anti-gay hate crime in 1998, to inter Shepard at the Cathedral, a place where a safer, kinder world is envisioned.

Cathedral to Host Starbucks CEO and Howard Divinity Dean on Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted on October 09, 2018

The event will be moderated by Adi Ignatius, editor-in-chief of Harvard Business Review, and will address the role of consumers, businesses and corporate leaders in tackling today’s most pressing social problems.

Cathedral Hires Richard Bland as Chief Operating Officer

Posted on September 19, 2018

WASHINGTON — Richard Bland has been hired as Washington National Cathedral’s new chief operating officer, effective October 9, a role in which he will oversee all public-facing operations and work to deepen the Cathedral’s mission as an agent of reconciliation, a trusted voice of moral leadership, and a sacred space where the country gathers during […]