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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 mourns the loss of former first lady Barbara Bush

Posted on April 18, 2018

Barbara Bush became among the brightest of her husband's "thousand points of light" and a living example of faithfulness, both to her family and to the nation, always facing adversity with grace and courage.

Cathedral to Honor MLK with Services to Mark 50 Years Since His Death

Posted on April 03, 2018

Events will include a broadcast of Dr. King’s final Sunday Sermon on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 and a Sunday service on April 8, 2018 modeled after the final Sunday service of King’s life.

Washington National Cathedral to Host Interfaith Prayer Vigil Ahead of March For Our Lives

Posted on March 20, 2018

Washington National Cathedral will host an interfaith prayer vigil on Friday, March 23, for activists, students and pilgrims who are attending Saturday’s March For Our Lives to demand that their lives and safety become a priority for Congressional leaders in order to end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools.

Dean Hollerith Offers Prayers After the Death of Secretary Togo West

Posted on March 15, 2018

"Our nation was blessed by his leadership, and this Cathedral was blessed by his decades of work with us."

The Rev. Dr. Leonard Hamlin Sr. Appointed Canon Missioner of Washington National Cathedral

Posted on February 27, 2018

Dr. Hamlin will oversee the Cathedral’s outreach and social justice initiatives, including gun violence prevention and racial justice and reconciliation.

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 […]