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Meredith MacKenzie de Silva and Tony Franquiz, West End Strategy Team
(202) 776-7700
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Kevin Eckstrom, Chief Communications Officer
(202) 390-0240
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Press Release Archive


Cathedral Lifts Mask Requirement for Visitors and Worshippers

Posted on March 14, 2022

Whatever decision each person makes, and whenever they choose to make it, is entirely their own and should be respected. 

Women’s History Month is a Chance to Celebrate the Women in Your History

Posted on March 01, 2022

Provost Jan Naylor Cope: We all stand on the shoulders of women–extraordinary and ordinary–who paved the way for the life we have today.

Cathedral Joins Global Prayers for Peace in Ukraine

Posted on February 24, 2022

Warfare and the unbridled quest for power corrupts the human soul, and dishonors the God of love who came among us as the Prince of Peace.

New Cathedral Books Offer Spiritual Resources for Lent and the Pandemic

Posted on February 23, 2022

Reconciliation, Healing, and Hope: Sermons from Washington National Cathedral and The Pilgrim Way of Lent: Reflections from Washington National Cathedral feature sermons, daily scripture, meditations and prayers delivered from the Cathedral.

Black History Month Is About So Much More Than Our History

Posted on January 31, 2022

Yes, Black History Month is about the past, but it must also be about our present, as well as the future we hope to forge, together, as Americans.

In Celebration of the Life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Posted on December 26, 2021

With an exuberance for life and a twinkle in his eye that gave us a glimpse of his holiness, Archbishop Desmond Tutu embodied the joy, hope and love proclaimed by the gospel.

Cathedral Moves All Christmas Services Online Amid COVID Spike

Posted on December 22, 2021

As one of the largest churches in America, we routinely welcome more than 15,000 people to celebrate the Christmas holiday. However, I simply cannot justify gathering massive crowds as the public health situation worsens.

From Dean Hollerith: COVID Safety at the Cathedral

Posted on December 21, 2021

This Cathedral was created to gather God’s people for worship, and as long as we can do so safely and responsibly, that is exactly what we intend to do.

National Cathedral to Host Funeral Service of Sen. Bob Dole 

Posted on December 06, 2021

Service for the WWII hero, longtime Senate leader, and Republican nominee for President will be attended by President Joe Biden and military and political leaders .

Cathedral Calls Ahmaud Arbery Verdicts a Small Step Toward Justice

Posted on November 24, 2021

While America has not yet lived into her full potential, every act that promotes justice takes us one step closer to that more perfect Union. We have taken another step today.

Cathedral to Honor Matthew Shepard with Day-Long Religious Services

Posted on November 18, 2021

The Cathedral will host a morning prayer, all-day remembrance service, and evening service to commemorate Matthew's birthday on December 1.

Cathedral Receives Generous Grant to Support Earthquake Repairs

Posted on October 29, 2021

National Fund for Sacred Places gives $250,000 to Cathedral, which will go toward repairing damages caused by the 2011 D.C. earthquake.