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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


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 […]

Statement from Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith on the Death of Sen. John McCain

Posted on August 26, 2018

WASHINGTON — The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral, released the following statement on the death of Senator John McCain (R-AZ): “Today, our hearts are with the family of Sen. John McCain, the people of Arizona and all those who mourn the loss of this American hero and patriot. We pray that […]

Dean Randy Hollerith: Scripture Does Not Justify Separating Undocumented Families

Posted on June 15, 2018

Dean Randy Hollerith: "Yes, it may be legal to separate these children from their parents. But that doesn’t mean it’s moral."

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.