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Press Release Archive


Cathedral to Host Public Vaccination of Clergy with Drs. Collins and Fauci

Posted on March 12, 2021

Event will be held inside the Cathedral and will feature remarks from Fauci and Collins, followed by public vaccination of a diverse group of D.C.-area faith leaders from impacted communities

Cathedral Announces Jon Meacham as Canon Historian

Posted on March 10, 2021

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian will help shape programming and events at the Cathedral around issues of faith, spirituality and the American story.

Dean Hollerith: I was Wrong and I am Sorry

Posted on February 10, 2021

It is important that  we seek reconciliation and relationship with those with whom we disagree, but not at the expense of the sacred dignity and worth of our LGBTQ friends and families. 

Black History Month: Something to Celebrate

Posted on February 02, 2021

Black History Month recounts specific moments, achievements and milestones, but it also presents an opportunity to recall a witness of faith that has provided countless people the strength to “see a way out of no way.”

Cathedral to Host Virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service

Posted on January 19, 2021

“We are honored to welcome the nation to pause, give thanks and seek God’s help in the hard work ahead," said Dean Randy Hollerith.

Bishop Budde and Dean Hollerith on Election Violence

Posted on January 06, 2021

Mr. President, there has been no fraudulent election. You called your supporters to our capitol, you fed their wild fantasies and conspiracy theories. You whipped them into a frenzy.  This is not acceptable.

Thousands of Origami Doves Take Flight at National Cathedral

Posted on December 20, 2020

Beginning in December through mid-2021, the Cathedral will host an exhibit, which shows thousands of doves “flying” through its nave, to symbolize hope and optimism for the new year

As America Mourns 300,000 COVID dead, Cathedral Dean Says: ‘God Forgive Us’

Posted on December 14, 2020

I have grown weary of tolling this bell. I don’t want to toll this bell any more. I don’t want to lose any more lives. God forgive us if we find ourselves tolling this bell again at 400,000 lives lost.

Dean Hollerith and Bishop Budde: Hate Has No Home Here

Posted on December 13, 2020

We believe that Black Lives Matter because Black lives matter to God. The Proud Boys and their hatred are not welcome here.

Faith, Compassion, and Healing Our National Divides

Posted on November 12, 2020

Bishop Curry and Dr. Moore will explore some of the key ethical teachings of their faiths and look at ways these teachings are relevant to the task of creating understanding and reconciliation between Americans of different political views.

Bishop Budde and Dean Hollerith: It’s Time to Put Healing Above Partisanship

Posted on November 07, 2020

Only together can we overcome our divisions to meet the enormous challenges before us. All of us, but particularly our leaders, must put the healing of the nation above partisan loyalties. 

Prayers for President and Mrs. Trump and All Coronavirus Victims

Posted on October 02, 2020

Give public health and government officials the strength and will to act with wisdom and compassion in service to all.