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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


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.

Cathedral to Host Funeral for Secretary Colin Powell

Posted on October 21, 2021

Service for the first Black secretary of state—who was also a four-star general, national security advisor and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff—will be attended by military and political leaders

Cathedral Mourns Death of Secretary Colin Powell

Posted on October 18, 2021

Beyond his military and diplomatic success, Secretary Powell became a universally respected north star on the nation’s moral compass.

Cathedral to Dedicate New Carving of Elie Wiesel

Posted on October 04, 2021

Ceremony will feature Secretary Madeleine Albright, Canon Historian Jon Meacham, the Wiesel family and others inspired by Elie Wiesel.

Kerry James Marshall, Elizabeth Alexander to Reimagine Confederate Windows

Posted on September 23, 2021

New stained-glass windows and accompanying stone poetry inscription will tell a fuller and more accurate story of American history and culture.   

Cathedral Loans Robert E. Lee Stained Glass Window to Smithsonian

Posted on September 22, 2021

The window, which was permanently removed from the Cathedral in 2017, is part of the Museum's “Make Good the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies" exhibit.

Cathedral to Host Memorial Service for 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

Posted on September 09, 2021

The service, on Sept. 12, will feature the images of firefighters who died in the attacks, along with the tolling of the Cathedral’s funeral bell and participation from local fire departments.

Cathedral to Host Funeral Service of Former Sen. John Warner

Posted on June 18, 2021

The ashes of the longtime Senator from Virginia, who also served as Secretary of the Navy, will be present at the service, which will be attended by Virginia, military and Congressional leaders