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Press Release Archive


National Cathedral Celebrates the Life of J. Reilly Lewis

Posted on June 10, 2016

Lewis was a constant presence at the Cathedral, a gifted musician and a humble servant of Jesus Christ.

Cathedral to Explore Racial Justice Through Public Forums, Arts, Worship

Posted on June 08, 2016

As a first step, the Chapter voted unanimously to remove the two stained glass images of the Confederate battle flag.

The Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith Named As New Dean of Washington National Cathedral

Posted on May 23, 2016

Randy shares our commitment to social justice and community engagement. He has led St. James’s in the work of racial reconciliation, forging lasting ties in the Richmond community.

Tina Tchen, Chief of Staff to the First Lady, to Preach at National Cathedral’s Mother’s Day Service

Posted on May 05, 2016

Tchen will celebrate women’s achievements and explore ways to improve women’s lives.

An Announcement from Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde

Posted on March 17, 2016

Please join me in welcoming Rose and Andy, as together we strive, in our time, to serve Christ and the Cathedral’s unique vocation to be a house of prayer for all people.

Washington National Cathedral Responds to the Death of Nancy Reagan

Posted on March 06, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Following the death of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan, The Right Rev. Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of the Diocese of Washington, released the following statement: “We join the world in mourning the loss and praying for the spirit of former First Lady Nancy Reagan and offering our condolences to her family […]

Statement of the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Episcopal Bishop of Washington and Interim Dean of Washington National Cathedral, on the Death of Justice Antonin Scalia

Posted on February 14, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Washington National Cathedral joins in prayer for Justice Antonin Scalia, his family and colleagues, and our nation. We mourn his death, celebrate his legal mind and give thanks for his extraordinary life of public service. One of the most influential jurists of our time, Justice Scalia will long be remembered for his […]

National Building Museum to become new Custodian of Washington National Cathedral Construction & Design Archives

Posted on February 11, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Washington National Cathedral has selected the National Building Museum as the custodian of its Construction and Design Archives. The collection consists of more than 32,000 historic architectural drawings related to the design and construction of the Cathedral and other historic buildings on its 57-acre campus in Northwest Washington. The materials provided by […]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Returns to Preach at Washington National Cathedral

Posted on February 04, 2016

Washington, D.C. – The Most Rev. Michael Curry, the first African American presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will preach at a Washington National Cathedral service commemorating Absalom Jones, the first black Episcopal priest, on Sunday, February 7 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Curry, known as a powerful preacher and evangelist, was elected as the Episcopal Church’s presiding bishop […]

National Cathedral to Transform Interior for Annual Week-Long “Seeing Deeper” Program

Posted on January 27, 2016

Cathedral Removing Chairs from its Nave to Host Special Programs and Concerts Washington, D.C. – Washington National Cathedral will host an indoor light show, a rhythmic drum circle, an indoor picnic and singers from the Washington National Opera during its annual “Seeing Deeper” program. Every year, “Seeing Deeper” transforms the interior of the nation’s church; thousands of chairs […]

Dean’s Christmas Message, 2015

Posted on December 23, 2015

O the magnitude of meekness! Worth from worth immortal sprung; O the strength of infant weakness, If eternal is so young! —Christopher Smart, “The Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ”   Christmas arrives this year at an unusually fraught time in our national and international life. We seem this season to be assaulted […]

Washington National Cathedral to Feature Special Guest Preacher Rev. Rob Schenck on Sunday During Holy Eucharist Service

Posted on November 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington National Cathedral will hold a celebration of Holy Eucharist on the first Sunday of Advent, November 29, at 11:15 am. The service will feature guest preacher Rev. Rob Schenck with the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Cathedral, presiding. Rev. Schenck is the president and lead missionary of Faith and […]