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Nora Langan, West End Strategy Team
(202) 776-7700

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(202) 537-2238

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Press Release Archive


National Cathedral to Host Annual “Blessing of the Animals”

Posted on September 29, 2016

The event is part of the Cathedral’s celebration of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment.

Cathedral to Unveil “Carnival of the Animals” by Acclaimed Artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup

Posted on September 15, 2016

Each of the eight sculptures are inspired by ancient fables, art history, or modern animation.

Evening of Spirituals Celebrates new Black History Museum

Posted on September 15, 2016

“Spirituals tell the often untold story of a people in their struggle to survive and be free from the tyranny of slavery.”

Cathedral to Display ‘Holy City’ by Renowned Painter Brian Whelan

Posted on September 12, 2016

When displayed together, the panels create a 9-foot by 12-foot work of art championing a vision of unity.

Statement by the Bishop of Washington and Interim Dean Mariann Edgar Budde

Posted on July 08, 2016

Until that time when all is taken from our hands, we are among those called to be instruments of peace in times of violence.

Bishop Budde’s Statement on the Orlando Shootings

Posted on June 12, 2016

“We have seen too many killings, shed too many tears, lit too many candles to continue as we are.”

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 […]