"My house shall be called the house of prayer for all people."

Worship with us!

Daily worship is at the heart of Washington National Cathedral. As part of the Episcopal Church, worship at the Cathedral follows the form of the Book of Common Prayer. Cathedral services are open to the public and span a diversity of styles—formal and informal, spoken and musical, intimate and large.

In addition to regular weekly services, the Cathedral is home to special worship opportunities throughout the year. These services are in observance of major feasts and Church seasons, as well as those connected to the larger Washington and national communities.

Regular Sunday Worship Schedule (see calendar for changes)

  • 8 am – Holy Eucharist (St Mary’s Chapel)
  • 9 am – Holy Eucharist (Great Choir)
  • 11:15 am – Holy Eucharist (nave)
  • 4 pm – Choral Evensong

Sunday Live Webcasts and Service Archive

Every Sunday, the 9 am, 11:15 am, and 4 pm services are webcast live on Youtube and Facebook Live. All webcast services are archived on the Cathedral YouTube site, available for viewing at any time.

Sunday School

The Cathedral is collaborating with St. Alban’s Episcopal Church to offer Sunday School each Sunday beginning at 10:10 a.m. at St. Alban’s. Children PreK through grade 6 will participate in age appropriate Godly Play.  Youth grades 7-12 will be on their Journey to Adulthood. (Students entering Grades 8 and 9 will prepare for a pilgrimage in 2019. Students in grades 10 and 11 will be prepared for Confirmation in 2018).  If you have questions please contact the Rev. Dana Corsello, Vicar, dcorsello@cathedral.org.  

*Please refer to the Cathedral calendar for schedule changes.

Regular Sunday Worship Hours

Please refer to the Cathedral calendar for schedule changes

  • 8 am – Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
  • 9 am – Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
  • 11:15 am – Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
  • 4 pm: Choral Evensong or Evening Prayer

The 9 am, 11:15 am, and 4 pm services are webcast live.

Offer a Prayer

At 2:30 pm (Monday – Saturday) in Holy Spirit Chapel, a priest or lay minister offers these prayers and those of others.

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Altar Guild

Since 1900, the Altar Guild and Flower Guild have provided support for the preparation of more than 1,500 worship services each year.

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