Journey to Easter—in person or online.

You’re invited to join the Cathedral as we make our way from Ash Wednesday through Holy Week to the celebration of Christ’s glorious Resurrection on Easter. 

See below for our schedule of services, musical offerings and meditations for the season. Surrounded by community and nourished by prayer, we will journey together to Easter.

Holy Week Worship & Prayer

ICYMI: Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist

Archived Service (Mar. 24)

In case you missed it: Holy Week begins as we make the journey from Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem to his utter rejection and crucifixion. Catch up on this Holy Eucharist featuring the Cathedral Choir and Contemporary Ensemble.

ICYMI: Holy Eucharist with Chrism Blessing

Archived Service (Mar. 26)

In case you missed it: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Washington as clergy reaffirm their vows and consecrate sacramental oil. All are welcome to attend this service of Holy Eucharist. Featured musicians: Contemporary Ensemble.

ICYMI: Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist

Archived Service (Mar. 28)

In case you missed it: In the Solemn Liturgy of Maundy Thursday, we remember Jesus’ Last Supper and his charge to love one another through the washing of feet. We end the service by stripping the altar and begin the vigil with the Reserved Sacrament until midnight. Featured musicians: Cathedral Choir.

ICYMI: Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday

Archived Service (Mar. 29)

In case you missed it: Join the Cathedral community as we remember Christ’s suffering, crucifixion and death on Good Friday with a service of Scripture, music and ancient prayer. Featured musicians: Cathedral Choir.

ICYMI: Good Friday Evening Service

Archived Service (Mar. 29)

In case you missed it: Through readings and music from across centuries and traditions, this service provides a quiet, contemplative space to reflect on the death and burial of Jesus. Featured musicians: Contemporary Ensemble. Livestream available.

ICYMI: The Great Vigil of Easter

Archived Service (Mar. 30)

In case you missed it: Journey from darkness to light, from death to life, as we bear witness to the Paschal Mystery through powerful music, the retelling of the salvation story and welcoming new believers in Baptism. Incense is used at this service. All are welcome to bring bells. Featured musicians: Cathedral Choir, Contemporary Ensemble, and Brass Ensemble. Livestream available.

ICYMI: Easter Day: The Festival Holy Eucharist

Archived Service (Mar. 31)

In case you missed it: Hallelujah! Christ is risen! We will gather around Christ’s table, and join together in music and prayer, to proclaim Jesus’ victory over death and the Good News of the Resurrection. Featured musicians: Cathedral Choir, Contemporary Ensemble, and Brass Ensemble. Livestream available for 11:15 only.

ICYMI: Easter Sunday Organ Recital

Archived Performance (Mar. 31)

In case you missed it: Cathedral organist Thomas Sheehan celebrates the joy of Easter with a selection of uplifting music to celebrate the Resurrection.

ICYMI: Easter Day Choral Evensong

Archived Service (Mar. 31)

In case you missed it: Our Easter Day celebrations end with Choral Evensong, a traditional Anglican service of sung evening prayer that features Holy Scripture, Psalms, hymns and anthems led by the Cathedral Choir. Passes are not required. Livestream available.
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Daily Lenten Meditations

food for the journey
Cathedral clergy offer a written and video meditation each day in Lent. The path from ashes to Alleluia is one that we walk together, in community. Read daily meditations and subscribe now.
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Ash Wednesday Holy Eucharist

in case you missed it
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent: a time of fasting, prayer, self-examination and preparation for the Easter Feast. Catch up on this service of Holy Eucharist that includes the imposition of ashes, an ancient sign of repentance that serves as a reminder of our mortality. watch now
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Honor a Loved One this Special Season

memorial & honor gifts
All memorial gifts are recorded in the Cathedral Book of Remembrance: more than 100 volumes of names in a living history of faithfulness and hope for the future. Join this unique legacy by making a gift in support of our ongoing mission and ministry, or a special gift toward the greens and flowers that decorate the Cathedral to match the glory of the season. donate today