Lent & Easter
Surrounded by community and nourished by prayer, we will journey together as we Walk in the Way of the Cross.
Journey with us—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. Surrounded by community and nourished by prayer, we will journey together as we Walk in the Way of the Cross.
Learn more below about our schedule of services, musical offerings and meditations for the season. Surrounded by community and nourished by prayer, we will journey together as we Walk in the Way of the Cross.
Easter Sunday Passes
Due to capacity concerns, the two Easter Sunday Festival Holy Eucharist services (8 and 11:15 am) require reserved passes. Both services are at in-person capacity. You are invited to join us online at 11:15.
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Join us for Holy Week Special Services
Holy Eucharist with Vows Renewal and Chrism BlessingTue Apr. 4 • 12 pm 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. Passes not required.
Maundy Thursday Holy EucharistThu Apr. 6 • 7 pm At this celebration of Holy Communion, 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 in St. John’s Chapel until midnight. Incense is used at this service. Passes not required.
Morning Prayer in the Presence of the Reserved SacramentFri Apr. 7 • 10 am Note: this service is in-person only. The vigil with the Reserved Sacrament formally ends with a service of Morning Prayer for Good Friday. Passes are not required.
Solemn Liturgy of Good FridayFri Apr. 7 • 12 pm 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. Passes not required.
Rite of Reconciliation is offered in-person and online.