Weekly Worship Services

The daily and weekly rhythm of prayer has sustained Cathedral life for more than 115 years. Whether a large community worship on Sunday or the stillness of Online Morning Prayer, there are multiple ways for you to enter into God’s presence here at the Cathedral.

Holy Eucharist

Offered Sundays (in-person + online) and Select Weekdays (in-person).
Our services of Holy Eucharist are a chance to meet together to be nourished by God’s Word and fed from the Lord’s table. If you seek a deeper relationship with God through Jesus Christ, you are welcome to receive Communion. Our Sunday Principal Holy Eucharist is webcast, and you can watch each week at the link below.

Choral Evensong

Weekday Choral Evensong is on summer hiatus and returns after Labor Day. Choral Evensong is one of the most beloved Anglican traditions, where we lift our voices to God in sung prayer as we end the day and prepare for rest. With music, Scripture and ancient prayers, you are invited to feel God’s presence in the intimate setting of the Cathedral’s Great Choir. Our Sunday Choral Evensong is webcast, and you can watch each week at the link below.

Online Service of Morning Prayer & Reflection

Offered Weekdays Online.
Begin your day with an online service of Morning Prayer, led by Cathedral clergy. These brief 20-minute webcast services will get you started with Scripture, prayer and a brief meditation to prepare you for whatever life has in store.

Cathedral Worship FAQ

Regular Sunday and Weekday services are open to all.

All are welcome at our regular services. Due to capacity concerns, passes are required for some of our popular holiday or special services.

The Cathedral is an Episcopal church and is the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.

All who seek a deeper relationship with God in Christ are welcome to receive Communion.

Many, but not all, services are webcast on our YouTube Channel. Regular recurring services such as Sunday Holy Eucharist at 11:15 am, Sunday Choral Evensong, and weekday morning prayer are offered online. Large seasonal and special services (Holy Week, Easter, Christmas, etc.) are also webcast. If you happen to miss a live webcast you can always view the archived version on YouTube.

Live webcasts are available on the Cathedral’s YouTube channel and here on our website. If you don’t catch the service live, you can always view the archived version on YouTube.

To watch on our website:

Bookmark the service pages below. Prior to a new weekly or daily service, the embedded video (and service leaflet, if applicable) will update. By clicking the icon in the right corner of the video, you can access the YouTube playlist of previous services.

To watch on YouTube:

Visit the linked playlist below of the services you wish to view. If applicable, service leaflets are available to download in service descriptions. The most recent will be at the top, then listed in descending chronological order. To browse our entire channel, click the first link.

The Cathedral welcomes visiting groups to worship. Please see the group reservation page for more information.

Free parking is available during Sunday worship services in the Cathedral’s parking garage.

Children are enthusiastically welcome at all worship services. The Cathedral’s Sunday nursery has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is not expected to be open until sometime in 2024. We will update this item when the nursery is available.

The Cathedral is collaborating with our neighbor, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, to offer Sunday School beginning at 10:10 a.m. at St. Alban’s. Children PreK-grade 6 will participate in age appropriate Godly Play. Youth grades 7-12 will be on their Journey to Adulthood. Contact Vicar Dana Corsello with questions.

ASL interpretation is available at the 11:15 am Holy Eucharist on Sundays and at most special services (e.g., Holy Week, Christmas); please confirm on the website calendar.

Come as you are! There is no dress code for services.

There is no luggage or coat check available at the Cathedral.

Photography—video or still—is prohibited during worship services. You are invited to take photos before or after worship services.

Touring is not available during Sunday services and other services in the Cathedral nave. Check the calendar for services and events that may impact visiting hours and tours.

Yes! Courses and sessions for newcomers to the Cathedral, as well as those considering confirmation, reception from another denomination, or public reaffirmation of their faith are scheduled throughout the year. Please contact Vicar Dana Corsello for more information.