Remembering Nelson Mandela (1918–2013)
In a long life of which nearly one third was spent behind bars, Nelson Mandela saw both hardship and blessing. We today give thanks for his experience of both, for they enabled the advance of freedom in South Africa and throughout the world. Read Dean Hall’s full statement »
Friday–Sunday, December 6–8
Handel’s masterpiece in the Cathedral’s setting is the essential Christmas music experience. A Baroque–period orchestra and guest soloists join the Cathedral’s combined boy, girl and men’s choirs. Learn more »
A new meditation by Cathedral members, clergy, and staff each day through Christmas. Read meditations »
Washington National Cathedral is called to serve as the spiritual home for the nation. The Cathedral is a national treasure and an architectural feat, a place of stunning beauty built to inspire. Inside, artwork and exhibits tell the American story of faith. Outside, you can explore gardens and grounds shared with three outstanding schools—or peer with gargoyles from the city’s highest point.
This is a place for spiritual enrichment above all, whether you come here for worship, a concert, a pilgrimage, or an insightful program. It is a place open to all.
It is open to you.