Rest in Peace

Funeral for Benjamin Bradlee


Bradlee at Katharine Graham’s Funeral

From Wednesday, October 29

More than 1,300 people filled the Cathedral for a service in thanksgiving for and in celebration of the life of Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee, former editor of the Washington Post. Cathedral Dean Gary Hall offered the homily.
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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.