Event Calendar

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Current Exhibits

Currently on display on the seventh floor are “Though the Earth Be Moved,” a look at the impact of the 2011 earthquake on the Cathedral, and “Gothic Resilience,” an exhibition of Cathedral photographs by Colin Winterbottom.

Thursday, December 3

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  • 11:30 AM

    Touring Interruption

    No touring in the afternoon of the nave (main level) due to concert rehearsal

  • 3:00 PM

    Close-up Tour: Angels Everywhere

    See how angels have been depicted in stained glass, needlepoint, wood carving, and stone carving Learn more »

  • 5:00 PM

    Christmas Shopping Night on the Close

    The Herb Cottage and Cathedral Store stay open late for a gala night of shopping for the holidays

Friday, December 4

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  • 7:30 PM

    Handel: Messiah

    The Cathedral Choir and Baroque Orchestra perform this beloved masterpiece. Learn more »

Saturday, December 5

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  • 9:30 AM

    Waiting on the Lord: An Advent Quiet Morning

    Morning Pilgrimage: As we enter this season of holy waiting, prepare your heart for the coming of the Light with a quiet morning of contemplative practices. Learn more »

  • 2:00 PM

    Touring Interruption

    Nave (main level) will close for concert preparations at 2 pm

  • 4:00 PM

    Handel: Messiah

    The Cathedral Choir and Baroque Orchestra with soloists perform this beloved masterpiece. Learn more »

Sunday, December 6

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  • 7:45 AM

    Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

    The Rev. Dr. Beth Humphrey, preacher

  • 8:45 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III, preacher

  • 10:00 AM

    Contemporary Folk Eucharist

    The Rev. Dr. Beth Humphrey, worship leader

  • 10:10 AM

    Sunday Forum: Are We Our Brother's Keeper? Fighting Disease and Poverty Around the World

    Ed Scott Learn more »

  • 11:15 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III, preacher

  • 1:30 PM

    Close-up Tour: Angels Everywhere

    See how angels have been depicted in stained glass, needlepoint, wood carving, and stone carving Learn more »

  • 2:00 PM

    Touring Interruption

    Nave (main level) will close for concert preparations at 2 pm

  • 4:00 PM

    Handel: Messiah

    The Cathedral Choir and Baroque Orchestra perform this beloved masterpiece. Learn more »

Monday, December 7

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  • 6:15 PM

    Benedictine Life and Prayer

    Discover life balance and spiritual renewal through shared silence, deep listening, intentional conversation, and centering prayer on this journey through the Rule of St. Benedict. Learn more »

  • 7:45 PM

    Creating a Rule of Life

    Experience shared learning, mutual support, and lively encouragement as you create a unique guide for living your life of balance and reconciliation in the world. Learn more »

Thursday, December 10

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  • 10:00 AM

    Benedictine Experience at Bishop Claggett Center

    A four-day retreat with leader Margaret Guenther, entitled: O Come, Emmanuel Learn more »

  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    No touring of the nave (main level) in the morning due to school service

Saturday, December 12

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  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    No touring of the nave (main level) all day due to a concert.

  • 12:00 PM

    The Joy of Christmas: Family Matinee

    An abbreviated version of the annual Cathedral Choral Society Christmas concert designed for families; duration: about 1 hour Learn more »

  • 4:00 PM

    The Joy of Christmas

    Annual Christmas concert with the Cathedral Choral Society. Learn more »

Sunday, December 13

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  • 7:45 AM

    Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

    The Rev. Canon Samuel Van Culin, preacher

  • 8:45 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    The Rev. Canon Carol L. Wade, preacher

  • 10:00 AM

    Contemporary Folk Eucharist

    The Rev. Canon Samuel Van Culin, worship leader

  • 10:10 AM

    Sunday Forum: The Soul and the Season: Discovering the Reality of Christmas

    The Very Rev. Samuel T. Lloyd III Learn more »

  • 11:15 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    The Rev. Canon Carol L. Wade, preacher

  • 2:00 PM

    Touring Interruption

    Nave (main level) will close for concert preparations at 2 pm

  • 4:00 PM

    The Joy of Christmas

    Annual Christmas concert with the Cathedral Choral Society. Learn more »

Monday, December 14

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  • 6:15 PM

    Benedictine Life and Prayer

    Discover life balance and spiritual renewal through shared silence, deep listening, intentional conversation, and centering prayer on this journey through the Rule of St. Benedict. Learn more »

Tuesday, December 15

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  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    No touring of the nave (main level) until 10:45 am due to a school service rehearsal.

Wednesday, December 16

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  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    No touring of the Nave (main level) in the morning due to school service rehearsal.

Friday, December 18

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  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    No touring of the nave (main level) in the morning due to school service.

Saturday, December 19

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  • 10:00 AM

    Bethlehem Prayer Service

    Joint simulcast worship service with the people of Bethlehem and worshipers in the Cathedral’s Bethlehem Chapel. Learn more »

  • 1:00 PM

    Touring Interruption

    No touring beginning at 1:30 pm due to Christmas Pageant.

  • 2:00 PM

    Christmas Pageant - No service due to snow

    As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, we invite you to bring your children, grandchildren, and other special youngsters to participate in the Christmas pageant. Learn more »

Sunday, December 20

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  • 7:45 AM

    Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 - No service due to snow

    The Rev. Canon Mary Sulerud, preacher

  • 8:45 AM

    Holy Eucharist - No service due to snow

    Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III, preacher

  • 10:00 AM

    Contemporary Folk Eucharist - No service due to snow

    The Rev. Canon Mary Sulerud, worship leader

  • 11:15 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III, preacher

  • 12:45 PM

    Congregation New Member Welcome and Orientation

    Held in conference room N4, third Sunday of every month Learn more »

Monday, December 21

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  • 6:15 PM

    Benedictine Life and Prayer

    Discover life balance and spiritual renewal through shared silence, deep listening, intentional conversation, and centering prayer on this journey through the Rule of St. Benedict. Learn more »

Wednesday, December 23

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  • 6:30 PM

    Carols by Candlelight

    Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III, preacher. Learn more »

Thursday, December 24

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  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    No guided tours offered on Christmas Eve

  • 12:30 PM

    Touring Interruption

    The Cathedral closes at 12:30 pm in preparation for Christmas Eve services

  • 6:00 PM

    Christmas Eve Festival Holy Eucharist

    Bishop of Washington John Bryson Chane, preacher; Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III, presider. Passes required. Learn more »

  • 10:00 PM

    Christmas Eve Festival Holy Eucharist

    Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III, preacher; Bishop of Washington John Bryson Chane, presider. Passes required. Learn more »

Friday, December 25

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  • 9:00 AM

    Christmas Day Festival Holy Eucharist

    Nationally telecast Christmas Day service. Bishop of Washington John Bryson Chane, preacher; Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III, presider. Learn more »

  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    No guided tours all day due to Christmas holiday. Self-guided touring is available

  • 12:00 PM

    Christmas Day Holy Eucharist, Rite II

    The Rev. Canon Stephen Huber, preacher.

  • 4:00 PM

    Christmas Lessons and Carols

    Service of Word and prayer on Christmas afternoon. The Rev. Canon Stephen Huber, preacher.

  • 5:15 PM

    Organ Recital: Christmas Day Organ Recital

    Annual Christmas Day organ recital. Learn more »

Sunday, December 27

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  • 7:45 AM

    Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

    The Rev. Canon Samuel Van Culin, preacher

  • 8:45 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    The Rev. Canon John L. Peterson, preacher

  • 10:00 AM

    Contemporary Folk Eucharist

    The Rev. Canon Samuel Van Culin, worship leader

  • 11:15 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    The Rev. Canon John L. Peterson, preacher

  • 4:00 PM

    Choral Evensong

    The Rev. Canon Stephen Huber, officiant

Monday, December 28

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  • Ceremonial Laying of Wreath on President Wilson‘s Tomb

    Join representatives from the U.S. military services on the occasion of the anniversary of Wilson’s birth.

  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    No touring of the nave (main level) until 10:45 am due to a service.

  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    No Behind-the-Scenes Tours today.

  • 6:15 PM

    Benedictine Life and Prayer

    Discover life balance and spiritual renewal through shared silence, deep listening, intentional conversation, and centering prayer on this journey through the Rule of St. Benedict. Learn more »

Tuesday, December 29

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  • 6:30 PM

    Cathedral Crossroads: Crossing the Threshold

    An evening of reflection and refreshment as we let go of the old year and move mindfully into 2010. Learn more »

Thursday, December 31

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  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    No Behind-the-Scenes Tours today.

  • 6:00 PM

    German Lutheran Service

    German Lutheran service

Parking at the Cathedral

Parking in the Cathedral’s underground garage is free on Sundays for services and organ recitals; parking for concerts and programs is available for an event-parking fee. Learn more about parking options for individuals and groups.