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.

Sunday, December 1

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  • 8:00 AM

    Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

    The Rev. Rich Kukowski, preacher

  • 9:00 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    The Very Rev. Gary R. Hall, preacher Learn more »

  • 11:15 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    The Very Rev. Gary R. Hall, preacher Learn more »

  • 12:45 PM

    Congregation Potluck Luncheon

    Gather for food and fellowship in Perry Auditorium Learn more »

  • 1:00 PM

    Knitting and Crocheting Ministry

    Enjoy the company of fellow crafters and make cozy caps and scarves Learn more »

  • 1:30 PM

    Close-up Tour: Angels High and Low

    These tours offer a special in-depth look at aspects of Cathedral artisanship for visitors aged 10 and older. Learn more »

  • 4:00 PM

    Advent Lessons and Carols

    The Cathedral Choirs lead a service of Advent lessons and carols Learn more »

Monday, December 2

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  • 10:30 AM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 12:30 PM

    Organ Demonstration

    On Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1 pm, a Cathedral organist gives a short talk about the 10,650-pipe great organ followed by a mini-recital.

  • 1:30 PM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 3:00 PM

    No Guided and Audio Tours

    No guided and audio tours beginning at 3 pm due to concert rehearsal. Self-guided brochures available Lower level, Cathedral Store, and Bishop’s Garden will be open all day.

  • 5:30 PM

    Evening Prayer

    This 20 minute service, known as the evening office, includes prayers, Scripture, and liturgy for the close of the day. All are welcome.

  • 7:00 PM

    Traveling with Ignatius Loyola Through Advent

    As Advent begins, take a breath, pause, and pray Learn more »

Tuesday, December 3

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  • 10:30 AM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 10:45 AM

    Spiritual Reflections Tour

    Explore up close the inspiring stories of faithful action and devotion highlighted in glass and stone in the Cathedral, and be nourished on your own spiritual journey. No matter your religious tradition or background, enjoy this unique one-hour meditative tour that offers story, silence, poetry, prayer, and reflective invitations. Learn more »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 1:30 PM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 1:30 PM

    Tour and Tea

    Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington. Learn more »

  • 5:00 PM

    Listening for God

    Hear the word of God in reading Holy Scripture, in silence, and by sharing with others in prayerful listening during this time of modified Lectio Divina, or holy reading. Learn more »

  • 5:30 PM

    Evening Prayer

    This 20 minute service, known as the evening office, includes prayers, Scripture, and liturgy for the close of the day. All are welcome.

  • 6:00 PM

    Centering Prayer

    Open your entire being to God’s presence during this time of silent prayer as you move beyond thoughts, words, and emotions into a quiet communion with the Divine. Learn more »

Wednesday, December 4

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  • 8:00 AM

    Centering Prayer

    Open your entire being to God’s presence during this time of silent prayer as you move beyond thoughts, words, and emotions into a quiet communion with the Divine. Learn more »

  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    No touring of the nave (main level) in the morning due to school service. Touring will begin at 10:45 am. No guided and audio tours beginning at 3 pm due to concert rehearsal. Self-guided brochures available.

  • 10:30 AM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 12:30 PM

    Organ Demonstration

    On Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1 pm, a Cathedral organist gives a short talk about the 10,650-pipe great organ followed by a mini-recital.

  • 1:30 PM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 1:30 PM

    Tour and Tea

    Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington. Learn more »

  • 3:00 PM

    No Guided and Audio Tours

    No guided and audio tours beginning at 3 pm due to concert rehearsal. Self-guided brochures available.

  • 5:30 PM

    Evening Prayer

    This 20 minute service, known as the evening office, includes prayers, Scripture, and liturgy for the close of the day. All are welcome.

  • 7:00 PM

    Be Strong, Take Heart: Entering Advent

    A Quiet Evening Candlelight Walk Learn more »

Thursday, December 5

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  • 10:30 AM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 12:00 PM

    Touring Interruption

    No guided and audio tours beginning at 12 pm due to concert rehearsal. Self-guided brochures available. Lower level, Cathedral Store, and Bishop’s Garden will be open.

  • 1:30 PM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 3:00 PM

    Close-up Tour: Angels High and Low

    These tours offer a special in-depth look at aspects of Cathedral artisanship for visitors aged 10 and older. Learn more »

  • 5:30 PM

    Evening Prayer

    This 20 minute service, known as the evening office, includes prayers, Scripture, and liturgy for the close of the day. All are welcome.

Friday, December 6

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  • 10:30 AM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 1:30 PM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 4:30 PM

    Touring Interruption

    Cathedral will close at 4:30 pm for concert preparations. No evening service due to concert. Box Office will open for ticket purchase and ticket holders at 6:30 pm for concert.

  • 7:30 PM

    Handel’s Messiah

    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 »

Saturday, December 7

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  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 12:30 PM

    Carillon Recital

    Cathedral Carillonneur Edward M. Nassor plays a recital most Saturday afternoons. Best heard from the Bishop’s Garden.

  • 1:30 PM

    Cathedral closes

    Cathedral will close at 1:30 pm for concert preparations. No evening service due to concert. Box Office will open for ticket purchase and ticket holders at 3 pm for concert.

  • 4:00 PM

    Handel’s Messiah

    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 »

Sunday, December 8

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  • 8:00 AM

    Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

    The Rev. Preston Hannibal, preacher

  • 9:00 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, preacher Learn more »

  • 11:15 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, preacher Learn more »

  • 1:30 PM

    Touring Interruption

    Cathedral will close at 1:30 pm for concert preparations. No evening service due to concert. Box Office will open for ticket purchase and ticket holders at 3 pm for concert.

  • 4:00 PM

    Handel’s Messiah

    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 »

Monday, December 9

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  • 10:30 AM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 12:30 PM

    Organ Demonstration

    On Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1 pm, a Cathedral organist gives a short talk about the 10,650-pipe great organ followed by a mini-recital.

  • 1:30 PM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 5:30 PM

    Weekday Evensong

    The Men of the Cathedral Choir sing Evensong. Learn more »

Tuesday, December 10

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  • 10:30 AM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 10:45 AM

    Spiritual Reflections Tour

    Explore up close the inspiring stories of faithful action and devotion highlighted in glass and stone in the Cathedral, and be nourished on your own spiritual journey. No matter your religious tradition or background, enjoy this unique one-hour meditative tour that offers story, silence, poetry, prayer, and reflective invitations. Learn more »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 1:30 PM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 5:00 PM

    Listening for God

    Hear the word of God in reading Holy Scripture, in silence, and by sharing with others in prayerful listening during this time of modified Lectio Divina, or holy reading. Learn more »

  • 5:30 PM

    Weekday Evensong

    The Men of the Cathedral Choir sing Evensong. Learn more »

  • 6:00 PM

    Centering Prayer

    Open your entire being to God’s presence during this time of silent prayer as you move beyond thoughts, words, and emotions into a quiet communion with the Divine. Learn more »

Wednesday, December 11

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  • 8:00 AM

    Centering Prayer

    Open your entire being to God’s presence during this time of silent prayer as you move beyond thoughts, words, and emotions into a quiet communion with the Divine. Learn more »

  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    The Cathedral is closed due to a special memorial service until 1:30 pm.

  • 11:00 AM

    Official National Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela

    The Cathedral is honored to have hosted the official national memorial service for Nelson Mandela in partnership with the Embassy of South Africa to the United States. Learn more »

  • 1:30 PM

    Tour and Tea

    Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington. Learn more »

  • 5:30 PM

    Weekday Evensong

    The Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls sings Evensong. Learn more »

Thursday, December 12

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  • 10:30 AM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 1:30 PM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 2:30 PM

    Touring Interruption

    No touring of the nave (main level) due to a special service. Lower level and Cathedral Store will be open.

  • 3:45 PM

    Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence

    The Newtown Foundation and Washington National Cathedral hosted a vigil service for all victims of gun violence. Learn more »

  • 5:30 PM

    Weekday Evensong

    The Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls sings Evensong. Learn more »

Friday, December 13

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  • 10:30 AM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 1:30 PM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 5:30 PM

    Evening Prayer

    This 20 minute service, known as the evening office, includes prayers, Scripture, and liturgy for the close of the day. All are welcome.

Saturday, December 14

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  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    Cathedral will be closed to visitors all day for concerts. Box Office will open for ticket purchase and ticket holders at 11 am for 12 pm concert and at 3 pm for 4 pm concert.

  • 12:00 PM

    The Joy of Christmas: Family Matinee

    Special Christmas concert for families with young children presented by the Cathedral Choral Society. Learn more »

  • 12:30 PM

    Carillon Recital

    Cathedral Carillonneur Edward M. Nassor plays a recital most Saturday afternoons. Best heard from the Bishop’s Garden.

  • 4:00 PM

    The Joy of Christmas

    The Cathedral Choral Society presents this perennial holiday favorite. Learn more »

  • 7:00 PM

    20s&30s Christmas Potluck Party

    Join the 20s&30s for this festive celebration Learn more »

Sunday, December 15

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  • 8:00 AM

    Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

    The Very Rev. Gary R. Hall, preacher

  • 8:30 AM

    Martha’s Table Ministry

    Third Sunday of each month drop off your sandwiches and fruit Learn more »

  • 9:00 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    The Very Rev. Gary R. Hall, preacher Learn more »

  • 9:45 AM

    Advent Giving Tree

    Pick a tag during Advent Sunday coffee hours beginning December 1 Learn more »

  • 11:15 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    The Rev. Dr. George F. Regas, guest preacher Learn more »

  • 12:30 PM

    Newcomer Welcome and Orientation

    Learn more about congregation life; following the 11:15 am service Learn more »

  • 1:00 PM

    Knitting and Crocheting Ministry

    Enjoy the company of fellow crafters and make cozy caps and scarves Learn more »

  • 2:30 PM

    Cathedral Closed

    Cathedral will close at 2:30 pm for concert preparations. No evening service due to concert. Box Office will open for ticket purchase and ticket holders at 3 pm for concert.

  • 4:00 PM

    The Joy of Christmas

    The Cathedral Choral Society presents this perennial holiday favorite. Learn more »

Monday, December 16

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  • 10:30 AM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 12:30 PM

    Organ Demonstration

    On Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1 pm, a Cathedral organist gives a short talk about the 10,650-pipe great organ followed by a mini-recital.

  • 1:30 PM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 5:30 PM

    Weekday Evensong

    The Girl Choristers sing Evensong. Learn more »

Tuesday, December 17

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  • 10:30 AM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 10:45 AM

    Spiritual Reflections Tour

    Explore up close the inspiring stories of faithful action and devotion highlighted in glass and stone in the Cathedral, and be nourished on your own spiritual journey. No matter your religious tradition or background, enjoy this unique one-hour meditative tour that offers story, silence, poetry, prayer, and reflective invitations. Learn more »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 1:00 PM

    Word, Wisdom, Welcome: An Advent Quiet Afternoon

    Give yourself the gift of being fully in the present moment Learn more »

  • 1:30 PM

    Tour and Tea

    Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington. Learn more »

  • 1:30 PM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 5:00 PM

    Listening for God

    Hear the word of God in reading Holy Scripture, in silence, and by sharing with others in prayerful listening during this time of modified Lectio Divina, or holy reading. Learn more »

  • 5:30 PM

    Weekday Evensong

    The Boy Choristers sing Evensong. Learn more »

  • 6:00 PM

    Centering Prayer

    Open your entire being to God’s presence during this time of silent prayer as you move beyond thoughts, words, and emotions into a quiet communion with the Divine. Learn more »

Wednesday, December 18

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  • 8:00 AM

    Centering Prayer

    Open your entire being to God’s presence during this time of silent prayer as you move beyond thoughts, words, and emotions into a quiet communion with the Divine. Learn more »

  • 10:30 AM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 12:30 PM

    Organ Demonstration

    On Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1 pm, a Cathedral organist gives a short talk about the 10,650-pipe great organ followed by a mini-recital.

  • 1:30 PM

    Tour and Tea

    Enjoy an in-depth Cathedral tour followed by traditional English tea with sandwiches, scones, and a scenic view of Washington. Learn more »

  • 1:30 PM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 5:30 PM

    Weekday Evensong

    The Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls sings Evensong. Learn more »

Thursday, December 19

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  • 10:00 AM

    School Service; No Tours

    No touring of the nave (main level) due to school service. Self-guided and audio tours will be available at 1 pm. Lower level, Cathedral Store, and Bishop’s Garden will be open all day.

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 1:30 PM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 5:30 PM

    Evening Prayer

    This 20 minute service, known as the evening office, includes prayers, Scripture, and liturgy for the close of the day. All are welcome.

Friday, December 20

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  • 10:30 AM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 1:30 PM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 5:30 PM

    Evening Prayer

    This 20 minute service, known as the evening office, includes prayers, Scripture, and liturgy for the close of the day. All are welcome.

Saturday, December 21

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  • 10:00 AM

    Bethlehem Prayer Service

    Join worshipers in the nave for the seventh annual joint simulcast Christmas service with the people of Bethlehem. Learn more »

  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    Cathedral will be closed to touring all day for special service in the morning and Christmas Pageant in the afternoon. Lower level, Cathedral Store, and Bishop’s Garden will be open all day.

  • 12:30 PM

    Carillon Recital

    Cathedral Carillonneur Edward M. Nassor plays a recital most Saturday afternoons. Best heard from the Bishop’s Garden.

  • 2:00 PM

    Christmas Pageant

    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 22

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  • 8:00 AM

    Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

    The Rev. Dr. Wallom Jensen, preacher

  • 9:00 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    The Rev. Canon Kim Turner Baker, preacher Learn more »

  • 11:15 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    The Rev. Canon Gina Campbell, preacher Learn more »

  • 3:45 PM

    Cathedral Closed

    Cathedral will close at 3:45 pm for service preparations. No evening service due to special service. Service will begin at 6 pm. Passes required.

  • 6:00 PM

    Carols by Candlelight

    The Rev. Canon Kim Turner Baker, preacher Learn more »

Monday, December 23

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  • 10:30 AM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 1:30 PM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 3:45 PM

    Cathedral Closed

    Cathedral will close at 3:45 pm for service preparations. No evening service due to special service. Service will begin at 6 pm. Passes required.

  • 6:00 PM

    Carols by Candlelight

    The Rev. Canon Gina Campbell, preacher Learn more »

Tuesday, December 24

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  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    No guided and audio tours in the morning; self-guided brochures available. Cathedral will close at 12:30 pm for Christmas Eve service preparations. Passes are required for Christmas Eve Services.

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 12:00 PM

    Christmas Flowers

    Flowers adorn the Cathedral for the season of Christmastide. Learn more »

  • 6:00 PM

    Carols by Candlelight

    The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, preacher Learn more »

  • 10:00 PM

    Festival Holy Eucharist

    The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, preacher Learn more »

Wednesday, December 25

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  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    No guided and audio tours available due to Christmas holiday; self-guided brochures available 12:30 after Christmas Day service. Lower level and Bishop’s Garden will be open all day. Cathedral Store will be closed.

  • 11:00 AM

    Festival Holy Eucharist

    The Very Rev. Gary R. Hall, preacher Learn more »

  • 4:00 PM

    Christmas Day Service of Lessons and Carols

    Traditional service of Scripture readings and Christmas carols. The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, preacher; Rosa Lamoreaux, soloist. Learn more »

  • 5:15 PM

    Organ Recital: Christmas Day Organ Recital

    Cathedral organists Christopher Betts and Benjamin Straley play a Christmas afternoon recital on the Cathedral’s great organ. Learn more »

Thursday, December 26

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  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 5:30 PM

    Evening Prayer

    This 20 minute service, known as the evening office, includes prayers, Scripture, and liturgy for the close of the day. All are welcome.

Friday, December 27

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  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 5:30 PM

    Evening Prayer

    This 20 minute service, known as the evening office, includes prayers, Scripture, and liturgy for the close of the day. All are welcome.

Saturday, December 28

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  • 10:00 AM

    No Guided and Audio Tours

    No touring of the nave (main level) due to special service. Self-guided and audio tours will be available at 10:45 am. Lower level, Cathedral Store, and Bishop’s Garden will be open all day.

  • 10:00 AM

    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.

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 12:30 PM

    Carillon Recital

    Cathedral Carillonneur Edward M. Nassor plays a recital most Saturday afternoons. Best heard from the Bishop’s Garden.

  • 4:00 PM

    Evening Prayer

    This 20 minute service, known as the evening office, includes prayers, Scripture, and liturgy for the close of the day. All are welcome.

Sunday, December 29

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  • 8:00 AM

    Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

    The Rev. Rebecca Myers, preacher

  • 9:00 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    The Rev. Kelly Douglas, preacher

  • 11:15 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, preacher

Monday, December 30

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  • 10:30 AM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 1:30 PM

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    This specialty tour takes you up close to stained glass windows, gargoyles, and areas of the Cathedral not included on the Highlights Tour. Learn more »

  • 5:30 PM

    Evening Prayer

    This 20 minute service, known as the evening office, includes prayers, Scripture, and liturgy for the close of the day. All are welcome.

Tuesday, December 31

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  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

    This 35-40 minute service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

  • 5:00 PM

    Listening for God

    Hear the word of God in reading Holy Scripture, in silence, and by sharing with others in prayerful listening during this time of modified Lectio Divina, or holy reading. Learn more »

  • 5:30 PM

    Evening Prayer

    This 20 minute service, known as the evening office, includes prayers, Scripture, and liturgy for the close of the day. All are welcome.

  • 6:00 PM

    Centering Prayer

    Open your entire being to God’s presence during this time of silent prayer as you move beyond thoughts, words, and emotions into a quiet communion with the Divine. Learn more »

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.