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.

Tuesday, April 1

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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

    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

    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, April 2

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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

    School Worship Service

    No touring of the nave (main level) in the morning due to school service. Touring will begin at 10:45 am. Lower level, Cathedral Store, and Bishop’s Garden open.

  • 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 »

  • 5:30 PM

    Weekday Evensong

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

Thursday, April 3

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  • Pinnacle Shake Test

    With help from the Carleton Lab at Columbia University, the Cathedral tested structural options for rebuilding the central tower pinnacles. 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.

  • 3:00 PM

    Close-up Tour: 20th Century American Gothic

    Explore the Gothic style and its unique characteristics, purposes, and building methods—and learn why the Cathedral was built in the Gothic style. Learn more »

  • 5:30 PM

    Weekday Evensong

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

Friday, April 4

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  • Your Cathedral at Work: Video Highlights, April 2014

    From concerts and special services to advocacy and church business, see the difference your Cathedral makes every day. Learn more »

  • 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, April 5

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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.

  • 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, April 6

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  • 8:00 AM

    Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

    The Rev. Rich Kukoswki, preacher

  • 9:00 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    The Rev. Canon Gina Gilland Campbell, preacher; the Very Rev. Gary Hall, presider. Learn more »

  • 10:00 AM

    Easter Baskets for infants and toddlers

    Drop off items for Bright Beginnings Learn more »

  • 10:00 AM

    In Honor of Earth Day

    Buy a pound of coffee; help change lives Learn more »

  • 10:00 AM

    Samaritan Ministry Challenge

    changing lives for the better Learn more »

  • 10:10 AM

    Scripture of the Day: Sunday Lectionary Bible Study

    Delve into our Sunday Lenten readings together Learn more »

  • 10:10 AM

    Creating a Culture of Peace

    Dr. Jack Scott, Advocate for Gun Violence Prevention Learn more »

  • 11:15 AM

    Holy Eucharist

    The Rev. Canon Gina Gilland Campbell, preacher; the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, presider 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: 20th Century American Gothic

    Explore the Gothic style and its unique characteristics, purposes, and building methods—and learn why the Cathedral was built in the Gothic style. Learn more »

  • 3:30 PM

    Choral Prelude

    The Salem High School Choir from Virginia Beach, Virginia, sings a choral prelude to Evensong.

  • 4:00 PM

    Choral Evensong

    The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys sings Evensong. The Rev. Canon Gina Campbell, cantor; Ms. Lindy Bunch, homilist. Learn more »

  • 4:00 PM

    Evensong and Evensocial

    Monthly worship and fellowship with the 20s&30s Group Learn more »

  • 5:15 PM

    Organ Recital: Stefan Kiessling

    Guest organist Stefan Kiessling plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. Learn more »

Monday, April 7

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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.

  • 5:30 PM

    Weekday Evensong

    The choir of Exeter College in Oxford sings Choral Evensong.

Tuesday, April 8

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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

    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

    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, April 9

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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.

  • 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 »

  • 3:30 PM

    Concert Rehearsal

    No guided or audio tours at 3:30 pm due to concert rehearsal. Self-guided touring available. Lower level, Cathedral Store, and Bishop’s Garden open.

  • 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.

Thursday, April 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 »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

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

  • 5:30 PM

    Weekday Evensong

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

Friday, April 11

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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

    Concert Rehearsal

    Limited guided tours beginning at 1:30 pm due to concert rehearsal. Please check with staff on availability. Self-guided touring available. Lower level, Cathedral Store, and Bishop’s Garden open.

  • 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, April 12

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  • 10:00 AM

    Highlights Tours

    A 30-minute, docent-led tour of the nave (main level) of the Cathedral. Learn more »

  • 10:00 AM

    Limited Touring Today

    No guided or audio tours all day due to concert rehearsal. Self-guided touring available. Lower level, Cathedral Store, and Bishop’s Garden open.

  • 10:30 AM

    Highlights Tours

    A 30-minute, docent-led tour of the nave (main level) of the Cathedral. 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

    Carillon Recital

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

  • 1:30 PM

    Limited Touring Today

    Limited guided from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm due to concert rehearsal. Please check with staff on availability. Self-guided touring available. Lower level, Cathedral Store, and Bishop’s Garden open.

  • 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, April 13

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  • 7:30 AM

    Martha’s Table Ministry

    Please note change of the April drop off date of sandwiches and fruit Learn more »

  • 8:00 AM

    Holy Eucharist on Palm Sunday

    With Passion Narrative. The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, presider. Learn more »

  • 11:00 AM

    Holy Eucharist on Palm Sunday

    With Passion Narrative. The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, presider. Learn more »

  • 1:30 PM

    Cathedral closes at 1:30 pm

    Cathedral closes at 1:30 pm for concert preparation. Cathedral will reopen to concert attendees at 3:00 pm.

  • 4:00 PM

    Bach’s St. John Passion

    Washington National Cathedral Combined Choirs and Baroque Orchestra; Michael McCarthy, conductor Learn more »

Monday, April 14

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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.

  • 5:30 PM

    Weekday Evensong

    The Cathedral Singers sing Evensong. Learn more »

Tuesday, April 15

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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 with Clergy Renewal of Vows

    This service includes prayers, Scripture, a homily, and Holy Eucharist, as well as clergy renewal of vows and consecration of Chrism. All are welcome.

  • 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

    Weekday Evensong

    The Cathedral Singers 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, April 16

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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.

  • 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

    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.

Thursday, April 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 »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

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

  • 7:30 PM

    Holy Eucharist with Footwashing

    Commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus with his friends on the night before he died. Worshipers wash one another’s feet after Jesus’ example to his disciples. The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, preacher; the Very Rev. Gary Hall, presider. Learn more »

  • 9:00 PM

    Vigil with Reserved Sacrament

    Quiet vigil on Maundy Thursday in St. John’s Chapel.

Friday, April 18

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  • 10:00 AM

    Good Friday: No Tours All Day

    No guided and audio tours all day for Good Friday. Cathedral nave (main level) will be open to worshipers for Good Friday service from 11:45 am to 3 pm. Cathedral will close at 3:15 pm.

  • 12:00 PM

    Liturgy of Good Friday

    The Liturgy of Good Friday provides opportunity for deep contemplation of the crucifixion. Beginning at noon worshipers mark the hours Jesus spent on the cross. Communion administered from the Reserved Sacrament during the third hour. Learn more »

  • 6:30 PM

    When It Was Evening: A Meditation for Good Friday

    In quiet darkness, the Good Friday evening service includes prayer, Scripture, chant, and meditation. Learn more »

Saturday, April 19

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  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    Cathedral and Shop will be closed all day for Holy Saturday. Cathedral will reopen to worshippers only at 7:00 pm

  • 10:00 AM

    The Space in Between

    A Quiet Morning for Holy Saturday Learn more »

  • 8:00 PM

    The Great Vigil of Easter

    Beginning in darkness we hear again the stories of God’s steadfast promise to us, a promise renewed through Holy Baptism, and fulfilled in the new light of Resurrection and the proclamation of Easter. Worshipers are encouraged to bring bells to announce the Resurrection. The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Cathedral, preacher; the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, presider. Learn more »

Sunday, April 20

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  • 8:00 AM

    Festival Holy Eucharist

    Celebration of the Resurrection on Easter Day. Learn more »

  • 11:00 AM

    Festival Holy Eucharist

    Celebration of the Resurrection on Easter Day. Learn more »

  • 1:00 PM

    20s&30s Easter Potluck Brunch

    Celebrate the Feast of the Resurrection with the 20s&30s group Learn more »

  • 4:00 PM

    Easter Day Choral Evensong

    The Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls sings Evensong. The Very Rev. Gary Hall, officiant; the Rev. Canon Gina Campbell, cantor; the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, preacher. Learn more »

  • 5:15 PM

    Organ Recital: Christopher Betts and Benjamin Straley

    Cathedral organists Christopher Betts and Benjamin Straley play an Easter Day recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. Learn more »

Monday, April 21

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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 »

    Tickets: $25 per adult; $21 for children, seniors, students, military; includes admission. Order tickets now »

  • 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.

  • 5:30 PM

    Weekday Evensong

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

Tuesday, April 22

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  • 10:00 AM

    Deeper Into Life: The Spirituality of Aging

    Pilgrimage to Ghost Ranch, New Mexico Learn more »

    Tickets: $2,065-$2,500. Order tickets now »

  • 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 »

    Tickets: $25 per adult; $21 for children, seniors, students, military; includes admission. Order tickets now »

  • 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 »

    Tickets: $15. Order tickets now »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

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

  • 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 »

    Tickets: $30 per person. Order tickets now »

  • 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, April 23

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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 memorial service. Touring will begin at 1 pm. Lower level, Cathedral Store, and Bishop’s Garden open.

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

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

  • 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 »

    Tickets: $30 per person. Order tickets now »

  • 5:30 PM

    Weekday Evensong

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

Thursday, April 24

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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 »

    Tickets: $25 per adult; $21 for children, seniors, students, military; includes admission. Order tickets now »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

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

  • 5:30 PM

    Weekday Evensong

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

  • 7:30 PM

    Fiction Fun! with Gary Hall

    A monthly discussion of classic and contemporary novels. This month: Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel. Learn more »

    Tickets: Free; RSVP required. Order tickets now »

Friday, April 25

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  • 10:00 AM

    Touring Interruption

    No touring of the nave (main level) in the morning due to special service. Touring will begin at 1 pm. Lower level, Cathedral Store, and Bishop’s Garden open.

  • 10:30 AM

    ANZAC Service

    The annual ANZAC service remembers and honors those who perished in the Dardanelles campaign that was fought between the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) and the Turkish military. Learn more »

  • 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, April 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.

  • 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, April 27

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  • 10:00 AM

    In Honor of Earth Day

    Buy a pound of coffee; help change lives Learn more »

  • 10:00 AM

    Samaritan Ministry Challenge

    Changing lives for the better Learn more »

  • 2:00 PM

    Gargoyle Tour

    Explore the Cathedral’s whimsical stone gargoyles and grotesques with a slide show and outdoor tour. Learn more »

    Tickets: $15 per adult and $6 per child (12 and under). Order tickets now »

  • 4:00 PM

    Choral Evensong with the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan

    The Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan, with the Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls singing Evensong. Learn more »

Monday, April 28

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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 »

    Tickets: $25 per adult; $21 for children, seniors, students, military; includes admission. Order tickets now »

  • 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.

  • 5:30 PM

    Weekday Evensong

    The Girl Choristers sing Evensong. Learn more »

Tuesday, April 29

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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 »

    Tickets: $25 per adult; $21 for children, seniors, students, military; includes admission. Order tickets now »

  • 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 »

    Tickets: $15. Order tickets now »

  • 12:00 PM

    Holy Eucharist

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

  • 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 »

    Tickets: $30 per person. Order tickets now »

  • 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

    Cathedral Crossroads: Exploring the Thin Place Between Sacred and Soil

    An evening of contemplative practice on the last Tuesday of each month; free and open to the public. 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, April 30

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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 »

    Tickets: $25 per adult; $21 for children, seniors, students, military; includes admission. Order tickets now »

  • 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 »

    Tickets: $30 per person. Order tickets now »

  • 5:30 PM

    Weekday Evensong

    The Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls sings Evensong. 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.