"My house shall be called the house of prayer for all people."

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The Cathedral welcomes all for worship.

Daily worship is at the heart of Washington National Cathedral. As part of the Episcopal Church, worship at the Cathedral follows the form of the Book of Common Prayer. Cathedral services are open to the public and span a diversity of styles—formal and informal, spoken and musical, intimate and large.

In addition to regular weekly services, the Cathedral is home to special worship opportunities throughout the year. These services are in observance of major feasts and Church seasons, as well as those connected to the larger Washington and national communities.

Sunday Live Webcasts and Service Archive

Every Sunday, the main Holy Eucharist is webcast live. Recent services are viewable on-site, and all webcast services are archived on the Cathedral YouTube site, available for viewing at any time.

_DSC38152016  Advent Meditations

Members of the Cathedral Congregation, Cathedral clergy, and staff offer a meditation each day during Advent.

Posted once a day, starting Sunday, Nov. 27.

Read now.


Sunday Worship Schedule

  • 8 am – Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
  • 9 am – Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
  • 11:15 am — Holy Eucharist + Live Webcast
  • 4 pm – Choral Evensong or Evening Prayer

*Please refer to the Cathedral calendar for schedule changes.

Offer a Prayer

At 2:30 pm (Monday – Saturday) in Holy Spirit Chapel, a priest or lay minister offers these prayers and those of others.

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Altar Guild

Since 1900, the Altar Guild and Flower Guild have provided support for the preparation of more than 1,500 worship services each year.

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