"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 11:15 Holy Eucharist is webcast live. Recent services are viewable on-site, and all webcast services and sermons are archived on the Cathedral YouTube site, available for viewing at any time.

Summer Schedule Changes

July 3: Independence Day, Observed
  • 8 am – Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
  • 10 am – A Service in Celebration of Independence Day (non-Eucharist)
  • 4 pm – Choral Evensong
July 10 – September 4: Regular Summer Hours
  • 8 am – Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
  • 10 am – Holy Eucharist + Live Webcast
  • 4 pm – Choral Evensong or Evening Prayer

Weekly Services*


  • 8 am – Holy Eucharist
  • 9 am – Holy Eucharist
  • 11:15 am – Holy Eucharist + Live Webcast
  • 4 pm – Choral Evensong

Weekdays & Saturdays

  • 12 pm – Holy Eucharist
  • 5:30 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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