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Sightseeing Admission Saturday October 23 2021

× Saturday, October 23, from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm)

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

Sightseeing Admission Monday October 25 2021

× Monday, October 25, from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm)

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

Sightseeing Admission Friday October 29 2021

× Friday, October 29, from 1 pm to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm)

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

Sightseeing Admission Saturday October 30 2021

× Saturday, October 30, from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm)

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

A Concert for Halloween Sunday October 31 2021 at 4:00 PM

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This concert will be performed in-person at the Cathedral! Venture into the darkened expanse of a Gothic cathedral for a spine-tingling specter of spooky musical classics for All Hallows Eve. From Bach’s terrifying Toccata and Fugue in D minor to the blood-curdling wail of Purcell’s witches, experience Washington National Cathedral’s world-class musicians in that thin musical space between this world and the next.

A Concert for Halloween (Watch Online) Sunday October 31 2021 at 4:00 PM

× Register here to watch our live webcast! Venture into the darkened expanse of a Gothic cathedral for a spine-tingling specter of spooky musical classics for All Hallows Eve. From Bach’s terrifying Toccata and Fugue in D minor to the blood-curdling wail of Purcell’s witches, experience Washington National Cathedral’s world-class musicians in that thin musical space between this world and the next.

Concert will be available for registrants to watch online for 48 hours after the conclusion of the performance on October 31.

Foundational Spiritual Practices, Paths of Prayer: Connection Sunday October 31 2021 at 4:00 PM

× What do clergy and therapists, neuroscientists and physicians agree on? Spiritual practices are good for our mental, physical, and spiritual health. But what is a spiritual practice? How do we find one that “works” for us or what do we do when our long-term practice is feeling dry? Join us as we explore foundational spiritual practices and the myriad of ways we can engage in intentional disciplines that connect us more deeply to the Holy and to our true selves. Join us for one, some or all of the sessions. All sessions will include time for teaching, practice, and conversation.

Sunday, October 31, 4 – 5:30 pm
Connection

Your soul in its brightness and belonging connects you intimately with the rhythm of the universe. – John O’Donohue
Discover practices that help us connect with our selves and with creation and see how as we grow more connected to God, we also grow more connected to one another.

Virtual Event

Longer Tables, Shorter Walls with Arthur C. Brooks Tuesday November 2 2021 at 6:30 PM

× Longer Tables, Shorter Walls
November 2 with Arthur C. Brooks (discussing his best-seller Love Your Enemies—How Decent People Can Save America from a Culture of Contempt)

Sightseeing Admission Monday November 8 2021

× Monday, November 8, from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm)

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

Longer Tables, Shorter Walls with Kirsten Powers Tuesday November 9 2021 at 6:30 PM

× Longer Tables, Shorter Walls
November 9 with Kirsten Powers, moderated by Lisa Sharon Harper (discussing her newly published book SAVING GRACE: Speak Your Truth, Stay Grounded and Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts)

Our Future in Space (Attend in Person) Wednesday November 10 2021 at 7:00 PM

× Space is the new frontier for humanity. NASA is planning a new generation of exploration, scientists are debating the possibility of extraterrestrial life, and military planners are developing weapons for space warfare. What does this “space rush” mean--at a moment when billionaires are launching private spaceships, and the Director of National Intelligence has released a report assessing Unidentified Aerial Phenomena? As we look toward the heavens, what does the possibility of life “out there” mean for our religious life?

Attend in Person

Our Future in Space (Watch Online) Wednesday November 10 2021 at 7:00 PM

× Space is the new frontier for humanity. NASA is planning a new generation of exploration, scientists are debating the possibility of extraterrestrial life, and military planners are developing weapons for space warfare. What does this “space rush” mean--at a moment when billionaires are launching private spaceships, and the Director of National Intelligence has released a report assessing Unidentified Aerial Phenomena? As we look toward the heavens, what does the possibility of life “out there” mean for our religious life?

Watch Online

Sightseeing Admission Thursday November 11 2021

× Thursday, November 11 from 10 am to 4 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 4 pm)

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

Sightseeing Admission Saturday November 13 2021

× Saturday, November 13, from 1 pm to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm)

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

Foundational Spiritual Practices, Paths of Prayer: Practices of Creativity Sunday November 14 2021 at 4:00 PM

× What do clergy and therapists, neuroscientists and physicians agree on? Spiritual practices are good for our mental, physical, and spiritual health. But what is a spiritual practice? How do we find one that “works” for us or what do we do when our long-term practice is feeling dry? Join us as we explore foundational spiritual practices and the myriad of ways we can engage in intentional disciplines that connect us more deeply to the Holy and to our true selves. Join us for one, some or all of the sessions. All sessions will include time for teaching, practice, and conversation.

Sunday, November 14, 4 – 5:30 pm
Practices of Creativity

When we move toward our own creativity, we move toward our Creator. When we seek to become more spiritual, we find ourselves becoming more creative. – Julia Cameron
Explore simple creative practices that move you towards a better understanding of yourself and a deeper relationship with the Creator.

Virtual Event

Sightseeing Admission Monday November 15 2021

× Monday, November 15 from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm)

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

Longer Tables, Shorter Walls with Daryl Davis and His Piano Tuesday November 16 2021 at 6:30 PM

× Longer Tables, Shorter Walls
November 16 with Daryl Davis and His Piano

Sightseeing Admission Monday November 22 2021

× Monday, November 22, from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm)

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

Sightseeing Admission Friday November 26 2021

× Friday, November 26, from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm)

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

Sightseeing Admission Saturday November 27 2021

× Saturday, November 27, from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm)

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

Sightseeing Admission Monday November 29 2021

× Monday, November 29, from 10 am to 5 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 5 pm)

Explore the Cathedral at your own pace with a complimentary self-guided brochure. You may arrive any time during our open hours.

Handel's Messiah - Family Concert Saturday December 4 2021 at 12:00 PM

× Join Washington National Cathedral for Handel’s beloved “Messiah,” and experience this Christmas classic in a space as Handel would have intended. The Cathedral’s soaring architecture and Gothic splendor offers a space unlike any other in Washington to experience Handel’s masterpiece.

The 12 pm concert on December 4 is an abbreviated performance of “Messiah” highlights, perfect for busy families with young children. Experience the best of “Messiah” with the whole family.

Handel's Messiah Saturday December 4 2021 at 4:00 PM

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Join Washington National Cathedral for Handel’s beloved “Messiah,” and experience this Christmas classic in a space as Handel would have intended. The Cathedral’s soaring architecture and Gothic splendor offers a space unlike any other in Washington to experience Handel’s masterpiece.

Handel's Messiah Sunday December 5 2021 at 4:00 PM

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Join Washington National Cathedral for Handel’s beloved “Messiah,” and experience this Christmas classic in a space as Handel would have intended. The Cathedral’s soaring architecture and Gothic splendor offers a space unlike any other in Washington to experience Handel’s masterpiece.

Christmas with the King's Singers Friday December 17 2021 at 7:30 PM

× Celebrate the magic of the Christmas season with one of Britain’s most beloved vocal ensembles, The King’s Singers, in their only Washington-area appearance.

With Christmas favorites to lesser-known gems to some brand-new surprises, there’s no better way to embrace the warmth of the season than with these six talented singers. Featuring songs from their albums “Finding Harmony,” “Christmas” and “The King’s Singers Christmas Songbook.”

Cathedral Grounds Photography/Escorted Video Permit

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Permitting Fees for Photography and Escorted Videography

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2022

× Monday, July 25 to Saturday, August 6, 2022
Sponsored by Washington National Cathedral Cathedral Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage, Led by The Reverend Canon John L. Peterson, Canon Iyad Qumri, local guide & instructor, and Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith

For thousands of years, pilgrims have journeyed to the Holy Land to experience God in real and tangible ways. Retrace Jesus’ steps, follow the paths of martyrs and the early Church, and see the Bible with fresh eyes in the land where God dwelt among us.