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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 (Limited Tickets Available) 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 (Limited Tickets Available) 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.

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

× Join Washington National Cathedral for Handel’s beloved “Messiah,” and experience this Christmas classic as Handel would have intended.

LIVE WEBCAST

Sightseeing Admission Friday December 10 2021

× Friday, December 10, 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.

Christmas with the King's Singers Live Webcast Friday December 17 2021 at 4:00 PM

× Celebrate the magic of the Christmas season with one of Britain’s most beloved vocal ensembles, The King’s Singers.

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.”

LIVE WEBCAST

Christmas with the King's Singers (Limited Tickets Available) 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.”

Sightseeing Admission Saturday December 18 2021

× Saturday, December 18, 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.

Christmas Family Service Thursday December 23 2021 at 11:00 AM

× The Nativity story comes to life in the glorious Cathedral nave. Gather loved ones of all ages for a joyful service of carols and prayers featuring a menagerie of live animals to welcome the Holy Family.

There is a handling fee of $7 per pass. Passes will be mailed to you in December.

Christmas Lessons and Carols Thursday December 23 2021 at 6:00 PM

× Readings from Holy Scripture, favorite hymns, and instrumental music carry us from Creation to the manger in Bethlehem, telling the ancient story of God’s continued love as made known in Christ.

There is a handling fee of $7 per pass. Passes will be mailed to you in December.

Christmas Day Organ Recital Live Webcast Saturday December 25 2021 at 1:30 PM

× Cathedral organists Thomas Sheehan and George Fergus present a program of festive Christmas music on the Cathedral’s Great Organ. Make a cup of cocoa, wear your holiday-appropriate ugly sweaters and socks, and celebrate Christmas with us!

LIVE WEBCAST

Sightseeing Admission Monday December 27 2021

× Monday, December 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 Tuesday December 28 2021

× Tuesday, December 28, 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 Wednesday December 29 2021

× Wednesday, December 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.

Sightseeing Admission Thursday December 30 2021

× Thursday, December 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.

Sightseeing Admission Friday December 31 2021

× Friday, December 31, 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 January 1 2022

× Saturday, January 1, 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.

Moving Mindfully into the New Year Sunday January 2 2022 at 3:00 PM

× Review the year that has passed . . . Release what needs to be let go . . . Celebrate the milestones of 2021. . . Reflect on your intentions for 2022 . . .

Join us for this on-line afternoon retreat as we explore ways to take stock of the old year while looking forward to the new. Guided meditations, individual reflections and shared ritual invite us to remember and release the past while setting intentions for the year to come.

Virtual Program

Discovering Epiphany: A Reflective Writing Workshop with Mary Hall Surface Sunday January 9 2022 at 4:00 PM

× Discover the power of contemplative looking and reflective writing in this 75-minute online workshop. Inspired by works of art and poetry, we will reflect on the multi-layered meanings of the word “epiphany” and the discoveries they inspire. Designed for everyone, not just “writers,” the workshop embraces close looking at art and inward looking through reflective writing for personal and spiritual growth.

Virtual Program

Sightseeing Admission Friday January 14 2022

× Friday, January 14, 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 January 15 2022

× Saturday, January 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.

Sightseeing Admission Monday January 17 2022

× Monday, January 17, 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 January 21 2022

× Friday, January 21, 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 January 22 2022

× Saturday, January 22, from 10 am to 3 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 3 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 January 24 2022

× Monday, January 24, from 10 am to 3 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 3 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 January 31 2022

× Monday, January 31, from 10 am to 3 pm (Cathedral closes promptly at 3 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 February 4 2022

× Friday, February 4, 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 February 5 2022

× Saturday, February 5, 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 February 11 2022

× Friday, February 11, 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 February 12 2022

× Saturday, February 12, 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 February 18 2022

× Friday, February 18, 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 February 19 2022

× Saturday, February 19, 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 February 21 2022

× Monday, February 21, 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 February 25 2022

× Friday, February 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 Saturday February 26 2022

× Saturday, February 5, from 11 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.

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.

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