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Insider Access Tour: Behind the Scenes Monday January 30 2023 at 2:00 PM

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Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights.

General Sightseeing Monday January 30 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

Insider Access Tour: Behind the Scenes Wednesday February 1 2023 at 10:30 AM

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Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights.

General Sightseeing Wednesday February 1 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

Insider Access Tour: Behind the Scenes Thursday February 2 2023 at 2:00 PM

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Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights.

General Sightseeing Thursday February 2 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

Insider Access Tour: Behind the Scenes Friday February 3 2023 at 2:00 PM

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Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights.

General Sightseeing Friday February 3 2023

× The Cathedral is open from 10:30 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.

Thematic Tour: African American Voices Saturday February 4 2023 at 10:30 AM

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Celebrate notable African Americans who have made significant contributions in theology, human rights, social justice, civil rights, education, and the welfare of other human beings.

General Sightseeing Saturday February 4 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

Insider Access Tour: Behind the Scenes Monday February 6 2023 at 10:30 AM

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Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights.

General Sightseeing Monday February 6 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

Thematic Tour: Stained Glass Wednesday February 8 2023 at 10:30 AM

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In this introduction to the stained glass windows, learn about the tales they tell, from God’s creation of the universe to stories from American history to the Last Judgment. While walking through the Cathedral, you will witness the stylistic evolution of Cathedral windows from 1911 to the 2000s and learn about the creation process, which combines artistry and technical skill. Cost: $30/Adult and $25/Child (5-17), Senior (65+), Student (w/ID), Teacher (w/ID), Military (w/ID).

General Sightseeing Wednesday February 8 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

Insider Access Tour: Behind the Scenes Friday February 10 2023 at 10:30 AM

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Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights.

General Sightseeing Friday February 10 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

General Sightseeing Saturday February 11 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

General Sightseeing Monday February 13 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

General Sightseeing Wednesday February 15 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

This is Our Story: Changing Narratives to Build Racial Equity (Attend in Person) Wednesday February 15 2023 at 7:00 PM

× This Is Our Story: Changing Narratives to Build Racial Equity (Attend in Person)
Wednesday, February 15 | 7 pm EST

We appreciate your RSVP here if you plan to join us.

The stories we tell in our art reflect who we are and what we value. As American society faces a reckoning with racialized symbols in our public art and monuments, it’s worth asking: Who, and what, is most important to us? Join us for an evening discussion at Washington National Cathedral as we probe how our institutions – government, religion, history and the arts – can reimagine the stories we tell with an aim toward creating a more just future. Featuring: •Yolanda Pierce, Dean, Howard University Divinity School •Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Law and Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania •Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom •Moderated by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Class of 1940 Bicentennial Term Associate Professor, Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania

Presented by the Cathedral College of Faith & Culture as part of Light in the Darkness: The Racial Justice Windows Project. Free and open to the public, in-person or online. This program is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Monuments Project.

We are pleased to welcome leaders in art, religion, history and law for an evening discussion on how diverse fields can tell stories that foster the development of a more racially equitable future. This evening forum will be moderated by art historian Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Class of 1940 Bicentennial Term Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, and will include a discussion with Yolanda Pierce, Dean of Howard Divinity School; Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, and The Hon. Suzane Johnson Cook, Former Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

This program is the third in our Light in the Darkness: The Racial Justice Windows Project and is part of the Cathedral College of Faith & Culture.

About Light in the Darkness: The Racial Justice Windows Project at Washington National Cathedral.

In 2015 then-dean Gary Hall called for the removal of two stained-glass windows in the Cathedral – those to Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee & Stonewall Jackson. What followed was a multi-year process to examine, remove and reimagine these windows. In September 2021, the Cathedral announced that acclaimed artist Kerry James Marshall and poet Elizabeth Alexander had agreed to create new windows and poetry, respectively, for the bay that previously held these two windows. Over the next two years as we await installation of the new windows, the Cathedral is embarking on public programming and education opportunities around the Light in the Darkness Windows Replacement Project. Learn more about the project and activities at cathedral.org/windows.

About the Cathedral College of Faith & Culture

The Cathedral College of Faith & Culture, launched in 2022, is the gateway for public programs at Washington National Cathedral. We gather God’s people to cultivate spiritual growth, to nurture the next generation of faith leaders, and to rekindle a sense of grace and generosity in the nation’s civic life. Rooted in hospitality and powered by imagination, we partner with visionary leaders to deepen understanding and build community through public programs, online platforms and residential conferences and retreats.

The College convenes people from all walks of life to find connection and common ground. We’re committed to building bridges through education, conversation and compassion. Learn more at cathedral.org/college. 

This is Our Story: Changing Narratives to Build Racial Equity (Watch Online) Wednesday February 15 2023 at 7:00 PM

× This Is Our Story: Changing Narratives to Build Racial Equity (Watch Online)
Wednesday, February 15 | 7 pm EST

We appreciate your RSVP here if you plan to join us.

The stories we tell in our art reflect who we are and what we value. As American society faces a reckoning with racialized symbols in our public art and monuments, it’s worth asking: Who, and what, is most important to us? Join us for an evening discussion at Washington National Cathedral as we probe how our institutions – government, religion, history and the arts – can reimagine the stories we tell with an aim toward creating a more just future. Featuring: •Yolanda Pierce, Dean, Howard University Divinity School •Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Law and Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania •Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom •Moderated by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Class of 1940 Bicentennial Term Associate Professor, Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania

Presented by the Cathedral College of Faith & Culture as part of Light in the Darkness: The Racial Justice Windows Project. Free and open to the public, in-person or online. This program is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Monuments Project.

Insider Access Tour: Behind the Scenes Thursday February 16 2023 at 2:00 PM

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Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights.

Thematic Tour: Stained Glass Thursday February 16 2023 at 2:00 PM

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In this introduction to the stained glass windows, learn about the tales they tell, from God’s creation of the universe to stories from American history to the Last Judgment. While walking through the Cathedral, you will witness the stylistic evolution of Cathedral windows from 1911 to the 2000s and learn about the creation process, which combines artistry and technical skill. Cost: $30/Adult and $25/Child (5-17), Senior (65+), Student (w/ID), Teacher (w/ID), Military (w/ID).

General Sightseeing Thursday February 16 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

Insider Access Tour: Behind the Scenes Friday February 17 2023 at 10:30 AM

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Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights.

General Sightseeing Friday February 17 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

Insider Access Tour: Behind the Scenes Saturday February 18 2023 at 2:00 PM

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Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights.

General Sightseeing Saturday February 18 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

President's Day Organ Recital Live Webcast Sunday February 19 2023 at 2:00 PM

× Celebrate President’s Day with Christa Rakich, Visiting Professor of Organ at Oberlin College & Conservatory, with an afternoon of music that commemorates our nation’s history.

On February 19, 2023, registrants will be sent a link to view the concert.

Thematic Tour: Stained Glass Monday February 20 2023 at 10:30 AM

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In this introduction to the stained glass windows, learn about the tales they tell, from God’s creation of the universe to stories from American history to the Last Judgment. While walking through the Cathedral, you will witness the stylistic evolution of Cathedral windows from 1911 to the 2000s and learn about the creation process, which combines artistry and technical skill. Cost: $30/Adult and $25/Child (5-17), Senior (65+), Student (w/ID), Teacher (w/ID), Military (w/ID).

Insider Access Tour: Behind the Scenes Monday February 20 2023 at 2:00 PM

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Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights.

General Sightseeing Monday February 20 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

Insider Access Tour: Behind the Scenes (Limited Tickets Available) Friday February 24 2023 at 10:30 AM

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Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights.

General Sightseeing Friday February 24 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

Insider Access Tour: Behind the Scenes Saturday February 25 2023 at 2:00 PM

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Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights.

Thematic Tour: African American Voices Saturday February 25 2023 at 2:00 PM

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Celebrate notable African Americans who have made significant contributions in theology, human rights, social justice, civil rights, education, and the welfare of other human beings.

General Sightseeing Saturday February 25 2023

× The Cathedral is open from 10:30 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.

Embodiment As Spiritual Practice with Cole Arthur Riley Sunday February 26 2023 at 4:00 PM

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Whether through the seduction of social media, the terror of the pandemic, or the haunt of racial violence, our social momentum is drawing us toward a disembodied life. What is the spiritual cost of divorcing the mind from the body? How can Christian contemplation guide us into deeper embodiment and reverence for the body? Drawing on stories of chronic illness, trauma, and race, we will examine how we inhabit our corporal selves, and consider rituals that can aid us as we reclaim the physical good.

Insider Access Tour: Behind the Scenes Monday February 27 2023 at 2:00 PM

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Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights.

General Sightseeing Monday February 27 2023

× The Cathedral is open from 10:30 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.

General Sightseeing Tuesday February 28 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

Insider Access Tour: Behind the Scenes Wednesday March 1 2023 at 10:30 AM

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Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights.

General Sightseeing Wednesday March 1 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

Secret Byrd Saturday March 4 2023 at 1:00 PM

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Experience William Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices as it was meant to be performed: by secret worshippers in threat of religious persecution. In hushed tones behind recusant chapel doors, Bill Barclay and Cathedra collaborate for the first time to create a theatrical seance by candlelight—one replete with the intimacy of faith. A fierce knocking—and, with it, the threat of capture—interrupts the evening, yet soon gives way to a Communion that celebrates life and the power of music.  

Secret Byrd Saturday March 4 2023 at 4:00 PM

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Experience William Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices as it was meant to be performed: by secret worshippers in threat of religious persecution. In hushed tones behind recusant chapel doors, Bill Barclay and Cathedra collaborate for the first time to create a theatrical seance by candlelight—one replete with the intimacy of faith. A fierce knocking—and, with it, the threat of capture—interrupts the evening, yet soon gives way to a Communion that celebrates life and the power of music.  

Secret Byrd (Unavailable) Sunday March 5 2023 at 4:00 PM

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Experience William Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices as it was meant to be performed: by secret worshippers in threat of religious persecution. In hushed tones behind recusant chapel doors, Bill Barclay and Cathedra collaborate for the first time to create a theatrical seance by candlelight—one replete with the intimacy of faith. A fierce knocking—and, with it, the threat of capture—interrupts the evening, yet soon gives way to a Communion that celebrates life and the power of music.  

Secret Byrd Sunday March 5 2023 at 7:00 PM

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Experience William Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices as it was meant to be performed: by secret worshippers in threat of religious persecution. In hushed tones behind recusant chapel doors, Bill Barclay and Cathedra collaborate for the first time to create a theatrical seance by candlelight—one replete with the intimacy of faith. A fierce knocking—and, with it, the threat of capture—interrupts the evening, yet soon gives way to a Communion that celebrates life and the power of music.  

Insider Access Tour: Behind the Scenes Monday March 6 2023 at 2:00 PM

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Discover the Cathedral’s hidden stories on the behind-the-scenes tour as you marvel at the building’s artistry and engineering. Journey through stone stairwells and passageways to see stained glass windows up close and magnificent views from the heights. Be prepared for stair climbing, close quarters, and heights.

General Sightseeing Monday March 6 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

General Sightseeing Tuesday March 7 2023

× The Cathedral is open 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.

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