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Jewels of Light: Stained Glass Windows (Unavailable) Monday January 31 2022 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.

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.

Collect Writing Workshop with Pádraig Ó Tuama Sunday February 13 2022 at 1:30 PM

× The poetic form of the collect invites us to collect our thoughts, discern our intentions, and craft our words, “putting language around mystery.” Join poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama for this afternoon workshop as we explore how to write these simple, heart-felt, prayers.

Virtual Workshop

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 26, 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.

I Have Something to Say Sunday March 13 2022 at 4:00 PM

× In 1920, the right to vote was expanded under the Nineteenth Amendment to include women. One hundred and two years later, we explore what it means to have your voice heard.

CCS has commissioned works from three of today’s leading women composers — Augusta Read Thomas, Lisa Bielawa, and Jessie Montgomery — that demonstrate the impact of speaking up and speaking out. As part of the day’s activities, you will also get to dictate a postcard to a real or imagined President as a part of Sheryl Oring’s participatory art project I Wish to Say.

Miserere Mei: Psalm 51 (Attend in Person) Sunday March 27 2022 at 4:00 PM

× Experience an uplifting and invigorating tour de force of Psalm 51, encompassing themes of reflection, penitence and spiritual cleansing. Featuring a world premiere by composer Trevor Weston, this will be a transcendent musical performance you simply do not want to miss. Within the soaring architecture of the Cathedral’s Nave, this music will inspire you with a sense of hope, renewal and majesty.

NOTE: Masks are required of all attendees (properly-worn, covering mouth and nose).

Proof of vaccination will be required for entry.

Miserere Mei: Psalm 51 (Watch Online) Sunday March 27 2022 at 4:00 PM

× Register here to watch our live webcast! Experience an uplifting and invigorating tour de force of Psalm 51, encompassing themes of reflection, penitence and spiritual cleansing. Featuring a world premiere by composer Trevor Weston, this will be a transcendent musical performance you simply do not want to miss. Within the soaring architecture of the Cathedral’s Nave, this music will inspire you with a sense of hope, renewal and majesty.

On March 27, 2022, registrants will be sent a link to view the concert.

This concert will be available for registrants to watch online through Easter Sunday (April 17).

Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Attend in Person) Sunday April 10 2022 at 4:00 PM

× Commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday with the dramatic retelling of the life of the prophet Elijah and the epic return of the Jewish people to Israel. Brought to new life by the Washington National Cathedral Choir and Baroque Orchestra, the quiet intimacy of the Cathedral’s Great Choir will enliven the beginning of Holy Week with selections including “Lord, bow thine ear to our prayer,” and “He, Watching Over Israel.”

NOTE: Masks are required of all attendees (properly-worn, covering mouth and nose).

Proof of vaccination will be required for entry.

Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Watch Online) Sunday April 10 2022 at 4:00 PM

× Register here to watch our live webcast! Commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday with the dramatic retelling of the life of the prophet Elijah and the epic return of the Jewish people to Israel. Brought to new life by the Washington National Cathedral Choir and Baroque Orchestra, the quiet intimacy of the Cathedral’s Great Choir will enliven the beginning of Holy Week with selections including “Lord, bow thine ear to our prayer,” and “He, Watching Over Israel.”

On April 10, 2022, registrants will be sent a link to view the concert.

This concert will be available for registrants to watch online through Easter Sunday (April 17).

Easter Day Organ Concert Live Webcast Sunday April 17 2022 at 2:00 PM

× Register here to watch our live webcast! Celebrate the glorious triumph of Easter as Cathedral organists Thomas Sheehan and George Fergus present a selection of uplifting music on the Cathedral’s Great Organ.

On April 17, 2022, registrants will be sent a link to view the concert.

Verdi: Messa da Requiem Sunday May 15 2022 at 4:00 PM

× To experience Verdi’s Requiem is to take a journey that is felt as much as it is heard. To hear the work under the majestic arches of Washington National Cathedral is to encounter awe.

Giuseppe Verdi was a dramatic storyteller, and his Requiem will take you on a journey from the most serene musical moments to the thundering roar of the brass as the chorus sings, “Day of Wrath! O, Day of Mourning!”

On December 1, 1941, the brand-new Cathedral Choral Society held its first rehearsal for a performance of Verdi’s Requiem that would occur in May, 1942. Join us again as Steven Fox and an outstanding cast of guest soloists plumb the depths of this mind-blowing work.

Memorial Day Organ Concert Live Webcast Monday May 30 2022 at 2:00 PM

× Register here to watch our live webcast! The debt we owe our service men and women across the centuries is one we know we can never fully repay. At Washington National Cathedral, Memorial Day is an opportunity to celebrate those who sacrificed their lives for the American nation, as well as their families and caregivers who supported them. They are extraordinary people with extraordinary stories.

Today, we celebrate the resilience and fortitude of our armed services, giving thanks for their bravery and honoring their myriad achievements for our country.

On May 30, 2022, registrants will be sent a link to view the concert.

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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