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Cathedral News

Statement of the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Episcopal Bishop of Washington and Interim Dean of Washington National Cathedral, on the Death of Justice Antonin Scalia

Washington National Cathedral joins in prayer for Justice Antonin Scalia, his family and colleagues, and our nation. We mourn his death, celebrate his legal mind and give thanks for his extraordinary life of public service.

One of the most influential jurists of our time, Justice Scalia will long be remembered for his brilliance, passion, and dedication to the rule of law—even by those who did not always agree with him. May he and the souls of all the departed rest in peace and rise in glory.

The process to appoint and confirm Justice Scalia’s successor will no doubt incite passions on both sides of the aisle. We pray for wisdom, patience and forbearance in this process as a testament to Justice Scalia’s devotion to the courts and his country.


National Building Museum to become new Custodian of Washington National Cathedral Construction & Design Archives
The Cathedral has selected the National Building Museum as the custodian of its Construction and Design Archives. The collection consists of more than 32,000 historic architectural drawings related to the design and construction of the Cathedral and other historic buildings on its 57-acre campus in Northwest Washington. Learn more >>


Current Events

Words for the Journey
Through March 26
A calligraphy exhibit to inspire contemplation and introspection during the season of Lent. Learn more >>


Organ Recital: Julie Vidrick Evans
February 14, 5:15 pm
Julie Vidrick Evans from Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church plays a recital including works by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Locklair, Persichetti, Reger, and Langlais. Learn more >>