Holy Week

Holy Week and Easter 2014

A full listing of events at the Cathedral related to Holy Week and Easter 2014.

April 13, 2014 8 AM
April 13, 2014 11 AM

Holy Eucharist on Palm Sunday

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Live webcast. With Passion Narrative. The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, presider. Learn more »

April 13, 2014 4 PM

Bach’s St. John Passion

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Witness the energy and grandeur of J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion. Composed at the height of his powers, this oratorio is one of Bach’s most deeply affecting and grandly dramatic masterworks. Learn more »

April 17, 2014 7:30 PM

Holy Eucharist with Footwashing

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Live webcast. Commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus with his friends on the night before he died. Worshipers may wash one another’s feet after Jesus’ example to his disciples. The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope preaches, the Very Rev. Gary Hall presides, and the Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls sings. Learn more »

April 18, 2014 12 PM

Liturgy of Good Friday

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Live webcast. The Liturgy of Good Friday provides opportunity for deep contemplation of the crucifixion. This three-hour service includes meditations, music, prayer throughout with Communion administered from the Reserved Sacrament during the third hour. Learn more »

April 18, 2014 6:30 PM

When It Was Evening: A Meditation for Good Friday

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Live webcast. Gather in the nave for a service of prayer, Scripture, Taizé chant, and meditation during this time of waiting at Jesus’ graveside. Learn more »

April 19, 2014 8 PM

The Great Vigil of Easter

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Live webcast. Beginning in darkness we hear again the stories of God’s steadfast promise to us, a promise renewed through Holy Baptism, and fulfilled in the new light of Resurrection and the proclamation of Easter. Worshipers are encouraged to bring bells to announce the Resurrection. Learn more »

April 20, 2014 8 AM
April 20, 2014 11 AM

Festival Holy Eucharist

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Live webcast. Join Christians around the world to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of Washington, preaches; the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Cathedral, presides. Free passes required; a very limited number will be available one hour before each service. Learn more »

April 20, 2014 4 PM

Easter Day Choral Evensong

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Gather in the great choir for this service of prayer led by the Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls. The Very Rev. Gary Hall officiates, the Rev. Canon Gina Campbell serves as cantor, and the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope preaches. Learn more »

April 20, 2014 5:15 PM

Organ Recital: Christopher Betts and Benjamin Straley

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Cathedral organists Christopher Betts and Benjamin Straley with guest trumpeter Chuck Seipp play an Easter Day recital. The program features works by Bach, Dubois, Langlais, Vierne, Reger, Martini, Telemann, Boyce, and Widor. Learn more »

Parking at the Cathedral

Parking in the Cathedral’s underground garage is free on Sundays for services; parking for concerts and programs is available for an event-parking fee. Learn more about parking options for individuals and groups.