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August 20, 2015
During Dean Gary Hall’s tenure, the cathedral began charging an admission fee for visitors and announced it was available to rent for corporate events.
August 18, 2015
Gary Hall announced he will step down as dean on Dec. 31 – two years early — saying the prominent Episcopal cathedral needs major financial and programmatic changes
November 14, 2014
For the first time, the Episcopal Church’s Washington National Cathedral has hosted a Muslim service of Friday prayers at the landmark national church.
August 22, 2014
The Washington National Cathedral is soliciting proposals for corporations and non-profit groups to lease its premises.
August 8, 2013
Fogged in? Recent comments in a Washington Post profile of National Cathedral Dean Gary Hall indicated that visibility of area churches might be limited from atop Mount Saint Alban’s. (Photo Credit: The Washington Post/Getty…
July 2, 2013
By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court “essentially gutted” the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and recalls the infamous Fugitive Slave Act of the 1850s, according to the dean of…
June 27, 2013
By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Washington National Cathedral officials hosted a special service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons the day of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that struck down the Defense of Marriage…
January 9, 2013
The Dean of the Washington National Cathedral has announced that the Episcopal Church’s flagship congregation will begin solemnizing same-sex marriages immediately. The move by Cathedral Dean Gary Hall will come as a surprise to…
December 27, 2012
On a Saturday morning earlier this month a gathering of 900 supporters from across the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia crowded into the main sanctuary of the Falls Church Episcopal (won from departing Anglicans in…
December 21, 2012
A gathering of religious officials from across several religious traditions called for stricter gun control measures this morning. Speaking in the Bishop’s Garden at the Washington National Cathedral, whose dean advocated gun control in…