Reformation Sunday Worship

We welcome all to join us at Washington National Cathedral for a festive worship service as we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Join us on this 500th Reformation anniversary commemoration.

Reformation Sunday Worship
Oct. 29, 2017 at 4 p.m.
at Washington National Cathedral


3 p.m. – Pre-service music outside of Cathedral (weather permitting)
3:40 p.m. – Pre-music in sanctuary and special greetings (updated start time)
4 p.m. – Worship begins


Rostered ministers are invited to vest and process – color of the day is red. ARRIVE BY 3:30 and gather at left of altar area.


Preaching: The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop
Presiding: The Rev. Richard H. Graham, Metro D.C. Synod bishop
Special worship music: Roanoke College Choir

Holy Communion will be served.
An offering collected in the worship service will go toward the active ministry of Lutheran Disaster Response and Lutheran World Relief [checks made out to “Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod”].


Please allow ample time to navigate D.C. traffic and parking.
Parking lot available at Washington National Cathedral – details.
Those wishing to park buses  at the Cathedral must contact Dosha at groups(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) A limited number of spots are available.


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Join us in person! Let’s raise our voices together in the festive Cathedral space.