The Crossing: Sermons and Services from the National Cathedral
Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Barry C. Black

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Barry C. Black

May 18, 2020

As Chaplain of the U.S. Senate, the Rev. Dr. Barry C. Black receives questions from lawmakers, staffers and their families. On Military Recognition Sunday, The Rev. Dr. Barry Black preached, and had one question for us,

“Are you prepared to defend your hope?”

Sermon date: May 17, 2020

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Sam Wells

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Sam Wells

May 11, 2020
"If we seek God because we want heaven, we don’t deserve heaven. If we want God because we want to avoid hell, we’re headed for hell. But if we desire God because we want nothing other than to be in utter relationship with the source, origin and purpose of the universe...then God will give us that relationship forever."
 
The Rev. Dr. Sam Wells, vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, joined us as a guest preacher on the Fifth Sunday of Easter.
 
Sermon date: May 10, 2020
Sermon by Dr. Brene Brown

Sermon by Dr. Brene Brown

May 7, 2020

Researcher and storyteller Brene Brown preached at the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at Washington National Cathedral.

Sermon date: January 21, 2018

Sermon by the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde

Sermon by the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde

May 5, 2020

"May all that you do now be for love, and may God keep you fiercely kind."

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde preached at the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on the Fourth Sunday of Easter.

Sermon date: May 3, 2020

Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

Sermon by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

April 27, 2020

“Can you see Christ in the other? Can you see Christ in yourself?”

Dean Randy Hollerith preached on the Third Sunday in Easter, reminding us that Christ will travel wherever his followers are going.

Sermon date: April 26, 2020

Sermon by the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry

Sermon by the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry

April 21, 2020

Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry preached at the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Easter Sunday.

Sermon date: April 12, 2020

Sermon by the Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

Sermon by the Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

April 20, 2020

“We might wish very ardently that none of this wounding of our dear planet was happening – that we weren’t seeing dying coral and melting icecaps, or rising seas and growing numbers of refugees. Yet, it is happening. And just as on Good Friday, the disciples could not pretend that Christ’s wounds on the cross were not real, so to we can’t pretend that the wounds to God’s creation are not real.”

The Reverend Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Missioner for Creation Care for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, preached at the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Sunday, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Sermon date: April 19, 2020

Morning Prayer - April 18, 2020

Morning Prayer - April 18, 2020

April 17, 2020

Members of our Cathedral clergy pray the daily office.

Morning Prayer - April 17, 2020

Morning Prayer - April 17, 2020

April 16, 2020

Members of our Cathedral clergy pray the daily office.

Morning Prayer - April 16, 2020

Morning Prayer - April 16, 2020

April 15, 2020

Members of our Cathedral clergy pray the daily office.