• Welcome

    The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C. honors the patron saint of civil servants. The Cathedral plays a major role in the Catholic life of the nation’s capital read more »

  • God’s House in Words & Photos

    Take an online tour of the cathedral church of the Archdiocese of Washington.

  • The Cathedral Great Organ

    The Cathedral has a magnificent French Romantic Lively-Fulcher organ that is played at our liturgies and featured in concerts and recitals that are free and open to the public.

  • Christmas at St. Matthew's

    Celebrate the Nativity of the Lord with us on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day!

  • Lessons and Carols

    On Sunday, December 14 at Lessons and Carols, the Schola Cantorum and the St. Matthew’s Festival Singers join 7 of our finest Cathedral lectors telling the story of the joyful anticipation of those awaiting the Messiah.

  • Lessons and Carols

    On Sunday, December 14 at Lessons and Carols, the Schola Cantorum and the St. Matthew’s Festival Singers join 7 of our finest Cathedral lectors telling the story of the joyful anticipation of those awaiting the Messiah.

What’s New

Advent Confessions

Two Confessors Weekdays until Christmas

We invite you to experience the love of Christ through the Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. Matthew's this Advent. Two priests will be available for 11am to Noon confessions weekdays during the third and fourth weeks of Advent. We also offer an Advent Communal Penance Service, "Come Home for Christmas," at 12:10pm on Tuesday, December 16. Haven't been to confession for awhile? View a Guide to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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Advent and Christmas at St. Matthew's

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses at the Cathedral

St. Matthew's Advent and Christmas brochure listing the special liturgies and events marking these holy seasons is available online (English - Display format, English - Print format, Spanish - Display format, Spanish - Print format). View the schedule of Masses for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (English and Spanish). 

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Choral Vespers, an Ecumenical Prayer Service

Join us as we ring in St. Matthew's 175th year as a parish on January 25, 2015, the final day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, with Choral Vespers, an Ecumenical Prayer Service, to be held at 3pm at the Cathedral.

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Memories Wanted! - Help Celebrate the 175th Anniversary of St. Matthew’s Parish!

Your help is needed to mark the 175th Anniversary of the Parish of St. Matthew the Apostle, now the Cathedral Parish, and since 1939, the seat of the Archdiocese. You are invited now and into the 2015 anniversary year to share stories and memories of how your Catholic faith has shaped your life, your faith and your family.  

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