One of the cruelties of the Covid-19 outbreak is that it is keeping us apart just when we most need to come together. We must trust that God’s almighty love will continue to unite and strengthen us even during this time when we cannot worship or enjoy fellowship face-to-face. In the meantime, a new homily or meditation from our clergy will be posted on our Sermons page each Sunday.
Online Resources from the Washington National Cathedral
Visit the National Cathedral’s online portal to join in virtual worship and creative connections. Even though our doors are temporarily closed, you can still be a part of all that the Episcopal Church has to offer. When the world seems upside down, we can help you find your footing with daily prayer, Sunday Eucharist and more.
Sunday Eucharist – Live online at 10:15 a.m. (CDT) — or view a recording any time
The Cathedral is offering meditations and Daily Prayer online seven days a week.
We have also provided a link to the Daily Office orders of worship below.
May God bless, strengthen and protect us all,
A Prayer for Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present
in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar.
I desire to offer you praise and thanksgiving;
as I proclaim your resurrection.
I love you above all things,
and long for you in my soul.
Since I cannot receive you in
the Sacrament of your Body and Blood,
come spiritually into my heart.
Cleanse and strengthen me with your grace, Lord Jesus,
and let me never be separated from you.
May I live in you, and you in me
in this life and in the life to come. Amen.
Welcome. You’ve found home – a church home – where whatever your background, however you see God today, no matter how challenging your journey is right now, you are welcome.
At St. Mary’s, we strive to be an inclusive, safe place for all people. You will encounter the unconditional love of God and the fellowship of friends right here. We’re a multi-generational faith community, living out the central invitation from Jesus: Love God, Love Others and Serve the World.
We smile a lot around here, and it’s authentic! We believe that people desire relationships over religion, and our Sunday services are joyful, relevant and hope-filled. And, we believe that fun and church are not mutually exclusive. Love and joy are the fruits of being in relationship with God and with each other.
Our congregation ranges from those who have just begun to explore their faith to those who have been going to church for years. Questions, doubts and dreams combine in our quest for the holy. Come, see and experience the beauty and love of Christ with us. Everyone is welcome!
Praying the Daily Office is an ancient practice that uses traditional prayers to mark certain times of the day. For Anglicans, this generally comes in the form of the two main offices of Daily Morning Prayer and Daily Evening Prayer. They may be led by lay people and may be said with others (communally) or individually. Other offices as set forth in the Book of Common Prayer include Noonday Prayer and Compline (an office said before going to sleep). The link above will take you to the Daily Office appointed for this particular time of day.
The site is optimized for use on desktop or mobile devices. It was developed and is provided by the Brotherhood of St. Gregory, a Christian Community of the Episcopal Church.