Episcopal Diocese of Washington

Engaging a changing world with
an enduring faith in Jesus Christ

Liturgy & Sacraments

The diocese offers resources for prayer during special seasons of the church year as well as guidelines for sacramental celebrations. 

Ashes to Go Resources

Bishop Budde and parishes around the diocese have had powerful experiences marking Ash Wednesday by distributing ashes in public places around the diocese.


Information for parishes and groups preparing for confirmation by the bishop at the National Cathedral.

Cycle of Prayer

The diocesan Cycle of Prayer includes weekly prayers for parishes, organizations, and leaders in the Diocese of Washington.

For Creation

Here you will find a collection of prayers for God's creatures and God's creation.


Guidelines have been established to clarify expectations regarding pastoral care and guidance of those who come seeking the Church’s blessing upon their marriage.