National Acolyte Festival

Calling all acolytes - skilled, aspiring, or seeking! The Cathedral will be participating in this year's National Acolyte Festival at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 7. Along with Advent Westbury, St. George's Hempstead, and Transfiguration Freeport, our group will board the bus for this wonderful day trip to our nation's capital, and the heart of our national church.

The day begins with acolytes, servers, clergy and vergers joining in the longest and most colorful procession imaginable—the Grandest of Processions—as we prepare to gather around Christ’s table for a festival Holy Eucharist.

Following the service, participants are invited to spend the afternoon exploring the Cathedral and joining a variety of workshops. Perfect your thurible techniques, create a liturgical streamer, take a look at Cathedral treasures, and hear from Cathedral clergy about their own years of acolyte service.

The deadline for registration is August 30, so if you are interested in attending please sign up via Realm.