Washington National Cathedral's Very Rev. Gary Hall released the following statementon Monday morning:

"All of us at Washington National Cathedral heard the news of this morning's shootings at the Washington Navy Yard with a mixture of shock and sadness. We mourn for those who have died, and we continue to grieve the persistence of gun violence in our nation," said Dean Hall. "The Cathedral will hold the victims, first responders, and the Navy community in prayer, while also making the Cathedral's space and its ministries available today to all who seek consolation and refuge from this loss."

Cathedral representatives say the noon day service of Holy Eucharist and the Choral Evensong service at 5:30 p.m. are open to all. Cathedral clergy are going to offer special prayers for the victims and first responders in both services.

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