Memorial Events Relocated from National Cathedral

Saturday, Sep 10, 2011  |  Updated 5:00 PM EDT
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The crane accident Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral has forced several Sept. 11 anniversary events -- including one President Barack Obama will attend -- to be moved to the Kennedy Center and other locations in the D.C. area.

The Kennedy Center will now host "A Concert for Hope" on Sunday, which includes remarks from President Barack Obama and performances by renowned mezzo soprano Denyce Graves, country star Alan Jackson, and R&B legend Patti LaBelle.

Sunday morning's Interfaith Vigil will take place at the Washington Hebrew Congregation, which will also host Sunday's commemorative Eucharist service along with the forum featuring Karen Armstrong.

All confirmed tickets for the Friday and Sunday night concerts will be honored in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

Interfaith Prayer Vigil

What: A vigil where participants of diverse faiths will pray together and mark the moments when airplanes struck the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center, hit the Pentagon, and crashed in Pennsylvania with the tolling of the largest bell in the Cathedral tower.
Where: WASHINGTON HEBREW CONGREGATION
When: 8:30–10 am
Who: Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III; Bishop of Washington John Bryson Chane; Rabbi Bruce Lustig, Washington Hebrew Congregation; Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche of Tibet, Buddhist nun and incarnate lama; Dr. D.C. Rao, a Hindu priest serving on the Board of Directors of the Inter Faith Conference; Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America; and musician Humayun Khan

Forum on Compassion

What: Guided conversation on what people of faith share in common
Where: WASHINGTON HEBREW CONGREATION
When: 10:15–11 am
Who: Author Karen Armstrong, Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III

Commemorative Holy Eucharist

What: A commemorative celebration of Holy Eucharist
Where: WASHINGTON HEBREW CONGREGATION
When: 11:15 am–12:30 pm
Who: Bishop of Washington John Bryson Chane, presider; Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III, preacher; the Rev. Dr. Kathy J. Nelson, president, F.I.S.H. Foundation, Inc.

"A Concert for Hope"

What: A program of poetry, reading, reflections, and classical and popular music
Where: KENNEDY CENTER CONCERT HALL
When: 7:30–9 pm
Who: Speakers including President Barack Obama and performing artists, including Alan Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Denyce Graves and the Marine Chamber Orchestra

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