National Cathedral to Reopen With Multiple Events

The cathedral has been closed for 10 weeks because of earthquake damage.

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";} The National Cathedral is ready to reopen its doors this weekend after being closed for 10 weeks because of earthquake damage.

The cathedral sustained severe damage to three of the four pinnacles in the Aug. 23 earthquake, which registered 5.8 on the Richter scale.

Saturday marks the first event since the quake. Rev. Dr. Mariann Edgar Budde will be consecrated as the ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.

The celebration continues into the week with a Sunday Holy Eucharist, the Interfaith Conference Concert and a musical program called “East Meets West.”

The National Cathedral opens for regular touring by the public Monday at 10 a.m.

As for the repairs, the cost is expected to exceed $20 million and take months to finish.

Officials released a statement earlier this week saying they will continue fundraising to help offset the costs of restoration work.

For a complete list of events at the National Cathedral, visit the official website.

Follow NBC Washington to get the latest news, events and entertainment anytime, anywhere: on air, online, and on Facebook // Twitter.

Contact Us