The Washington Times - November 2, 2011, 01:03PM

Washington National Cathedral officials said today the reopening of the landmark building after the earthquake this summer is still set for Nov. 12.

Officials also release a week-long schedule of event in connection with the reopening, following the 5.8-magnitude earthquake Aug. 23 that damaged parts of the cathedral’s 300-foot-tall ornamental roof. Crews have been making repairs, which are expected to cost at least $1 million, since the quake.

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The celebration will begin Saturday, Nov. 12, with consecration of the Ninth Episcopal Bishop of Washington, the Rev. Dr. Mariann Edgar Budde.

The following day, the Cathedral will celebrate its first Sunday Holy Eucharist in the Cathedral since the earthquake. The balance of the week will be filled with concerts, worship services, programs, and opportunities for the public to explore the inside of the Cathedral again. The Cathedral will reopen for regular touring by the public on Monday, November 14, at 10 a.m.

Saturday, November 12, 2011
WHAT: Consecration of the
WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 2011, 11 am
**NOTE:Press credentials required. The public must acquire passes for this service. More information available at http://search.edow.org/article.php?id=128
This event will be webcast live at www.nationalcathedral.org.
The Cathedral will close following the consecration service to prepare for Sunday services.

Sunday, November 13, 2011
WHAT: Holy Eucharist and Seating of Bishop Mariann
Bishop Mariann presides and preaches at this service of Holy Eucharist on the first day all are invited back to the Cathedral. Bishop Mariann will be officially seated during this service. Open to the public.
WHEN: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 11 am
**NOTE:Press credentials required. This event will be webcast live at www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, November 13, 2011
WHAT: Marine Corps Service
The U.S. Marine Corps celebrates its 236th birthday at an annual worship service.
WHEN: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 4 pm

Monday, November 14, 2011
WHAT: Organ Demonstration
A Cathedral organist gives a short talk about the 10,650-pipe great organ, followed by a recital.
WHEN: Monday, November 14, 2011, 12:30 pm

Monday, November 14, 2011
WHAT: All Souls’ Requiem
The Cathedral offers a Requiem Mass for the Feast of All Souls. The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys will sing Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. The public is invited to join in commemorating the faithful departed.
WHEN: Monday, November 14, 2011, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
WHAT: Interfaith Day of Prayer
The Cathedral Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage will be open for an interfaith day of prayer, with prayers led by a variety of leaders from different faith traditions.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 10 am–5 pm

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
WHAT: Interfaith Conference Concert
The InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington presents a concert featuring sacred song and chant representing the Hindu and Jain, Jewish, Latter-day Saint, Protestant, and Sikh faith communities.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 7:30 pm
**NOTE:The public can buy tickets to attend, available at www.nationalcathedral.org.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
WHAT: Organ Demonstration
A Cathedral organist gives a short talk about the 10,650-pipe great organ, followed by a recital.
WHEN: 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
WHAT: Congregation Eucharist and Fellowship
The Cathedral congregation gathers to celebrate Holy Eucharist. A reception follows. Open to the public.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 7 pm

Friday, November 18, 2011
WHAT: St. Albans/National Cathedral School Student Concert
More than 400 student musicians present a fall concert featuring five choral ensembles and an orchestra, with music ranging from classical to contemporary. Open to the public.
WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2011, 8 pm