Rev. Deborah Meister, Rector of St. Alban's Parish holds her pancake triumphantly over her head after winning her race against the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, National Cathedral Vicar, left, and the Rev. Canon Ralph Godsall, priest vicar of Westminster Abbey and visiting clergy at the National Cathedral during the Washington National Cathedral Pancake Races held in front of the Cathedral on Shrove Tuesday, more commonly known as "Mardi Gras.", Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. This years annual Pancake Races are entitled the “Shake, Rattle & Race Edition,†in light of the earthquake damage the cathedral sustained earlier this year. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photo by: Andrew Harnik

Rev. Deborah Meister, Rector of St. Alban's Parish holds her pancake triumphantly over her head after winning her race against the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, National Cathedral Vicar, left, and the Rev. Canon Ralph Godsall, priest vicar of Westminster Abbey and visiting clergy at the National Cathedral during the Washington National Cathedral Pancake Races held in front of the Cathedral on Shrove Tuesday, more commonly known as "Mardi Gras.", Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. This years annual Pancake Races are entitled the “Shake, Rattle & Race Edition,†in light of the earthquake damage the cathedral sustained earlier this year. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)