Columbia, South Carolina’s Trinity Cathedral reopens after $7 million renovation

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The doors of the historic Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will open once more Sunday for worship following a three-year, $7 million restoration project of the downtown church.

There will be no splashy dedication ceremony of the Gothic church that has anchored a city block next door to the State House since 1847. The cathedral will simply begin its new fall worship schedule with four Sunday services, including a new 4 p.m. choral evensong and Eucharist, said Doak Wolfe, Trinity’s director of communications and associate for liturgy and music.

Morning services will be at 8, 9 and 11:15 a.m., with the Rev. Charles M. Davis Jr., acting dean of the cathedral, presiding. The Rev. Robert G. Riegel will preach at the 9 and 11:15 services.
“There is no big celebration planned,” said Wolfe. “We are just going to live into this reopening of the cathedral.”

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Posted October 30, 2010 at 2:31 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Larry Morse wrote:

“Live into…”? Oh, groan. Where is EB White when you need him.  Larry

October 30, 4:55 pm | [comment link]
2. Bookworm(God keep Snarkster) wrote:

Not inviting the former Dean Linder to the opening, huh?  The vast majority of the work was done on his watch. I guess “low-key” is a better option when they’ve just run the original shepherd out of town.

And they’ll know we are Christians by our love…

October 30, 8:10 pm | [comment link]
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