BARACK OBAMA — 57TH INAUGURATION:
Obama, Biden attend inaugural prayer service at Washington National Cathedral
Source: Washington Post, 1-22-13
Some 2,200 guests filled the Washington National Cathedral on Tuesday morning for the inaugural prayer service, a tradition as old as the country itself. The service is meant to provide a spiritual boost to the newly sworn-in president….READ MORE
Obamas attend National Prayer Service
Source: Politico, 1-22-13
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama capped off more than three days of public inaugural events Tuesday with the National Prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral.
The Obamas were joined by Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill. The service includes prayers, readings, blessings and hymns delivered by religious leaders from across the country. The Rev. Adam Hamilton, founding pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan., was selected to deliver the sermon.
The inaugural prayer service is a tradition dating back to President George Washington and has been held at the National Cathedral since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first inauguration in 1933….READ MORE