Washington National Cathedral has announced the participants in the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service scheduled for Tuesday, January 22, at 10:30 am.
The interfaith service, including voices of faith from several Christian denominations, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism, will bring Americans together to pray for the nation and for the second term of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. The service, which is for invited guests, will also be webcast live at http://www.nationalcathedral.org.
“We are so blessed to be joined by leaders of many faiths for this prayer service to lift up our nation and our president,” said the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of Washington National Cathedral. “To have represented the diverse faith perspectives of America within the Cathedral’s nave is a sign of the distinct role that people of faith have to play in our national discourse and policy decisions.”
Joining Dean Hall in welcoming the president and invited guests will be the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of Washington. The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will participate as well, offering a prayer for the nation.