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OCA to be represented at Presidential Inauguration

WASHINGTON, DC [OCA Communications] -- The Orthodox Church in America will be represented at the inauguration of President Barak Obama on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, accompanied by OCA secretary, Archpriest Eric G. Tosi.

On the morning of Wednesday, January 21, Metropolitan Jonah will be present at the Inaugural Prayer Service at the National Cathedral. On Wednesday evening, he will celebrate Vespers at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington, DC, in conjunction with the annual March for Life.

On January 22, Metropolitan will take part in the March and will be one of the first religious leaders to address the marchers at the rally on Capitol Hill. That evening, he will give the invocation at the March for Life's annual Rose Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Washington.

Later in the week, Metropolitan Jonah will meet with members of the US Congress involved in the Pro-life movement. The week's events will begin on Monday evening, January 19, with Metropolitan Jonah attending the "Let Freedom Ring" concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Kennedy Center in Washington.


1 Responses to “OCA to be represented at Presidential Inauguration”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Archbishop Demetrios Invited to Participate in Inaugural Ceremonies
    January 16, 2009


    NEW YORK – Archbishop Demetrios of America was invited by President-Elect Barack Obama to participate in the inaugural ceremonies in Washington D.C.

    In particular, on Tuesday Jan. 20, the Archbishop will attend the Inauguration Ceremony on Capitol Hill, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The next day Wednesday Jan. 21, at 10:00 a.m. Archbishop Demetrios will participate in the Inaugural Ecumenical Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral which will be attended by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden.  

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