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US Episcopalians pray as President Donald Trump takes office

Posted on: January 20, 2017 6:05 PM
President Donald Trump swears the oath of office
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[ACNS] Prayer services and vigils have been held across America today as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. The transfer of power from President Barack Obama to President Trump took place at Midday EST (5 pm GMT) today.

St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Missouri; Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Hilltown, Pennsylvania; St John’s Episcopal Church in Huntington, West Virginia and Christ Church Cathedral in St Louis, Missouri; were among the many churches holding prayer events.

“We welcome parishioners and community residents to drop in for any part of that time. There will be no service, just the opportunity to join with others to pray in the silence of God’s presence,” Good Shepherd said on its Facebook page.

“We Episcopalians call ourselves people of common prayer, and that usually means worshiping together using the words of the Book of Common Prayer. But, shared silence can also be a form of common prayer, too. Please join us in lifting our hopes and fears to God in prayer, whether or not you can be with us at church.”