All across a snowy Massachusetts this weekend, priests and ministers, rabbis and imams are reflecting on the historic inauguration of Barack Obama as president of the United States, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday.
Inspired by the Inauguration 2009 Sermons and Orations Project of the Library of Congressís American Folklife Center, the Globe invited local clergy to e-mail the texts of inauguration-related sermons and prayers for posting here on the Articles of Faith religion blog. You can find all of the submissions by clicking on the Inauguration Sermons category in the blogís right rail. There are several dozen sermons posted already, and more will be added as they come in; we will also have a story in Monday's paper about the scene at multiple area churches, synagogues and mosques.
(Photo above, by Matthew J. Lee of the Globe staff, shows the congregations of the Historic Charles Street AME Church and the Wellesley Congregational Church holding hands during a joint worship service this morning. Photo below, by Bill Greene of the Globe staff, shows worshipers listening to a sermon about the inauguration during Friday worship at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Boston.)