Speaker Nancy Pelosi Schedules ‘Prayer Vigil’ at Capitol to Mark Jan. 6 Anniversary

By CNSNews.com Staff | January 3, 2022 | 12:01pm EST
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer participate in a moment of silence for 800,000 lives lost to COVID-19, Dec. 14, 2021. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer participate in a moment of silence for 800,000 lives lost to COVID-19, Dec. 14, 2021. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sent a letter to her Democratic House colleagues on Dec. 30 informing them of the events that have been scheduled for the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 (when the House will not be in session).

One of these events is a “prayer vigil.”

As we enjoy the Holiday Season with loved ones, we are preparing to mark one year since the January 6th assault on the Capitol,” Pelosi wrote in her Dear Colleague letter.

“I write to make you aware of the activities that will be held that day,” she said.

“The House will not be in session, but a full program of events is being planned, based on Member input,” she continued. “These events are intended as an observance of reflection, remembrance and recommitment, in a spirit of unity, patriotism and prayerfulness.”

Pelosi’s letter listed four events that will be held at the Capitol that day. The fourth was: “Prayer Vigil, 5:30 p.m. ET (Center Steps, U.S. Capitol): for Members of the House and Senate to join in an observance of the day in prayer and music.”

Here is the full text of Pelosi’s letter:

“Dear Democratic Colleague,

“As we enjoy the Holiday Season with loved ones, we are preparing to mark one year since the January 6th assault on the Capitol.

“I write to make you aware of the activities that will be held that day.  The House will not be in session, but a full program of events is being planned, based on Member input.  These events are intended as an observance of reflection, remembrance and recommitment, in a spirit of unity, patriotism and prayerfulness.  All events will be live-streamed, so that Members can watch and participate from their districts.

     -“House Pro Forma Session, 12:00 p.m. ET (House Floor): Prayer, Pledge, a statement from the Chair and a Moment of Silence (House Floor).

     -“Historic Perspective, 1:00 p.m. ET (Cannon Caucus Room): Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden will moderate a conversation between historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham to establish and                preserve the narrative of January 6th.

     -“Members’ Testimonials, 2:30 p.m. ET (Cannon Caucus Room): Presided over by Rep. Jason Crow, Members will share their reflections of the day. 

     -“Prayer Vigil, 5:30 p.m. ET (Center Steps, U.S. Capitol): for Members of the House and Senate to join in an observance of the day in prayer and music.

“In order for us to fully prepare and sensitive to COVID concerns, it is necessary to know if you will be in Washington on January 6th.  Please email my office if you plan to participate in these events.

“The patriotism and courage of our Members as we prepare for this difficult day is an inspiration, for which I sincerely thank you.

“Best wishes for a Healthy and Happy New Year.

“NANCY”

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