The Obama family attended Easter services today at the St. John’s Church, which is across from the White House. It is not the first time the First Family has gone to this church; the family has not joined a church since coming to Washington and do not attend church regularly. The Easter service is usually the most popular of services for Christians.
Earlier this week, President Obama released the following statement marking Easter:
“This weekend, Michelle and I join our fellow Christians here at home and around the world in marking Good Friday and celebrating Easter. These Holy Days are a time to reflect on the momentous sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for each of us, and to celebrate the triumph of the Resurrection and His gift of grace. It is a time for renewed hope amidst continued challenges. It’s also a time to ponder the common values that unite us — to have compassion for all and to treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves. As we embrace our loved ones and give thanks for our blessings, we wish all who celebrate with us a blessed Easter.”