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Pics from Saturday’s United House of Prayer Parade

by Borderstan.com — May 28, 2012 at 8:00 am 0

"United House of Prayer" "Logan Circle"

Sweet Daddy Grace, founder of the United House of Prayer Parade lived at 11 Logan Circle NW. Click on the image for more photos of Saturday's parade. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz and at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

See more photos from Saturday’s UHOP Parade as it made its way around Logan Circle.

The annual United House of Prayer for All People Parade was Saturday — it is always the Saturday before Memorial Day. Starting from UHOP’s main location at 6th and M Streets NW, the parade of marchers and marching bands wound its way through the Shaw and Logan Circle neighborhoods.

The parade reached Logan Circle around noon, what has now become a gathering spot for many residents in the neighborhood to watch the parade. At  the Circle many neighbors gathered with lawn chairs while kids played and dogs sat beneath the shade trees. The parade took almost two hours to go around Logan Circle, while the bands and congregants marched their way back to UHOP.

“Sweet Daddy” Grace (photo above), the founder of the denomination lived at 11 Logan Circle NW and the church still owns the house; Cultural Tourism DC has a good write up about Grace and the history of the house.

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