tv Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN November 25, 2013 10:00pm-12:01am EST
the contingent from annapolis and the air force academy and the coast guard. escorting their late commander and it is hard to realize that on this marvelously clear and beautiful, understandably beautiful day, this is what we are all coming to washington to witness. the crowd that has gathered is not a large one. it is one deep in most places because most of the crowd will be along the large march later. beyond the white house to which the procession is now going.
and the attaches. ♪ ♪. and now the court case itself, six white horses. the president's casket sadly behind followed by a young man who is a military seamen. edward mamet of livingston, new jersey. ♪ >> very large crowds are pouring down the sidewalk to pennsylvania avenue, keeping pace with the parade.
>> that is st. matthews cathedral, the diocese for the center of washington. mr. and mrs. kennedy worshiped here often in the past. it's the closest catholic church to the white house, i believe. admission to the funeral service is by ticket only because there's only more than a little more than 1100 seats inside, clearly, not enough for all of the visitors, native, foreign, family, friends, and others who would like to come, so the only graceful way to be done was issue invitations and send out cards to those invited. black and gold hanging over the entrance to the church, the same colors displayed on the beth popes.
the cathedral is somewhat of a land mark in washington even though it's now somewhat new physically overshadowed by tall buildings. john kennedy, carolyn kennedy. today is john f. kennedy, jr.'s third birthday. cardinal curbing, richard cardinal cushing of boston, and archbis ship patrick o'boyle. [background sounds]
>> the ex-president is at the door. he blesses the remains with holy water, reminded of their baptism as their entrance into the church. the solemn procession moves up the aisle of the church. the procession being led by the cross reminds us that it was through the cross of jesus that death was defeated. he is the way, the truth, and the life, and we follow in his footsteps.
♪ >> the first reading from the sacred scripture is taken from the letter of the apostle paul to the thessalonians. make no haste with those with guns at their rest. you are not to lament over them as the rest of the world does with no hope to live by. we believe, after all, that jesus underwent death and rose again just so when jesus comes back, god will bring back those who have rested through him.
>> a solemn reading of the bible is followed by a lesson which serves as an additional food for thought. the first of these, for example, certainly reminds us of president kennedy, the just man shall always be repped. he shall fear no evil rapport. he's reading a 13th century hymn. ♪ this is a christian medication on the day of death. a notary public-catholic described this magnificent hymn as solitary in its excellence,
the secret of its irresistible power lies in the awful grandier of its theme. the simple music of the language, the stately meter, the triple rhythm, all combine to produce an overwhelming effect as if we heard the final crash of the universe, the commotion of the openings of grays, the trumpets of the archangels summoning the living and the dead and the majesty seated on the throne of justice and mercy and ready to dispense everlasting life in an everlasting world. ♪
♪ ♪ >> we pray our father who aren't are in heaven, hallowed be thy name, making them come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. for thine is the kingdom, the