Line for interfaith service stretched for blocks ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Essdras M. Suarez/Globe Staff The memorial at the barricade at Boylston and Berkely streets grew to include more flowers, medals, and stuffed animals. Essdras M. Suarez/Globe Staff A teddy bear at the barricade memorial with a note saying "No more hurting people," the same message bombing victim Martin Richard had written in a widely-circulated image. SPENCER PLATT/EPA/POOL President Barack Obama spoke to Boston Athletic Association volunteers at Cathedral High School with Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Governor Deval Patrick. Susan Walsh/AP President Obama met Boston Athletic Association volunteers after an interfaith service. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Michelle Obama's motorcade arrived at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where she was meeting victims of the marathon bombings. Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff US Senator Elizabeth Warren left the cathedral after the service with her husband, Bruce Mann. Spencer Platt/Getty Images ”The world will return to this great American city to run harder than ever,” Obama said during the service. “Bet on it!’’ Matt Rourke/AP Patrons at BoMA restaurant watched President Barack Obama speak across the street from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images Hundreds gathered outside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff Priscilla Winter of Dorchester, Brandi Artez of the South End, Winter’s daughter Priscilla Rorie Winter, and Roberta Mankus of Holbrook listened to Obama’s speech. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Mayor Thomas M. Menino struggled to his feet at the podium. Menino fractured his ankle last week. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff “We are one Boston. Nothing can tear down the resilience of this city,” Mayor Thomas M. Menino said. KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS President Obama sat in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Michelle Obama and Governor Patrick. Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff Boston University students Jake Dore, of Manchester, N.H., Sunny Abraham, of New York, kept warm outside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross as Obama spoke. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images The South End cathedral was filled to capacity. Evan Allen for the Boston Globe Business at Boston City Hall came to a halt as employees watched the service. CJ GUNTHER/EPA Cellist Yo Yo Ma played. Whitehouse.gov Livestream Members of the Boston Children’s Chorus cried as they sang. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Entering the service are Massachusetts US representatives William Keating, John Tierney, Joseph P. Kennedy III with Vicki Kennedy, the widow of late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch. Charles Krupa/AP Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who fractured his ankle last week, passed the Obamas as he was wheeled into the church.. Bill Greene/Globe Staff A man in a Boston Marathon jacket bowed his head as he waited for the service to begin. KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS President Obama greeted Representative Edward Markey as Michelle Obama greeted Governor Patrick at Logan Airport. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Former Massachusetts governors Jane Swift (left) and Mitt Romney in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Boston Police Department officers in pews at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross before the memorial service. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Two people embraced in the cathedral. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Attendees waited for the service to begin. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Boston Police circled the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston’s South End before President Obama’s arrival. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Daughters of Mary of Nazareth ate donuts while waiting in line for free tickets to a prayer service Thursday outside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Security set up outside the South End church on Thursday morning. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff People waited in line for free tickets to the service. President Obama will speak during the service.