Blessing of the Animals

A camel at the Blessing of the Animals event at Cathedral of Saint John the Divine on Oct. 5, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Crowds Flock To NYC Church For Annual Blessing Of The Animals

The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine looked more like a zoo than a church for the event, which is meant to honor Saint Francis.

10/05/2014

One of the pets outside St. Patrick's Cathedral for the annual Blessing of the Animals on Sept. 30, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Cardinal Dolan Gives Special Blessing To 3 Dozen Rescue Animals

Dogs, cats, kittens and one rabbit were assembled outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the annual Blessing of the Animals.

09/30/2014

Blessing Of The Animals

Crowd Of People, And Animals, Gathers For Blessing At St. John The Divine

Thousands of people lined up for hours outside of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, many of them trying to get a glimpse of the animals that were being blessed.

10/06/2013

Pets and owners at annual 'Blessing of the Animals' at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine Oct. 7, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Pet Blessing Planned For Sunday At Upper East Side Church

A blessing of the animals will be held Sunday at a church on Park Avenue on the Upper East Side.

12/08/2012

Pets and owners at annual 'Blessing of the Animals' at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine Oct. 7, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Morningside Heights Church Holds Annual ‘Blessing Of The Animals’ Service

A llama, a mini horse, falcons, dogs and even a camel were offered blessings at the Morningside Heights church to celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment.

10/07/2012

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, Manhattan, hosted its 26th annual 'Blessing of the Animals' on October 3, 2010.

NYC Church Hosts 26th Annual ‘Blessing Of The Animals’

It was a different flock that gathered for church services on Sunday morning, as congregants of the two- and four-legged varieties gathered in Morningside Heights.

10/03/2010