Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

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)

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