Blessing of the Animals: May God Bless Your Animals

Although this wasn't recent, the sentiment remains the same!

November 23, 2020
kat simons
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Although this wasn't recent, the sentiment remains the same!

"Thousands of animal lovers took their pets to be blessed by a priest at a New York church on Christmas Eve. Cats, dogs and even the odd worm filled the stalls, singing, or rather barking and meowing, as their owners and a full choir sang Christmas carols. Christmas Eve at the Central Presbyterian Church in New York. And the church is filled - not just with people but with animals as well. Animal lovers had brought their pets so that the creatures could be given a special blessing. And the stalls were filled with animals of all descriptions, decked out in festive bells, hats - and even the odd turban. As their owners sang traditional carols, the animals joined in, howling and barking, meowing and yowling. Then it was time for Reverend Pinder to bless them - the animals that is. Not all the animals brought to the church were alive - this child had brought along a favourite plastic horse to the service. Even so, Reverend Pinder gives it the church's full blessings."

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