The Blessing of the Animals at Christ Church in Manhattan (12/11/2011)

This afternoon, December 11, 2011, I attended the Blessing of the Animals ceremony at Christ Church on Park Avenue and 60th Street in Manhattan. Once a year they have a service where people bring their animals and they are blessed. The police bring horses and police dogs. The ASPCA brings animals that need to be adopted. It’s really a  beautiful event.  I have more photos on my other blog called One American Mind.

Chicken who got blessed
Cindy Adams with One of Her Two Babies
A Rooster Friend Brought for Blessing
Dog Who Looks as if He Has Already Been Blessed


Prayer for your Pet

O God, you have redeemed all creation
through the incarnation of your eternal Word;
Protect our pets, your creatures,
who provide us with joy
and nonjudgmental companionship;
Give us respect
for all of your redeemed creation,
that we may care for creation
as just and humble stewards;
We pray this in the name of the same Word, Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
David Bennett

Horse with Dangerous Job Seeking a Blessing
Mallard Who was Blessed
Duck seeking blessing
Man with his companions looking for a blessing
Neighbor with Best Friend
The Attraction of Opposites
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