Blessing the Animals (Horses in Church)

Last Sunday was the popular Blessing of the Animals service at
St. Andrew’s Episcopal
Church (in Saratoga, California). We took our two cockatiels (Simon and Garfunkel) to church in their cage. The blessings started with two draft horses and a very-small-looking regular horse cloping down the aisle.
Our birds are not shy so they made loud squawks during
the sermon. There was much dog visiting and some barking on this one day
when the animals come to church to honor
St. Francis of Assisi
. The first hymn was from 1848:

All things bright and beautiful,

All creatures great and small,

All things wise and wonderful:

The Lord God made them all.

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Images Copyright 2009 by Katy Dickinson and John Plocher

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