St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

2201 SW Vermont St., Portland, OR 97219 – (503) 246-1949

Tag: Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

Seven dogs, two cats, one hamster and one turtle were joined by 24 humans who “pawsed” to celebrate that special bond between people and pets on Saturday October 3rd at the annual Blessing of the Animals service. The service honors St. Francis, lover of souls and all living things.

Blessing of the Animals 2014

Blessing of the Animals 2014, Frosty and John

Frosty and John

Blessing of the Animals 2014, Echo receives a blessing

Echo Receives a Blessing

In celebration of St. Francis, patron Saint of animals and all living things, twelve dogs, two cats, a chicken, a turtle and an armload of stuffed animals were blessed on October 4th.  Their human companions seemed to enjoy the ceremony as well.