Blessing of the Animals 2023

June 1, 2019

11:00 AM

Gather in Front of the Church

Part of the foundations of Christ's Holy Church is predicated upon the bold vision which asks God's People to uphold the Golden Rule and spelled out in the Beatitudes.  Yet this sense of divine mission should not be constrained but should include the care for all of God's Creation and not just human beings.  Animals, birds, reptiles and all forms of life - as well as the Earth itself - are under our care and stewardship.

Terefore, it behooves us, as Orthodox Christians, to do our utmost to show the love and respect toward all living things and to regard them as the true gifts that God has given us.  

Gather in front of the Church at 11:00 AM on June 10, 2023.  All animals must be on leash  or physically controlled by other humane means.