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Blessing of the Animals

Monday, January 11, 2010

At the annual Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan, any creature is welcome.
Photo by Kelly Carmody
At the annual Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan, any creature is welcome.
A sheep receives a blessing.
Photo by Kelly Carmody
A sheep receives a blessing.
Rachel Wood waits to have her barn owl, Jesse, blessed by the priest.
Photo by Kelly Carmody
Rachel Wood waits to have her barn owl, Jesse, blessed by the priest.
Well. That's a camel. In a cathedral.
Photo by Kelly Carmody
Well. That's a camel. In a cathedral.
Chuckles the Parrot.
Photo by Kelly Carmody
Chuckles the Parrot.
The section of the pews designated for
Photo by Kelly Carmody
The section of the pews designated for "Big Dogs."
Jesse the owl, post-blessing. Can you sense a difference?
Photo by Kelly Carmody
Jesse the owl, post-blessing. Can you sense a difference?
A tortoise is led from the parking lot into the cathedral where it will soon receive its blessing.
Photo by Kelly Carmody
A tortoise is led from the parking lot into the cathedral where it will soon receive its blessing.

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