The Blessing of the Animals
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam Ave., Manhattan)
11am service, 1pm fair
The annual festival service, Blessing of the Animals and afternoon Fair are coming up! Visitors can expect to see a great variety of animals process up the nave, including a yak, a tortoise, baby swans, and a macaw. Directly after the service, Cathedral Clergy will be available for blessings of pets at the Fair on the Close. The Fair’s themes – celebration of Creation, Compassion, and Faithful Stewardship of the Earth – align with the vision and work of Saint Francis.
Bags and Backpacks
All bags are subject to security inspection before entering the Cathedral. To avoid a lengthy wait in the line to enter the Cathedral, visitors are encouraged not to bring bags and backpacks. The Cathedral does not have a checkroom.