Blessing of the Animals

This past Sunday we enjoyed a lively summer Blessing of the Animals service with a coterie of furry friends. This year, our canine companions made up the majority. A few cats were also in attendance, and other animals represented in spirit by their humans.

We were also blessed with the musical talents of Sarah Arnold, violinist and Assistant Concertmaster with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

Thanks to all who attended and contributed to this special service!


Bob speaks about the souls of animals, with a little help from his dog Rocky. Violinist Sarah Arnold of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

Serena and her dog. Joseph and his very relaxed cat Robert say hello to Bob's dog Rocky.

Orange cat Monty decides to observe the dogs from a safe distance under the sunrise altar. Curious dogs get acquainted.