Sunday, October 06 - 2013
Duke Chapel will hold the Blessing of Animals service on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 3:00 p.m. The service, to be held on the quad in front of the Chapel, is open to the public and all well-mannered pets are invited. Parking will be available in the Bryan Center parking garage (125 Science Drive).
The Blessing of Animals is an outdoor worship service held each year on the Sunday in October closest to the Feast Day of St. Francis. Duke Chapel has hosted a Blessing of Animals since 1989, a worship tradition made notable by the camels and other circus animals blessed each year at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Last year, Duke Chapel ministers blessed animals ranging from hamsters to horses.
*Please consider the wisdom of bringing aggressive animals.*
Bulletin: Blessing of the Animals 2013