Blessing of the Animals brings together furry friends, fish & fowl, snakes, bugs, zebras & elephants. Pets and people of all faiths, and no faith, are welcome!
The Blessing takes place in front of the church, rain or shine. All pets need to be leashed or in carriers.
Washington Irving, author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” followed the Rev. Dr. William Creighton to this church from Zion Episcopal in Dobbs Ferry. Irving was a vestryman, warden, Sunday School teacher, and regular parishioner at Christ Church until his death in 1859. The ivy on the church walls is from cuttings taken at Irving’s home, Sunnyside, and his pew is still marked in the front of the sanctuary.