Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s
At one p.m. on Oct. 6, Georgetown’s finest pooches and their proud people gathered on the sunny lawn of St. John’s Church on O Street for the annual blessing that honors St. Francis of Assisi. This year they were joined by the Hood family’s two African pigmy hedgehogs, Daisy and Aphrodite. Being on hallowed ground, the manners of two and four-footers alike were impeccable as Associate Rector Sarah Duggin led the hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful. She and Interim Rector W. Bruce McPherson conducted the brief service which ended in individual blessings.