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Camels, Horses and Sheep Blessed at St. John the Divine Animal Ceremony

By DNAinfo Staff on October 8, 2012 8:11am

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS — Camels, sheep and ducks, oh my!

A procession of pets ranging from pooches to rabbits to ponies were blessed at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine Sunday as part of its annual St. Francis Day celebrations. 

The yearly event drew thousands to the Amsterdam Avenue church, many cradling animals or walking them on leashes as the procession wended its way down the aisle of the historic Gothic cathedral.