In honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, animals and their owners attended ceremonies across the North Fork to receive the traditional blessing.
Greenport’s Holy Trinity Episcopal Church held a ceremony at noon Sunday, presided over by Rev. Paul Wancura.
Deacon Jeff Sykes at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mattituck performed a ceremony in the early afternoon as a steady downpour drenched both animals and their owners.[nggallery id=386 template=galleryview]