The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

St. Francis Day – A Celebration of Creation!

One of the beloved aspects of our celebration of the Feast of St. Francis has been our tradition of blessing animals. We continue that tradition this year, with your help! Please send pictures of your pets and other animals, insects, and living creatures of all kinds, to be celebrated and blessed in our online service on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Upload your pictures at by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30.

We will also celebrate St. Francis and God’s beautiful creation in person on St. Francis Sunday. Although we will not have animals at our outdoor services of Koinonia in the morning, all are invited to bring the pets to a drive-thru blessing of the animals in the Cathedral parking lot, anytime between 1 and 2 p.m. Cathedral clergy will be on hand to greet and bless your furry, fuzzy, scaly, or otherwise wonderful animals!