Monday, May 6, 2013

Bikes, scooters, pets blessed in Wilbraham

From Massachusetts-

 Owners of mountain bikes, motorcycles, scooters and even a few pets should feel a little safer on the road now that their belongings have been blessed by three area ministers.

The Rev. Nathaniel Anderson, of Christ the King Lutheran Church, and the Rev. Meredyth Wessman Ward, of Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Wilbraham, and the Rev. Peter Swarr, of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in East Longmeadow, held a Blessing of the Bikes Sunday at Fountain Park on Tinkham Road.

“We wanted to do something a little different,” Swarr said.

While many people are familiar with blessing of the animals ceremonies, blessing of the bikes rites are not as common.

“You see these a lot in big cities where thousands of motorcycles will come out for the blessing. Cities like Boston use the blessing as an opportunity to talk about the environment and sustainability,” Swarr said.

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