Friday, May 7, 2010

Jacksonville cathedral to hold 'blessing of bikes’

From Florida-

St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Jacksonville will host the “Blessing of the Bikes” at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16.

The cathedral’s dean, the Very Rev. Kate Moorehead, will bless bikes, sprinkle cyclists with holy water and honor fallen riders before participants embark on a ride through Riverside, according to a news release about the event.

Riders of any — or no — faith are invited to participate.

“You are welcome to take the blessing seriously or as simply a fun lark,” the release said. “You will not be lectured, only blessed.”

The event is free and open to the public, though monetary or pantry donations will be accepted.’

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