20C Blessing the Fox Hunt on Thanksgiving

2 days ago   |   By It's About Time

I am pretty certain that I live in a place out of time. Until recently at our church in Northern Maryland, Thanksgiving morning began with communion followed by a Blessing of the Hunt. As geese congregate to fly overhead in November, fox hunting officially season begins in these parts.
St James Episcopal Church, Monkton, Maryland. 2014
At a Blessing I attended a few years ago, the rector began, "In less than an hour we will hear hoof beats, and the crying of hounds. As the final echoes of the Lord's Prayer and an Anglican blessing fade from this hilltop into the silence of the trees, the...
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