The New York Times reports on a priest in New Jersey who blesses his congregation's motorcycles at the start of each riding season:
The Rev. Mark Giordani stepped up to the makeshift altar wearing a white robe, a white stole and a pair of black steel-toed biker boots.Yeah, but could he ride on water?
He looked out at the somewhat unusual congregation gathered in the street before him and squinted a little as the sunlight hit the chrome. There were more than 1,000 motorcycles to bless: flashy Ninja bikes and humble Hondas, Suzukis, BMW's, choppers, three-wheelers, Triumphs and, of course, Harleys.
"Definitely the bike Jesus would ride," Father Giordani said just before the service began. "I couldn't see him on anything else."
If the Star of Davidson club (motto: "Our Hogs are Kosher") is any indication, Harleys have multifaith appeal.