June 5, 2010
The blessing of offices of New York English Language Proficiency is done one June 5, 2010. A moving reading from the Book of Genesis was done. Here is the reading:
Genesis 1, 27-31a
Fill the earth and subdue it.
A reading from the book of Genesis
God created man in his image;
in the divine image he created him;
male and female he created them.
God blessed them, saying: “Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that move on the earth.” God also said: “See, I give you every seed-bearing plant all over the earth and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit on it to be your food; and to all animals of the land, all the birds of the air, and all the living creatures that crawl on the ground, I give all the green plants for food.” And so it happened.
God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good.
This is the word of the Lord.
A. Thanks be to God.
PRAYER OF BLESSING
a)Blessing of Office
P. Almighty God, in the plan of your providence you do not put a limit to the accumulation of your blessings upon bodily and mental endeavors of men and women. Grant that whatever questions needing answers, and problems needing solutions may be permeated by your assistance in this office so that the deliberations here may find definite decisions and the decisions may lead to to corresponding actions through Christ our Lord, together with the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.