24. BLESSING OF AN ELECTRIC DYNAMO

From the nearest church or from another place designated for the purpose the clergy go in solemn manner to the electric plant, chanting or reciting the following (for the music see the music supplement):

Canticle of Zachary

On arriving at the plant the priest intones the antiphon, which is continued by the choir and followed by psalm 96:

Antiphon: Light dawns for the just, * and gladness for the upright of heart.

Psalm 96

P: The Lord is king; let the earth rejoice; * let the many isles be glad.

All: Clouds and darkness are round about Him, * justice and judgment are the foundation of His throne.

P: Fire goes before Him * and consumes His foes round about.

All: His lightnings illumine the world; * the earth sees and trembles.

P: The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, * before the Lord of all the earth.

All: The heavens proclaim His justice, * and all peoples see His glory.

P: All who worship graven things are put to shame, who glory in the things of nought; * all gods are prostrate before him.

All: Sion hears and is glad, and the cities of Juda rejoice * because of your judgments, O Lord.

P: Because you, O Lord, are the Most High over all the earth, * exalted far above all gods.

All: The Lord loves those that hate evil; He guards the lives of His faithful ones; * He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

P: Light dawns for the just; * and gladness for the upright of heart.

All: Be glad in the Lord, you just, * and give thanks to His holy name.

P: Glory be to the Father.

All: As it was in the beginning.

All: Ant.: Light dawns for the just, * and gladness for the upright of heart.

P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

All: Who made heaven and earth.

P: Lord, heed my prayer.

All: And let my cry be heard by you.

P: The Lord be with you.

All: May He also be with you.

Let us pray.

We entreat you, Lord God, grant us, your servants, the enjoyment of lasting health of body and mind; and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever a Virgin, free us from present sorrow and give us everlasting joy; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.
Let us pray.

Lord God almighty, Creator of all light, bless + this generator built to create light anew; and grant that after the darkness of this world we may come to you who are never ending light; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

He sprinkles the dynamo with holy water.