Word of the Week: Benediction

As in: “In 1997 he appeared at a spoof event in Harvard’s venerable Sanders Theater, the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, where he offered a benediction that began with ‘a moment of science’ — to the delight of all the scientists.”

Whelan, P. (2011, November 18). In the chorus of the lord: remembering Peter Gomes. Commonweal, 138(20), 12. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.library.emmanuel.edu:2048/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=67184953&site=ehost-live&scope=site

In the course of his work, Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church at Harvard University gave many benedictions including the humorous one quoted above.

–  See more about benedictions in the Encyclopedia of Religion.

–  For more about the Reverend Professor Gomes, see the article quoted above or his obituary in the Harvard Gazette.  

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