Archdiocesan Value EducationCentre - AVEC
Let us welcome the Divine Presence in our hearts, in our lives and in our midst as the choir and assembly sing from the Upanishad while the lamp is being lit by honoured persons………………………………………….(mention persons).
(The Choir and the Assembly sing the slok; after each line the interpretation is read aloud:
asato ma sadgamaya‘Lead me from the asat to the sat.’tamaso ma jyotirgamaya‘Lead me from darkness to light.’mrtyorma amrtam gamaya’‘Lead me from death to immortality.’Reader 2:
Wisdom can be defined as "applications of God's holiness in all we say, do and think". Likeeverything else in the world, wisdom has a single source - God.
"For the Lord givethwisdom, and from His presence cometh knowledge and understanding"
(Prov. 2:6)." Let usnow listen to the scripture read to us from the Book of
Proverbs Chapter 4 versicles 5 to 9
on acquiring wisdom and being blessed.
Scripture Reading: Proverbs 4:5-9
:Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of mymouth. Do not forsake her and she will preserve you; Love her, and she will keep you.Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, getunderstanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, whenyou embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; a crown of gloryshe will deliver to you."
(Allow a pause of 30 seconds.)
Ritual Of Symbol Lotus:
(Lotus flower in a pot/vase or cutout of poster paper on a display board on a stage)Reader 4:The symbolism of Lotus Flower Lotus is a water lily rooted in soil in the body of water, with leaves and flowers floating onthe water surface. The lotus flower starts as a small flower down at the bottom of a pond inthe mud and muck. It slowly grows up towards the waters surface continually movingtowards the light. Once it come to the surface of the water the lotus flower begins to blossomand turn into a beautiful flower. The lotus flower have many petals overlapping in a proportional pattern. Lotus, cherished for its tranquil beauty, is delightful to look at, as its blossoms open on the pond's surface.As the lotus flower grows up from the mud into an object of great beauty persons also growand change into something more beautiful. The Lotus symbolizes divinity, fruitfulness,
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