Each night at precisely 9:55, the chaplain on the USS New York delivers the evening prayer from the bridge over the ship’s public address system. It’s a long-standing tradition aboard every U.S. Navy warship at sea. The chaplain reviews the day’s events and talks about what may come in the days ahead, while giving thanks and praying for things specific to the crew.
However, aboard the New York, the ship’s chaplain, Lt. Justin Bernard, is forging a new tradition specific to the ship’s namesake. More.