begins with the lighting of the chalice and the recitation of opening words.
This simple ritual, a combination of
gesture and word, evokes within us a spirit of reverence, shared
community, and hope.
be to the earth and the wind.
be to the sun and the rain.
be to animals and childrenand women and
be to our holy flame
which calls us together as
into the circle of love and justice.
into the community of mercy, holiness, and health.
and you shall know peace and joy."
is a gift for which we are grateful.
gather in community to celebrate the glories and the mysteries of this great
the light of this chalice give light and warmth to our family,
good days and bad, happy and sad,
may we feel the warmth spread from our family circle
wider and wider circles,
we feel our family part of the one circle
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Last updated on Wednesday, June 2, 2010.
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