Celebrating the Flower Ceremony
The Flower Ceremony, sometimes referred to as Flower Communion or Flower Festival, is an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community.
Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Ceremony was introduced to the United States by Rev. Maya Capek, Norbert's widow.
In this ceremony, everyone in the congregation brings a flower. Each person places a flower on the altar or in a shared vase. The congregation and minister bless the flowers, and they're redistributed. Each person brings home a different flower than the one they brought.
Faith Without Borders
Celebrating the Flower Ceremony is an excellent opportunity for Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations to express their commitment to our Sixth Principle: We covenant to affirm and promote the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all. Read Sixth Principle Resources for the Flower Ceremony.
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Unitarian Universalist Perspectives
Words for Worship Services
- Flower Power
- Blessing for Flower Communion
- Children's Sunday and Flower Communion
- Flower Communion
- Flower Communion Blessing
- Infinite Spirit of Life, we ask thy blessing on these
- It is worthwhile to live and fight courageously for sacred ideals
- Meditation on Flower Communion Sunday
- Remembering Our Int'l Family of Faith
- The Communion Prayer
- Opening for Flower Communion
- For the Flowers have the Gift of Language
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