The International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU) distributes a new Chalice Lighting Reading each month. Congregations are invited to use it during worship services, and to introduce it as a Global Chalice Lighting.
This is a terrific resource for congregations that have an international vision, and wish to have a ritual element of that vision regularly included in worship services.
The International Council of Unitarians and Universalists announces the 124th in its monthly global chalice lighting readings. Congregations worldwide are invited to participate and to use the reading for at least one worship service in the designated month, identifying it as the “ICUU Global Chalice Lighting” for that month and naming the group which submitted it.
This Global Chalice Lighting was submitted by the Australian and New Zealand Unitarian Association and is suggested for use in December 2013. ENGLISH Just as the sun bathes us in its light, its warmth and its love, so may the spirit of this chalice bless us with truth, life, and love.
FRENCH Tout comme le soleil nous baigne dans sa lumière, sa chaleur et son amour, que l'esprit de ce calice nous bénisse dans la vérité, la vie et l'amour.
GERMAN Ebenso wie die Sonne uns in ihrem Licht, ihrer Wärme und Liebe baden lässt, möge auch der Geist dieses Flammenkelchs uns mit Wahrheit, Leben und Liebe segnen.
ITALIAN Come il sole ci avvolge con la sua luce, il suo calore, il suo amore, così possa lo spirito di questo calice benedirci donandoci verità, vita e amore.
SPANISH Como el sol nos baña en su luz, su calor y su amor, así el espíritu de este cáliz nos bendiga con verdad, vida y amor.
— Derek McCullough, submitted by the Australian and New Zealand Unitarian Association
(With many thanks to our volunteer translators: Jean-Claude Barbier (French), and Freya Bednarski-Stelling (German), Paola Ferrari (Italian) and Jaume de Marcos (Spanish).)
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Last updated on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
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