The International Council of Unitarians and Universalists announces the 83rd in its monthly series of global chalice lighting readings. Congregations worldwide are invited to participate.
All ICUU-affiliated groups have been asked to submit brief chalice lightings for the project. Every month, a reading will be distributed to Unitarian and Universalist congregations around the world.
We ask each congregation to use the reading for at least one worship service in the designated month, identifying it as the “Global Chalice Lighting” for that month and naming the group which submitted it.
Readings will be circulated in English and, where different, in their original language.
It is hoped that the ICUU Global Chalice Lighting Project will enhance the worship experience in our congregations and raise awareness of the international dimensions of our religious movement.
This Global Chalice Lighting is to be used during July 2010.
We light this Chalice,
a living symbol of the one Life that animates and sustains all things and all persons,
the one Life in which we all live and move and have our being, and the one Life which perpetually gives of itself to itself so as to become the many.
By means of the light of truth and reason, and the warmth of fellowship and compassion,
may the many come to know themselves to be not only interconnected with each other but also indivisible emanations of that one great Light
which enlightens all Life and which can never be extinguished.
Rev. Dr. Ian Ellis-Jones
Australian and New Zealand Unitarian Universalist Association