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 submitted by Unitarian Union of North East India. This reading is to be used during December 2011:
We kindle the chalice flame, symbol of our gathered community, across faiths, across cultures, beyond borders.
May it lead us from the shadows into the light, from ignorance to wisdom, from untruth to truth, from exclusiveness to inclusiveness, from mortality to immortality.
May the flame be a symbol of warmth, kinship, wisdom, truth and liberty.
Rev Derrick Pariat
President, Unitarian Union of North East India