Global Chalice Lightings

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In celebration of 13 January 2018 the 450th Anniversary of the Edict of Torda

Offered to us by the Hungarian Unitarian Church

Hungarian

A lángot azok emlékére gyújtjúk, akik előttünk járva, alapot vetettek közösségeinknek a szabadság, a szeretet, a türelem szellemében és bizonyságot tettek arról, hogy a fény legyőzi a sötétséget.

Read more about December 2017

The words of Rev. Aryanto Nugroho, minister of Unitarian Christian Church of Indonesia

Indonesian:

Saat gelap, kita terkungkung rasa takut, maka nyalakanlah harapan dalam jiwa

Saat gelap, kita penuh kecurigaan dan prasangka buruk pada sesama, maka nyalakanlah kasih dalam hati

Saat gelap, kita kehilangan sadar mana yang baik dan mana yang jahat, maka nyalakanlah hikmat dalam nurani

Saat gelap, kita merasa bisa berbuat semau kita tanpa ingat Sang Maha Suci dan sesama, maka nyalakanlah iman yang dipenuhi kebenaran

Read more about May 2017

The words of Aleks Zglinska offered to us by the British Unitarians

English

A sacred flame burns in my heart, tells me I'm one, sets me apart. Helps me to find that which is true, in reaching out to you. Once we're a few a brighter light cuts through the darkness of the night. In these connections we shall see, strength in community. The light we find in others hearts brings us together. Then we start, transforming lives and making friends with this the light will never end.

 

Read more about April 2017

April 2017

Global Chalice Lighting Words:

 The words of Charles Eddis offered to us by the Canadian Unitarian Council

English

The World

May the world that is one in its life, a rich blue top spinning in the endless night of space, a world that is one in its interdependence and fragility, be one in our hearts and minds and deeds also. 
                                                                                                                       

French

Read more about March 2017

Offered to us by Uwayisaba Clement from the Rwanda Unitarian Church

English

We light this chalice in union with those who are suffering because of their belief, of poverty, sickness, unemployment, persecution, exile, prison; for the absent, those who are dying, to those who are burdened by work. May love, joy and peace reign in the world and may freedom and tolerance be our virtues.
 

Kinyarwanda

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