International Council of Unitarians and Universalists

Global Chalice Lightings

Chalice Lightings are thoughtful and thought-provoking words offered by different member or emerging groups each month. These words are translated into multiple languages and then shared with our global faith communities

February 2018

The words of Rev. Nangroi Suting Minister and General Secretary of Unitarian Union of Northeast India. Khasi: Ngi kynthah ding ia kane ka Chalice ba kynja mynsiem ba kan pynshai ia ki mynsiem bad ki jingmut jingpyrkhat jong ngi baroh. Ngi kynthah ding ba kan nang pynrhem, pynsyaid bad nang tyngshain ha kito kiba la […]

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January 2018

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.   “A hit isten ajándéka. A hitnek ismertető igaz jele a benső tisztaság, a szeretet, a külső […]

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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 […]

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November 2017

The words of Rev. Tet Gallardo minister in the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines   Filipino:  “Minsan Isang Sandali” Kung minsan may kaseguruhan, kung minsan may pagtataka, kung minsan may pagbabadya, kung minsan may pagkabigo, kung minsan may simula, kung minsan may katapusan, kung minsan may pahinga at walang kailangang gawin, ngunit  tayo’y laging […]

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October 2017

The words of Rev. Harrison Kingsley minister of the Unitarian Christian Church of Chennai, India   Tamil நாம் இந்த தீபத்தை ஏற்றும்போது நாம் அன்பின் ஐக்கியத்தோடு இணைக்கபட்டுள்ளதை உணர்வோமாக.நம் மனம்,உடல்,ஆன்மாவிலிருந்து இருள் அகன்றுபோவதாக.இந்த தொழுகையில் பங்குபெறும் நாம் நம்மை உண்டாக்கியவர் நமக்கு கொடுத்துள்ள அன்பையும்,பெலனையும் நினைவுகூருவோமாக!நமக்குள்ளான மனிதத்தன்மை நமக்கு புதிய நம்பிக்கையை கொடுக்கட்டும்.உண்மையுடனும்,முழு சிந்தையுடனும் தேவனை தொழுதுகொள்ளும் நாம் அன்பையும்,நன்மைகளையும் பிறருக்கு கொடுக்கும்படி அன்பினால் கட்டப்படுவோமாக   Naam indha […]

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September 2017

The words of Arthur Waskow from the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee English We are the generation that stands between the fires. Behind us the flame and smoke that rose from Auschwitz and from Hiroshima, Before us the nightmare of a Flood of Fire, The flame and smoke that consume all earth. It is our task to […]

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August 2017

The words of this month’s Global Chalice Lighting are from Lizette Oliver On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Cape Town Unitarian Church, South Africa: 1867 – 2017 English: In the shadow of sacred mountains, we, the assembled Unitarians, light this Chalice, marking this dedicated sacred time together. We do so with intent, […]

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June 2017

The words of this month’s Global Chalice Lighting are the text of the theme song of the first gathering of Unitarians and Universalists all over Europe: European Unitarians Together (EUT)[1] „Glaube ohne Grenzen?” “Faith without borders?“ written by Martha Hicks, Frank Kubitschek, Andrea Offner, Roland Weber. Wir entzünden diese Kerze mit dem Refrain des Themen-Songs […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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