January 2016

ICUU announces the 149th in its monthly global chalice lighting readings. Congregations worldwide are invited 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. This Global Chalice Lighting was originally submitted by the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches (UK).

ENGLISH:

As one small flame

fills a whole room with light,

So may we radiate

hope, courage and good cheer

in our homes, in our worship

and in all the corners

of our world.

Rev. Celia Midgley, British General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches

 

FRENCH:

Comme une toute petite flamme emplit une pièce entière de sa lumière,

Ainsi, pouvons-nous émettre l'espoir, le courage et la bonne humeur

dans nos maisons, dans notre culte et dans tous les coins du monde.
- Rev. Celia Midgley, British General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches

 

GERMAN:

So wie eine kleine Flamme

einen ganzen Raum mit Licht erfüllt,

so mögen wir Hoffnung, 

Mut und  Zuversicht.

in unser Zuhause, in unsere Feierstunden

und in alle Ecken dieser Welt ausstrahlen.

- Rev. Celia Midgley, British General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches

 

 

ITALIAN:

Come da una piccola fiamma

si diffonde la luce che riempie la stanza

così possano da noi diffondersi

speranza, coraggio, gioia.

Possano riempire le nostre case

i nostri luoghi di culto

e ogni angolo del nostro mondo.

Celia Midgley, British General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches

 

SPANISH:

Como una pequeña flama

llena un cuarto entero con la luz,

así nosotros podemos irradiar

esperanza, valor y buen ánimo

en nuestros hogares, en nuestro servicio religioso

y en todos los rincones

de nuestro mundo.

Rev. Celia Midgley- Asamblea General Británica de Iglesias Unitarias y Cristianas Libres

(With many thanks to our volunteer translators: Jean-Claude Barbier (French), Freya Bednarski-Stelling (German), Paola Ferrari (Italian) and Jorge Espinel (Spanish).)