Updated 5th April 2016
Unitarianism Sacred Text on Fire
Sumbitted by Derek McAuley Chief Officer General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches
Advisor on Unitarianism to Faith and Fire.
The flaming chalice is the internationally recognized symbol of the Unitarian Movement and Unitarians light the chalice as they gather for worship. Unitarians have a number of words for chalice lighting including:
We kindle the sacred fire as we gather in community mindful of the brave souls and questing independent minds whose courage won our freedom.
Rev Cliff Reed [Former Minister of Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House], Sacred Earth: Words for Prayer and Reflection. London, The Lindsey Press, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-85319-079-0)