All over the world
Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists
light a flaming chalice.
It is the flame that brings us together
and binds us together.
It is a symbol of our common values,
our shared commitments
and our belief that in our diversity there is unity.
We light our chalice this day, in gratitude
for those who have gone before us,
those who gather with us
those who are absent in the circle
and those who will follow in our footsteps.