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Chalice Lighting: “Our prophets died for the freedom of faith;

Also appropriate as Opening Words

Our prophets died for the freedom of faith;
We are here in their spirit.
We are here to practice and sustain our living tradition;

To light a chalice,
Claiming for justice
The heat and power of fire.

In our free faith,
We are here,
Seeking freedom from despair,
The freedom to be loved as ourselves,
And the freedom to grow beyond imagination.

We are here,
Gathered in the name of all that we find holy.
Let us give thanks for the gift of gathering here.




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Last updated on Monday, March 25, 2013.

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