Sunday, June 6, 2010

Flower Celebration

Flower Celebration

The Flower Celebration is one of my favorite services at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. It celebrates community and fellowship. An alternate name, and one I like, is the Flower Communion.

The service was started by Rev. Norbert Capek in Prague in 1923 and has since been adopted by many UU churches.

Consecration of the flowers:

Infinite Spirit of Life, we ask thy blessing on these, they messengers of fellowship and love.

May they remind us, amid all diversities of knowledge and of gifts, to be one in desire and affection and devotion to they holy will.

May they also remind us of the value of community and companionship, of doing and sharing alike.

May we cherish friendship as one of life's most precious gifts.

May we not let awareness of another's talents discourage us, but may we instead realize that whatever we can do, be it great or small, the efforts of all of us are needed to do thy work in this world. Amen.

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