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Kick-ass chalice

OK, this is a bit geeky-liturgical talk, sorry, but hey.

After my previous post about looking for a kick-ass chalice I was on the look out in Taize for something and found what I think is pretty cool.

It's a chalice that's actually a chailce. A chalice, along with a plate that could be used for communion. Plus an oil lamp that can be placed on top of the chalice giving - a flaming chalice. It's not designed to do that, but it works pretty well.

I haven't lit it yet, I suppose I need to get some oil. I'm not really sure how oil lamps work. I may set myself alight.

But - it's good, isn't it?


Not the biggest fan of ceramic communion ware, but this is rather good.

Where did you get it, find it?
Oh, olive oil should work, but you're going to have to trim that wick.
Robin Edgar said…
Ever since the rather unfortuitous unilateral creative decision of CUC Executive Director Mary Bennett to insert famous U*U Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s drawing of an asshole between the twin cheeks of what is now known U*U World-wide as U*Uism, to symbolize the purported "inclusiveness" of the U*U "religious community". . . it would probably be advisable to avoid using terms like "kick-ass" to describe U*U religious symbols and/or U*U religious paraphanalia etc. ;-)
Anonymous said…
When Mrs Philocrites and I went to Taize in 2005, we bought the same oil lamp, but came home with a different chalice and paten that don't stack in quite the same way. I think we have only lit the lamp for Br Roger's funeral later that year; we watched the service on a French Catholic TV station that broadcast it over the Internet.
Robin Edgar said…
Here`s another kick*ass chalice for U*Us. . . ;-)
Anonymous said…
Hi Stephen,

I was wondering - do Unitarian Churches have Communion Services?

I've discovered my nearest Unitarian Church is in Shrewsbury, Shropshire (the one that Charles Darwin attended I think) and hope to go along one Sunday.


Darren Chittick said…
Having seen these lamps from poet and theologian Padraig O Tuama in an instagram post, I had to make some. Just came upon your post as I was looking to see if others were doing the same as I'm about to post them on Etsy. I love that you love this even if it was a long time in the past!

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