June 11    


First Church in Boston
66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, 02116

Event Type

Please bring a flower to share in this end of church year Unitarian Universalist tradition. (Don’t worry—there will be extra flowers if you forget!)

In this ceremony, everyone in the congregation brings a flower. Each person places a flower on the altar or in a shared vase. The congregation and minister bless the flowers, and they’re redistributed. Each person brings home a different flower than the one they brought.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Flower Communion ceremony that was started by Normen Chapek. Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Čapek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Ceremony was introduced to the United States by Rev. Mája Čapek, Norbert’s widow.

Read more about the history of the Flower Ceremony/Communion