SUNDAY, JUNE 10 at 11AM
(Meet at 10:30 am.)
Come to participate in the Flower Communion as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the founding of Czechoslovakia.
First Unitarian Congregational Society
50 Monroe Place at Pierrepont St.
Brooklyn Heights, NY
The First Unitarian Church in Brooklyn Heights has historic ties with Czechoslovakia. Brooklyn-born Charlotte Garrigue Masaryk (1850-1923), later the First Lady of Czechoslovakia, was its very active member. She was instrumental in developing close ties with the Czechoslovak Unitaria and cooperation with Norbert Capek, the founder of Czech Unitarian Church in Prague and creator of the Flower Communion. Both her husband Tomas Garrigue Masaryk and her son Jan spoke from this church’s pulpit. You can see some memorabilia and photos in the church.
Free and open to the public.
About the Flower Communion:
We will visit the church and participate in the Sunday Flower Communion service.
Bring a flower to exchange it for another after the ceremony.
Review the song below. It is traditionally sung at this occasion. In Czech!! Its text will be available to non-Czech speakers in a phonetic transcription.
Aj lucka, lucka siroka,
roste na ni trava,
roste na ni trava vysoka.
After, we will walk around Brooklyn Heights and have lunch in a local restaurant.
PLEASE LET US KNOW if you will join us for lunch so we can make a reservation.
Organized by Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in New York (SVU NY)
and The New York Czech Slovak Meet Up