The Activities of the Universal Worship

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“The work of the Universal Worship is to spread the unity of religion. It is not a mission to promote a particular creed or any church or religion; it is a work to unite the followers of different religions and faith in wisdom, so that without having to give up their own religion they may strengthen their own faith and focus the true light upon it. In this way a greater trust, a greater confidence will be established in mankind.”

Inayat Khan

Universal Worship Services

The Universal Worship service gives an opportunity to those belonging to different religions, or no religion, to worship together. All are welcome. The purpose of the service is to open our hearts toward God’s beauty, and illuminate our souls with Divine Light, and to recognize the One Being from which all religions have come.

Weddings and Commitment Services

Cherag WeddingsThe Universal Worship wedding ceremony recognizes and celebrates the spiritual dimension of marriage, which is common to all religions. The Universal Worship wedding ceremony creates a sacred connection between the bride and groom, honoring their highest ideals as a couple and hopes for their life together. Because the backgrounds and needs of each bride and groom are unique, the cherag works closely with the couple to design the wedding ceremony that meets their spiritual and temporal needs. Cherags ordained in the Universal Worship are allowed to perform legal wedding ceremonies in all 50 states. Cherags are happy to marry all loving couples regardless of their religion(s) or sexual orientation.

Baby Blessings

The Baptism of Light opens a stream of blessing from the Spiritual Hierarchy to guide and protect babies throughout their life. The ritual also establishes the baby’s spiritual guardian.

Universal Worship Services for Children

At a Children’s Universal Worship service, both children and adults enjoy being together in an atmosphere of creativity, kindness and acceptance of their culture and beliefs. This is a uniquely wonderful experience. Children hear about the theme of the service and learn age-appropriate lessons on the theme of the day’s service. In a relaxed and happy settting, the symbols and stories are given in an manner that is easy to assimilate. The service develops tolerance and a living experience that love and God are not limited.

Home Blessings and Purifications

Home Blessings and Purifications consciously invite the Divine Presence into your home. A Home Blessing is a wonderful way to start a residence in a new place and to establish a beneficial spiritual atmosphere. Home Purifications revitalize and clear unwanted impressions or prescences.

Funerals and Memorial Services

The Universal Worship funeral and memorial services bid farewell to the soul who has passed, and intentionally opens the departed soul’s path to the next level of existence. Family and friends are helped to mourn in a way that does not impede the departed soul’s journey.

Other services (such as the Clearing of Unwelcome Impressions) may be performed on request. In addition, some cherags are able to perform religion-specific ceremonies, such as Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.