Lent for Universalists?

A friend asked me: did Universalists observe Lent?

In my reading, they did not observe in the “giving up” sense but did, in the twentieth century anyway, have meditation manuals and special devotional services — say, by the Women’s Association. And of course Maundy Thursday, important also as a day for welcoming new members.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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  1. In a number of Universalist heritage churches I’ve been with, Maundy Thursday was observed with communion and sometimes a shared Agape Meal. In some places this may be due to 19th century conversions of Brethren to Universalism.

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