Reader’s question: historic liturgy help

I am not watching primary returns; I am looking over to replies I made to my gracious readers.

A few weeks ago, a reader asked for Universalist liturgical help for a service with a theme that featured a historic woman. I suggested that the service could end with the benediction Phebe Hanaford gave at her ordination in 1868. Ministerial colleague and fellow blogger James Ford (Monkey Mind) writes about Hanaford, who was born this day in 1829, at his blog.

Here’s that benediction:

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of the Truth, and the blessing of God Almighty—your Father and your Friend—be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen.

The service itself is worth a look, generally: http://books.google.com/books?id=9rPAsDYWz3YC

About Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 44, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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