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Unitarians Begin Anniversary Week

Unitarians Begin Anniversary Week
Boston Massachusetts Post
May 20, 1912
Boston, MA

Nearly 1000 Delegates From All Over Country Here for Meetings — Persian Prophet Among the Speakers

The celebration of anniversary week, marking the 87th anniversary of the … Unitarian Association will … morning, and from the … the Ministerial Union at …ock until the closing services …ght there will be hardly a … the extensive programme.


Nearly 1000 delegates from outside Greater Boston are expected to arrive here early this morning, some coming from as far west as the Pacific coast, and others from the provinces of Canada.

Two of the principal speakers of the evening will be ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the Persian prophet and founder of the new universal religion, and Prof. William S. Morgan, a prominent member of the faculty of the University of California.

Wednesday will be the gala day of the week’s celebration, when in the evening the annual Unitarian festival will be held in Tremont Temple. Lieut.-Gov. Robert Luce will be presiding officer, and the speakers will include William Sullivan of New York and the Rev. Frederick R. Griffin of Montreal.

Thursday will be temperance day, and at 3 o’clock in the afternoon the annual meeting of the Unitarian Temperance Society will be held in King’s Chapel, with addresses by President Lemuel H. Murlin of Boston University and President John T. Shea of the Catholic Total Abstinence Society.

Special stress will be placed on the entertaining of delegates from distant cities. Through the courtesy of the trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts, free admission throughout the week will be given guests of the association.

The following is the programme for today:

10:30 a.m. — Annual meeting of the Ministerial Union in Channing Hall; address by the Rev. Jenkin Lloyd Jones of Chicago.

2:30 p.m. — Public meeting of the Women’s Alliance, at the South Congregational Church.

4 p.m — Annual meeting of the Unitarian Service Pension Society in Channing Hall.

5:30 p.m. — Informal reception to delegates and visitors in Kingsley Hall, Ford building.

7:30 p.m. — Public meeting in Ford Hall, with brief addresses by missionaries in the field.

[picture caption: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
The Persian prophet, who has been invited to speak at the Unitarian anniversary.
(Photo by the Curtis Brown News Bureau.)]