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December 22
December 22

December twenty-second, The First Unitarian Church Founded in Transylvania (1557). Despite recognition under the 1557 Act of Religious Toleration and receiving the king's patronage, the Unitarian church in Transylvania has faced frequent persecution. Their church crest is meant to recall when Jesus sent his disciples to preach and expected they would face opposition; Jesus counseled them to be as wise as serpents and as gentle as doves. In some Unitarian Universalist congregations in the United States, special Christmas Eve offerings are held to help Unitarians living in Transylvania. 

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  • Ralph is one of the creators of the Montessori-inspired curriculum Spirit Play, which is used by hundreds of UU churches across the us and canada. As an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister of Religious Education, Ralph led what had been one of the largest children and youth...

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MatthUU 3 years 6 months ago

Can you please fix the typos in the text. The words "despite", "church", "persecution", "counseled", and "opposition" are spelled wrong. I think "Unitarian Church" and "Transylvania" "Christmas Eve" should be capitalized.

ehewitt 3 years 6 months ago

Hey there, MatthUU: rest assured that all of the typos you flagged have been corrected -- although it may take a day for the new-and-improved images to appear here.

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