Sermons, 1933-1953

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Earl Davis was asked to deliver a memorial address at a service commemorating the twenty-one ministers deceased since May 25th, 1944. The service was at the Hale Chapel of the First Church in Boston on May 22nd, 1946.

The sermon speaks of the mysteries of life and death, the moment of choosing a life of ministry, and the momentous changes that occurred during the lives of these men from the Civil War to this new Atomic Age.

Date refers to Date Given.

There are five downloadable files for this work. The primary document contains the original document followed by the transcription (each of these are also available as separate downloads). Also available is the Service of Commemoration program for this event, and a letter to Earl Davis from the American Unitarian Association supplying the list of deceased ministers.

Transcription by Davis Baird. Item description based off writing and context provided by Davis Baird.


Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion

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Service of Commemoration

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