Last Updated January 3, 2018.
A review of the history of our Church may be viewed on the pages that follow:
· Crafting a liturgy
· Structure of a Liberal Catholic Mass
· The Good Energies Spread
· Growing Pains
we jump into this short history of the UCC, let's get some baseline definitions
out of the way. Then follow above.
\Uni ver"*sal\ (un[i^]
v[~e]r"*sal), a. [L. universalis, fr L. universum. universe.] 1. Including
or covering all.
a. [F. lib['e]ral, L. liberalis, from liber free; perh. akin to libet, lubet,
it pleases, E. lief. Cf. Deliver.] 1. Free by birth; hence, befitting a freeman
or gentleman; refined; noble; independent; free; not servile or mean; as, a
liberal ancestry; a liberal spirit; liberal arts or studies. “Liberal
education”—Macaulay. “A liberal tongue”—Shak.
(k[a^]th"[-o]*[i^]k), a. [L. catholicus, Gr. kaqoliko`s, universal,
general; kata` down, wholly + "o`los whole, probably akin to E. solid: cf.
F. catholique.] 1. Universal or general; as, the catholic faith.
\The*os"o*phy\, n. [Gr. ? knowledge
of things divine, fr. ? wise in the things of God; ? God + ? wise: cf. F.
th['e]osophie.] Any system of philosophy or mysticism which proposes to attain
intercourse with God and superior spirits, and consequent superhuman knowledge,
by physical processes, as by the theurgic operations of some ancient
Platonists, or by the chemical processes of the German fire philosophers; also,
a direct, as distinguished from a revealed, knowledge of God, supposed to be
attained by extraordinary illumination; especially, a direct insight into the
processes of the divine mind, and the interior relations of the divine nature.
Also several organizations using that name; e.g., the Theosophical Society.