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The 2018 theme for the Met Gala is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. It’s a bold idea to use Catholicism as the theme for this major event, but the Met has never shied away from controversy. Re ...

Category: Ceremonies, Religion

Thanksgiving might be an American holiday, but cultures around the world have celebrated the harvest for centuries. This year, add something new to your Thanksgiving celebration by remembering your own heritage. Cook som ...

Category: Ceremonies, Holidays and Observances

If you love a good fairy tale where good triumphs over evil or knowledge beats out ignorance, then you'll really appreciate the Hindu festival of lights, called Diwali or Deepavali. In the northern hemisphere, this holid ...

Category: Ceremonies, Holidays and Observances, Religion

There are many theories about why June is a popular month for weddings. In the popular 1954 musical, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," the women sing "June Bride":"Oh, they say when you marry in June you're a bride all ...

Category: Ceremonies, Weddings

Many of the ministers who come to the ULC do so for one purpose, to officiate at a friend's wedding. You are not required to do anything to become ordained through the ULC. There is no training or courses that you have t ...

Category: Ceremonies, Religion, Universal Life Church, Become Ordained Online

As a ULC minister, you might be asked to perform a baptism. If you've never performed this ritual, you might be apprehensive about undertaking it. Here is a quick primer for planning the ceremony. More in-depth resources ...

Category: Ceremonies, Baptisms

Baptism is first mentioned in the New Testament in reference to John the Baptist. Matthew recounts: "People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. 6 Confessing their sins, they w ...

Category: Ceremonies, Religion, Baptisms, Christianity

Although it's not a national holiday, August is often referred to as "What will be your legacy month." Each person will leave a legacy to his or her family, whether he or she plans to or not. Most people think about a le ...

Category: Ceremonies, Holidays and Observances

Marching Band trumpet[/caption]High school football games often contain performances by a marching band. Different schools have different traditions, and most of the time the students, staff, parents, and alumni hold the ...

Category: Ceremonies, Freedom, Online Ordination

Since creatures all over the world are connected by a link to the sun overhead, it makes sense that societies throughout the world would celebrate the peak of the sun's apparent journey north during the course of the yea ...

Category: Ceremonies, Holidays and Observances, Spirituality, Pagan