The Remembrance Supper
A Urantia Tradition
The annual Remembrance Supper honoring Jesus’ request that we gather together to reenact the symbolic ‘last supper’ falls on the 6th of April each year. We invite all Urantia Book readers, and all lovers of Christ around the world, to join together in small private groups to commemorate this important event.
This commemoration is one way of establishing an annual tradition that will unify Urantia Book readers in solidarity under the divine concept of the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man. In Paper 87, a Brilliant Evening Star tells us:
Regardless of the drawbacks and handicaps, every new revelation of truth has given rise to a new cult, and even the restatement of the religion of Jesus must develop a new and appropriate symbolism. Modern man must find some adequate symbolism for his new and expanding ideas, ideals, and loyalties. This enhanced symbol must arise out of religious living, spiritual experience. And this higher symbolism of a higher civilization must be predicated on the concept of the Fatherhood of God and be pregnant with the mighty ideal of the brotherhood of man.
- UB 87:7.6
What better symbolism than an annual commemoration of ‘the only ceremony or sacrament associated with Jesus’ whole life mission.’ (UB 179:5.4)
The Remembrance Supper is also a time to pray for the unity of all Urantia Book readers so that, together, we can present “the living Jesus” to the world as anticipated by the revelators:
Christianity has indeed done a great service for this world, but what is now most needed is Jesus. The world needs to see Jesus living again on earth in the experience of spirit-born mortals who effectively reveal the Master to all men.... And when Jesus becomes thus lifted up, he will draw all men to himself.
- UB 195:10.1
If Urantia Book readers can join in solidarity as ‘ten men lifting together—all at the same moment” (UB 81:6.37) striving to “effectively reveal the Master to all men,” then we will have done in one generation more than has been done to further light and life than all prior generations!