The Second Adventists
Celebrated the Feast of the Pssover in Allegheny Yesterday.
The Feast of the Passover was observed yesterday at a meeting of the Second Adventists held in their hall, at 1010 Federal street, Allegheny. The ceremonies begun at 10 o’clock in the morning and continued through the day, under the guidance of Rev. C. T. Russell. There were about 400 persons present. One of the delegates, or colporteurs, Mr. Webb, said his home was in Canada and that he had traveled 1,700 miles to be in attendance. There were others from New York, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Michigan and West Virginia.
There was no prescribed form of ceremony, the attendants confining their address to experiences in spreading their faith and reporting on their work. This occupied the entire morning and a portion of the afternoon. At noon a luch was served in the hall, and again at 2 and 6 o’clock in the afternoon. Baptismal services were conducted by Mr. Russell at 2 o’clock, when 10 men and 12 women professed the faith of sect and were received into the organization.
In the evening the feast of the Passover was celebrated after Rev. Russell had delivered a short address, and all present ate of unleavened bread, signifying the purity of the flesh, as by faith the spirit is pure.
There was a choir in attendance and hymns were sung, and ta 10 o’clock the ceremony came to a conclusion. These services are observed on Palm Sunday every year.
The Pittsburgh Dispatch, Monday April 15, 1889