So, historic hashing of prior iterations and influences of the flaming chalice symbol has been going on on Facebook. No place to have a public conversation, so when the "it's a Unitarian (not Universalist) thing" card got thrown, I knew I had to chime in and thus blog about it.
I'm no fan of the flaming chalice symbol, and so I've kept this tidbit to myself. Years ago, back when I still lived in Georgia, the widow of a former Universalist minister sought me out to receive some of her husband's collection of Universalist ephemera.
In it was this Lenten meditation manual from 1948.
In case you don't recognize the author's name and want proof of its Universalist provenance.
Oh, and lookie there, as I read on. No copyright notice. It's fallen into the public domain. Might have to do something with that.