The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany

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CONTENTS


PART I
THE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
PAGE
Foreword v
 
CHAPTER I
“Choose Ye” — Dedicatory Message, June 10, 1906 3
 
CHAPTER II
The Extension of The Mother Church of Christ, Scientist: Its Inception, Construction, and Dedication
Mrs. Eddy's Message to The Mother Church, June 15, 1902 7
The Annual Meeting of The Mother Church, June 18, 1902 — Two Million Dollars Pledged 7
Greeting from the Church to Mrs. Eddy 8
Our Leader's Thanks 9
Christian Science Sentinel, May 16, 1903 10
Editorial in Christian Science Sentinel, May 16, 1903 11
Now and Then 12
Editorial in Christian Science Sentinel, January 2, 1904 14
Amendment to By-law 15
Communion, 1904 15
Extract from the Treasurer's Report, June 14, 1904 16
The Corner-stone Laid 16
Unselfish Loyalty 19
Holiday Gifts 20
A Word from the Directors, May, 1905 20
The Annual Meeting, June 13, 1905:
Extract from the Clerk's Report 22
Extract from the Treasurer's Report 23
Greeting to Mrs. Eddy from the Annual Meeting 23
Editorial in Christian Science Sentinel, November 25, 1905 24
Gifts from the Children 25
Card 25
Announcement of the Dedication 26
To the Board of Directors 26
Notice 27
Notice to Contributors to the Building Fund 27
Editorial in Christian Science Sentinel, June 9, 1906 27
Communion Service and Dedication 29
The Annual Meeting, June 12, 1906 38
Telegram to Mrs. Eddy 44
Report of the Clerk 47
Letters and Editorial 58
Editorial in Christian Science Sentinel, June, 1906 63


APPENDIX TO PART I

AS CHRONICLED BY THE NEWSPAPERS

An Astonishing Motion 65
Progressive Steps 65
The Finishing Touches 66
Description of the Extension 67
An Idea of the Size 69
The Chimes 70
Magnificence of the Organ 70
Its Architecture 71
Unique Interior 71
Gates of Boston Open 72
Christian Scientists Have All the Money Needed 72
The Great Gathering 73
Special Trains Coming 73
Interesting and Agreeable Visitors 74
Readily Accommodated 75
Big Church is Paid For 75
Giant Temple for Scientists 76
Dedication Day 77
Children's Service 78
On a Far Higher Pedestal 79
The Wednesday Evening Meetings 79
Exodus Begins 82
What the Boston Editors Said:
Boston Daily Advertiser 83
Boston Herald 84
Boston Evening Record 84
Boston Post 84
Boston Herald 85
Boston Globe 86
Boston Post 86
Boston Herald 87
General Editorial Opinion:
Montreal (Can.) Gazette 88
Concord (N. H.) Monitor 88
Brooklyn (N. Y.) Eagle 88
Denver (Col.) News 89
Terre Haute (Ind.) Star 90
Lafayette (Ind.) Journal 91
Springfield (Mass.) Republican 92
Rochester (N. Y.) Post Express 92
Topeka (Kan.) Daily Capital 93
Albany (N. Y.) Knickerbocker 94
Mexican Herald, City of Mexico, Mex. 95
Sandusky (Ohio) Star-Journal 95
Peoria (Ill.) Journal 96
Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Neb. 97
Athol (Mass.) Transcript 97
Portland (Ore.) Telegram 98
Portland (Me.) Advertiser 98
Denver (Col.) Republican 99
Bridgeport (Conn.) Standard 99
 
PART II
MISCELLANY
 
CHAPTER I
To the Christian World 103
 
CHAPTER II
The Christian Science Textbook 109
 
CHAPTER III
Personality
Personal Contagion 116
Letter to a Clergyman 118
 
CHAPTER IV
Messages to The Mother Church
Communion, January 2, 1898 121
Communion, June 4, 1899 124
Address at Annual Meeting, June 6, 1899 131
A Question Answered 133
Letter of the Pastor Emeritus, June, 1903 133
A Letter from Mrs. Eddy 134
Letter to The Mother Church 135
Card 136
Mrs. Eddy's Affidavit 137
Nota Bene 139
A Word to the Wise 139
Abolishing the Communion 140
Communion Season is Abolished 141
Mrs. Eddy's Reply 142
The Christian Science Board of Directors 142
Mrs. Eddy's Statements 143
 
CHAPTER V
Christian Science Hall, Concord, N. H.
In Retrospect 145
Second Sunday Service, December 12, 1897 147
Address to the Concord Church, February, 1899 148
Message, April 19, 1899:
Subject: “Not Matter, but Spirit” 151
First Annual Meeting, January 11, 1900 154
Easter Message, 1902 155
Last Annual Meeting, January 6, 1904 156
 
CHAPTER VI
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Concord, N. H.
Mrs. Eddy's Gift to the Concord Church 157
Corner-stone Laid at Concord 158
Message on the Occasion of the Dedication of Mrs. Eddy's Gift, July 17, 1904 159
Announcement 163
A Kindly Greeting 163
Acknowledgment of Gifts:
To the Chicago Churches 164
To First Church of Christ, Scientist, New York 165
To The Mother Church 166
To First Church of Christ, Scientist, New London, Conn. 166
Thanksgiving Day, 1904 167
Religious Freedom 167
 
CHAPTER VII
Pleasant View and Concord, N. H.
Invitation to Concord, July 4, 1897 169
Visit to Concord, 1901 169
Address at Pleasant View, June, 1903 170
Visit to Concord, 1904 171
The Day in Concord 171
Card of Thanks 173
To First Congregational Church 174
Greetings 175
To First Church of Christ, Scientist, Wilmington, N. C. 176
 
CHAPTER VIII
Dedicatory Messages to Branch Churches
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, Ill. 177
First Church of Christ, Scientist, London, England 183
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Brooklyn, N. Y. 183
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Detroit, Mich. 183
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Toronto, Canada 184
White Mountain Church 184
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Duluth, Minn. 186
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Salt Lake City, Utah 186
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Atlanta, Ga. 187
Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, Ill. 191
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Los Angeles, Cal. 192
Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Minneapolis, Minn. 193
First Church of Christ, Scientist, New York, N. Y. 193
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Cleveland, Ohio 195
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Pittsburgh, Pa. 196
First Church of Christ, Scientist, St. Louis, Mo. 196
First Church of Christ, Scientist, San Jose, Cal. 197
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Wilmington, N. C. 197
First Church of Christ, Scientist, London, England 198
 
CHAPTER IX
Letters to Branch Churches
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Philadelphia, Pa. 199
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Washington, D. C. 199
First Church of Christ, Scientist, London, England 200
First Church of Christ, Scientist, New York, N. Y. 201
Second Church of Christ, Scientist, New York, N. Y. 201
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Oakland, Cal. 202
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Washington, D. C. 203
First Church of Christ, Scientist, London, England 203
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Columbus, Ohio 204
Third Church of Christ, Scientist, London, England 205
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Milwaukee, Wis. 207
A Telegram and Mrs. Eddy's Reply 207
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sydney, Australia 208
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Edinburgh, Scotland 208
The Committees in Conference, Chicago, Ill. 208
Comment on Letter from First Church of Christ, Scientist, Ottawa, Ontario 209
 
CHAPTER X
Admonition and Counsel
What Our Leader Says 210
Ways that are Vain 210
Only One Quotation 213
The Laborer and his Hire 214
The Children Contributors 216
A Correction 217
Question Answered 218
Christian Science Healing 219
Rules of Conduct 223
A Word to the Wise 223
Capitalization 225
Wherefore? 226
Significant Questions 228
Mental Digestion 229
Teaching in the Sunday School 230
Charity and Invalids 231
Lessons in the Sunday School 231
Watching versus Watching Out 232
Principle or Person? 233
Christian Science and China 234
Inconsistency 235
Signs of the Times 235
Nota Bene 236
Take Notice 236
Take Notice 237
Take Notice 237
Practitioners' Charges 237
Take Notice 237
 
CHAPTER XI
Questions Answered
Questions and Answers 238
The Higher Criticism 240
Class Teaching 240
Instruction by Mrs. Eddy 241
Mrs. Eddy's Reply 242
Take Notice 242
 
CHAPTER XII
Readers, Teachers, Lecturers
The New York Churches 243
The November Class, 1898 243
Massachusetts Metaphysical College 244
The Board of Education 246
To A First Reader 247
The Christian Science Board of Lectureship 248
Readers in Church 249
Words for the Wise 250
Afterglow 250
Teachers of Christian Science 251
The General Association of Teachers, 1903 251
The London Teachers' Association, 1903 252
The General Association of Teachers, 1904 253
The Canadian Teachers, 1904 253
Students in the Board of Education, December, 1904 253
The May Class, 1905 254
The December Class, 1905 254
“Rotation in Office” 254
Mrs. Eddy's Reply 255
 
CHAPTER XIII
Christmas
Early Chimes, December, 1898 256
Christmas, 1900 256
Christmas Gifts 257
The Significance of Christmas 259
Christmas for the Children 261
What Christmas Means to Me 261
Mrs. Eddy's Christmas Message 263
 
CHAPTER XIV
Contributions to Newspapers and Magazines
A Word in Defence 264
Christian Science Thanks 264
Mrs. Eddy's Response 264
Insufficient Freedom 266
Christian Science and the Times 266
Heaven 267
Prevention and Cure of Divorce 268
Harvest 269
Mrs. Eddy Describes her Human Ideal 271
Mrs. Eddy's Answer 271
Youth and Young Manhood 272
Mrs. Eddy Sends Thanks 274
Universal Fellowship 275
Mrs. Eddy's Own Denial that She is Ill 275
To Whom It May Concern 276
Politics 276
 
CHAPTER XV
Peace and War
Other Ways than by War 277
How Strife may be Stilled 278
The Prayer for Peace 279
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord” 280
An Explanation 280
Practise the Golden Rule 281
Mrs. Eddy's Reply 281
Mrs. Eddy and the Peace Movement 282
Acknowledgment of Appointment as Fondateur 283
A Correction 284
To a Student 285
War 286
 
CHAPTER XVI
Tributes
Monument to Baron and Baroness de Hirsch 287
Tributes to Queen Victoria 289
Letter to Mrs. McKinley 290
Tribute to President McKinley 291
Power of Prayer 292
On the Death of Pope Leo XIII., July 20, 1903 294
A Tribute to the Bible 295
A Benediction 295
Hon. Clarence A. Buskirk's Lecture 296
“Hear, O Israel” 296
Miss Clara Barton 296
There is No Death 297
Mrs. Eddy's History 297
 
CHAPTER XVII
Answers to Criticisms
Christian Science and the Church 299
Faith in Metaphysics 301
Reply to Mark Twain 302
A Misstatement Corrected 304
A Plea for Justice 305
Reminiscences 306
Reply to McClure's Magazine 308
A Card 316
 
CHAPTER XVIII
Authorship of Science and Health
Mrs. Eddy's Statement 317
Letters from Students 319
 
CHAPTER XIX
A Memorable Coincidence and Historical Facts
Mrs. Eddy's Letter 326
Miss Elizabeth Earl Jones' Letter 327
Miss Mary Hatch Harrison's Letter 329
A Card 331
Major Glover's Record as a Mason 334
 
CHAPTER XX
General Miscellany
The United States to Great Britain (Poem) 337
To the Public 338
Fast Day in New Hampshire, 1899 339
Spring Greeting (Poem) 341
Mrs. Eddy Talks 341
Mrs. Eddy's Successor 346
Gift of a Loving-cup 347
Fundamental Christian Science 347
Whither? (Poem) 350
A Letter from our Leader 351
Take Notice 351
Recognition of Blessings 352
Mrs. Eddy's Reply 352
Mrs. Eddy's Thanks 352
Something in a Name 353
Article XXII., Section 17 353
To Whom It May Concern 354
Extempore (Poem) 354
Men in our Ranks 355
A Pæan of Praise 355
A Statement by Mrs. Eddy 356
The Way of Wisdom 356
A Letter by Mrs. Eddy 357
Take Notice 358
A Letter from Mrs. Eddy 359
A Letter by Mrs. Eddy 360
A Letter by Mrs. Eddy 360
A Telegram and Mrs. Eddy's Reply 361
A Letter and Mrs. Eddy's Reply 362
To the Members of the Christian Scientist Association 363



THE
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST
SCIENTIST
AND MISCELLANY



BY

MARY BAKER EDDY

DISCOVERER AND FOUNDER OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE AND AUTHOR OF SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES





BOSTON, U.S.A.

Published by Allison V. Stewart

for the trustees under the will of mary baker g. eddy

Falmouth and St. Paul Streets

1916

Authorized Literature of
The First Church of Christ, Scientist
in Boston, Massachusetts






Copyright, 1913
By the Trustees under the Will of
Mary Baker G. Eddy


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