The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany

The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany Miscellany
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Contents




The First Church of Christ, Scientist

 

Foreword  [p.v]



 

“Choose Ye” — Dedicatory Message, June 10, 1906  [p.3]



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  [p.7]

The Annual Meeting of The Mother Church, June 18, 1902 — Two Million Dollars Pledged  [p.7]

Greeting from the Church to Mrs. Eddy  [p.8]

Our Leader’s Thanks  [p.9]

Christian Science Sentinel, May 16, 1903  [p.10]

Editorial in Christian Science Sentinel, May 16, 1903  [p.11]

Now and Then  [p.12]

Editorial in Christian Science Sentinel, January 2, 1904  [p.14]

Amendment to By-law  [p.15]

Communion, 1904  [p.15]

Extract from the Treasurer’s Report, June 14, 1904  [p.16]

The Corner-stone Laid  [p.16]

Unselfish Loyalty  [p.19]

Holiday Gifts  [p.20]

A Word from the Directors, May, 1905  [p.20]

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The Annual Meeting, June 13, 1905:

     Extract from the Clerk’s Report  [p.22]

     Extract from the Treasurer’s Report  [p.23]

     Greeting to Mrs. Eddy from the Annual Meeting  [p.23]

Editorial in Christian Science Sentinel, November 25, 1905  [p.24]

Gifts from the Children  [p.25]

Card  [p.25]

Announcement of the Dedication  [p.26]

To the Board of Directors  [p.26]

Notice  [p.27]

Notice to Contributors to the Building Fund  [p.27]

Editorial in Christian Science Sentinel, June 9, 1906  [p.27]

Communion Service and Dedication  [p.29]

The Annual Meeting, June 12, 1906  [p.38]

     Telegram to Mrs. Eddy  [p.44]

     Report of the Clerk  [p.47]

Letters and Editorial  [p.58]

    Editorial in Christian Science Sentinel, June 23, 1906  [p.63]



As Chronicled by the Newspapers

 

An Astonishing Motion  [p.65]

Progressive Steps  [p.65]

The Finishing Touches  [p.66]

Description of the Extension  [p.67]

An Idea of the Size  [p.69]

The Chimes  [p.70]

Magnificence of the Organ  [p.70]

Its Architecture  [p.71]

Unique Interior  [p.71]

Gates of Boston Open  [p.72]

Christian Scientists Have All the Money Needed  [p.72]

The Great Gathering  [p.73]

Special Trains Coming  [p.73]

Interesting and Agreeable Visitors  [p.74]

Readily Accommodated  [p.75]

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Big Church is Paid For  [p.75]

Giant Temple for Scientists  [p.76]

Dedication Day  [p.77]

Children’s Service  [p.78]

On a Far Higher Pedestal  [p.79]

The Wednesday Evening Meetings  [p.79]

Exodus Begins  [p.82]

 

What the Boston Editors Said:

     Boston Daily Advertiser   [p.83]

     Boston Herald   [p.84]

     Boston Evening Record   [p.84]

     Boston Post   [p.84]

     Boston Herald   [p.85]

     Boston Globe   [p.86]

     Boston Post   [p.86]

     Boston Herald   [p.87]

 

General Editorial Opinion:

     Montreal (Can.) Gazette   [p.88]

     Concord (N. H.) Monitor   [p.88]

     Brooklyn (N. Y.) Eagle   [p.88]

     Denver (Col.) News   [p.89]

     Terre Haute (Ind.) Star   [p.90]

     Lafayette (Ind.) Journal   [p.91]

     Springfield (Mass.) Republican   [p.92]

     Rochester (N. Y.) Post Express   [p.92]

     Topeka (Kan.) Daily Capital   [p.93]

     Albany (N. Y.) Knickerbocker   [p.94]

     Mexican Herald, City of Mexico, Mex.   [p.95]

     Sandusky (Ohio) Star-Journal   [p.95]

     Peoria (Ill.) Journal   [p.96]

     Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Neb.   [p.97]

     Athol (Mass.) Transcript   [p.97]

     Portland (Ore.) Telegram   [p.98]

     Portland (Me.) Advertiser   [p.98]

     Denver (Col.) Republican   [p.99]

     Bridgeport (Conn.) Standard   [p.99]

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Miscellany



 

To the Christian World  [p.103]



 

The Christian Science Textbook  [p.109]



Personality

 

Personal Contagion  [p.116]

Letter to a Clergyman  [p.118]



Messages to The Mother Church

 

Communion, January 2, 1898  [p.121]

Communion, June 4, 1899  [p.124]

Address at Annual Meeting, June 6, 1899  [p.131]

A Question Answered  [p.133]

Letter of the Pastor Emeritus, June, 1903  [p.133]

A Letter from Mrs. Eddy  [p.134]

Letter to The Mother Church  [p.135]

Card  [p.136]

Mrs. Eddy’s Affidavit  [p.137]

Nota Bene  [p.139]

A Word to the Wise  [p.139]

Abolishing the Communion  [p.140]

Communion Season is Abolished  [p.141]

Mrs. Eddy’s Reply  [p.142]

The Christian Science Board of Directors  [p.142]

Mrs. Eddy’s Statements  [p.143]

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Christian Science Hall, Concord, N. H.

 

In Retrospect  [p.145]

Second Sunday Service, December 12, 1897  [p.147]

Address to the Concord Church, February, 1899  [p.148]

Message, April 19, 1899:

     Subject: “Not Matter, but Spirit”  [p.151]

First Annual Meeting, January 11, 1900  [p.154]

Easter Message, 1902  [p.155]

Annual Meeting, January 6, 1905  [p.156]



First Church of Christ, Scientist, Concord, N. H.

 

Mrs. Eddy’s Gift to the Concord Church  [p.157]

Corner-stone Laid at Concord  [p.158]

Message on the Occasion of the Dedication of Mrs. Eddy’s Gift, July 17, 1904  [p.159]

Announcement  [p.163]

A Kindly Greeting  [p.163]

Acknowledgment of Gifts:

     To the Chicago Churches  [p.164]

     To First Church of Christ, Scientist, New York  [p.165]

     To The Mother Church  [p.166]

     To First Church of Christ, Scientist,
New London, Connecticut  [p.166]

Thanksgiving Day, 1904  [p.167]

Religious Freedom  [p.167]



Pleasant View and Concord, N. H.

 

Invitation to Concord, July 4, 1897  [p.169]

Visit to Concord, 1901  [p.169]

Address at Pleasant View, June, 1903  [p.170]

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Visit to Concord, 1904  [p.171]

     The Day in Concord  [p.171]

Card of Thanks  [p.173]

To First Congregational Church  [p.174]

Greetings  [p.175]

To First Church of Christ, Scientist, Wilmington, N. C.  [p.176]



Dedicatory Messages to Branch Churches

 

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, Ill.  [p.177]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, London, England  [p.183]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Brooklyn, N. Y.  [p.183]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Detroit, Mich.  [p.183]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Toronto, Canada  [p.184]

White Mountain Church  [p.184]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Duluth, Minn.  [p.186]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Salt Lake City, Utah  [p.186]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Atlanta, Ga.  [p.187]

Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, Ill.  [p.191]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Los Angeles, Cal.  [p.192]

Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Minneapolis, Minn.  [p.193]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, New York, N. Y.  [p.193]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Cleveland, Ohio  [p.195]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Pittsburgh, Pa.  [p.196]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, St. Louis, Mo.  [p.196]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, San José, Cal.  [p.197]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Wilmington, N. C.  [p.197]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, London, England  [p.198]



Letters to Branch Churches

 

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Philadelphia, Pa.  [p.199]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Washington, D. C.  [p.199]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, London, England  [p.200]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, New York, N. Y.  [p.201]

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Second Church of Christ, Scientist, New York, N. Y.  [p.201]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Oakland, Cal.  [p.202]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Washington, D. C.  [p.203]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, London, England  [p.203]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Columbus, Ohio  [p.204]

Third Church of Christ, Scientist, London, England  [p.205]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Milwaukee, Wis.  [p.207]

A Telegram and Mrs. Eddy’s Reply  [p.207]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sydney, Australia  [p.208]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Edinburgh, Scotland  [p.208]

The Committees in Conference, Chicago, Ill.  [p.208]

Comment on Letter from First Church of Christ, Scientist, Ottawa, Ontario  [p.209]



Admonition and Counsel

 

What Our Leader Says  [p.210]

Ways that are Vain  [p.210]

Only One Quotation  [p.213]

The Laborer and his Hire  [p.214]

The Children Contributors  [p.216]

A Correction  [p.217]

Question Answered  [p.218]

Christian Science Healing  [p.219]

Rules of Conduct  [p.223]

A Word to the Wise  [p.223]

Capitalization  [p.225]

Wherefore?  [p.226]

Significant Questions  [p.228]

Mental Digestion  [p.229]

Teaching in the Sunday School  [p.230]

Charity and Invalids  [p.231]

Lessons in the Sunday School  [p.231]

Watching versus Watching Out  [p.232]

Principle or Person?  [p.233]

Christian Science and China  [p.234]

Inconsistency  [p.235]

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Signs of the Times  [p.235]

Nota Bene  [p.236]

Take Notice  [p.236]

Take Notice  [p.237]

Take Notice  [p.237]

Practitioners’ Charges  [p.237]

Take Notice  [p.237]



Questions Answered

 

Questions and Answers  [p.238]

The Higher Criticism  [p.240]

Class Teaching  [p.240]

Instruction by Mrs. Eddy  [p.241]

     Mrs. Eddy’s Reply  [p.242]

Take Notice  [p.242]



Readers, Teachers, Lecturers

 

The New York Churches  [p.243]

The November Class, 1898  [p.243]

Massachusetts Metaphysical College  [p.244]

The Board of Education  [p.246]

To a First Reader  [p.247]

The Christian Science Board of Lectureship  [p.248]

Readers in Church  [p.249]

Words for the Wise  [p.250]

Afterglow  [p.250]

Teachers of Christian Science  [p.251]

The General Association of Teachers, 1903  [p.251]

The London Teachers’ Association, 1903  [p.252]

The General Association of Teachers, 1904  [p.253]

The Canadian Teachers, 1904  [p.253]

Students in the Board of Education, December, 1904  [p.253]

The May Class, 1905  [p.254]

The December Class, 1905  [p.254]

“Rotation in Office”  [p.254]

     Mrs. Eddy’s Reply  [p.255]

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Christmas

 

Early Chimes, December, 1898  [p.256]

Christmas, 1900  [p.256]

Christmas Gifts  [p.257]

The Significance of Christmas  [p.259]

Christmas for the Children  [p.261]

What Christmas Means to Me  [p.261]

Mrs. Eddy’s Christmas Message  [p.263]



Contributions to Newspapers and Magazines

 

A Word in Defence  [p.264]

Christian Science Thanks  [p.264]

     Mrs. Eddy’s Response  [p.264]

Insufficient Freedom  [p.266]

Christian Science and the Times  [p.266]

Heaven  [p.267]

Prevention and Cure of Divorce  [p.268]

Harvest  [p.269]

Mrs. Eddy Describes her Human Ideal  [p.271]

     Mrs. Eddy’s Answer  [p.271]

Youth and Young Manhood  [p.272]

Mrs. Eddy Sends Thanks  [p.274]

Universal Fellowship  [p.275]

Mrs. Eddy’s Own Denial that She is Ill  [p.275]

To Whom It May Concern  [p.276]

Politics  [p.276]



Peace and War

 

Other Ways than by War  [p.277]

How Strife may be Stilled  [p.278]

The Prayer for Peace  [p.279]

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“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord”  [p.280]

An Explanation  [p.280]

Practise the Golden Rule  [p.281]

     Mrs. Eddy’s Reply  [p.281]

Mrs. Eddy and the Peace Movement  [p.282]

Acknowledgment of Appointment as Fondateur  [p.283]

A Correction  [p.284]

To a Student  [p.285]

War  [p.286]



Tributes

 

Monument to Baron and Baroness de Hirsch  [p.287]

Tributes to Queen Victoria  [p.289]

Letter to Mrs. McKinley  [p.290]

Tribute to President McKinley  [p.291]

Power of Prayer  [p.292]

On the Death of Pope Leo XIII, July 20, 1903  [p.294]

A Tribute to the Bible  [p.295]

A Benediction  [p.295]

Hon. Clarence A. Buskirk’s Lecture  [p.296]

“Hear, O Israel”  [p.296]

Miss Clara Barton  [p.296]

There is No Death  [p.297]

Mrs. Eddy’s History  [p.297]



Answers to Criticisms

 

Christian Science and the Church  [p.299]

Faith in Metaphysics  [p.301]

Reply to Mark Twain  [p.302]

A Misstatement Corrected  [p.304]

A Plea for Justice  [p.305]

Reminiscences  [p.306]

Reply to McClure’s Magazine  [p.308]

A Card  [p.316]

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Authorship of Science and Health

 

Mrs. Eddy’s Statement  [p.317]

Letters from Students  [p.319]



A Memorable Coincidence and Historical Facts

 

Mrs. Eddy’s Letter  [p.326]

Miss Elizabeth Earl Jones’ Letter  [p.327]

Miss Mary Hatch Harrison’s Letter  [p.329]

A Card  [p.331]

Major Glover’s Record as a Mason  [p.334]



General Miscellany

 

The United States to Great Britain (Poem)  [p.337]

To the Public  [p.338]

Fast Day in New Hampshire, 1899  [p.339]

Spring Greeting (Poem)  [p.341]

Mrs. Eddy Talks  [p.341]

Mrs. Eddy’s Successor  [p.346]

Gift of a Loving-Cup  [p.347]

Fundamental Christian Science  [p.347]

Whither? (Poem)  [p.350]

A Letter from our Leader  [p.351]

Take Notice  [p.351]

Recognition of Blessings  [p.352]

     Mrs. Eddy’s Reply  [p.352]

Mrs. Eddy’s Thanks  [p.352]

Something in a Name  [p.353]

Article XXII, Section 17  [p.353]

To Whom It May Concern  [p.354]

Extempore (Poem)  [p.354]

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Men in our Ranks  [p.355]

A Pæan of Praise  [p.355]

A Statement by Mrs. Eddy  [p.356]

The Way of Wisdom  [p.356]

A Letter by Mrs. Eddy  [p.357]

Take Notice  [p.358]

A Letter from Mrs. Eddy  [p.359]

A Letter by Mrs. Eddy  [p.360]

A Letter by Mrs. Eddy  [p.360]

A Telegram and Mrs. Eddy’s Reply  [p.361]

A Letter and Mrs. Eddy’s Reply  [p.362]

To the Members of the Christian Scientist Association  [p.363]

Concord, New Hampshire, to Mrs. Eddy, and Mrs. Eddy’s Reply  [p.364]