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This page is focused on the final two sentences of this By-Law: "They shall make no remarks explanatory of the LESSON-SERMON at any time, but they shall read all notices and remarks that may be printed in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUARTERLY. This By-Law applies to Readers...
Read about Eddy’s long-standing commitment to helping prisoners.
No and Yes began as an article in The Christian Science Journal of March 7, 1885, titled “Defence of Christian Science.”
Most of us have a memory of being rocked as a child and of the comfort that brought. The rocking chair seemed to have great comforting significance to Mary Baker Eddy…
The attached document contains information on changes made over time to each line of the Lord’s Prayer and its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy.
Einstein has long been considered one of the world’s greatest thinkers, and he voiced opinions on a wide variety of subjects including his thoughts on a higher power.
The most complete information on Eddy’s diet starts with her 1892 move to Pleasant View, her home in Concord, New Hampshire. Members of her household wrote reminiscences of their time with her and detailed foods they ate. Minnie Weygandt, who served as Eddy’s cook...
“To Students” is a message to Christian Scientists, and was written following several events that had taken place in early October 1893. The piece...
The anecdote reads as follows: "The man was made to believe that he occupied a bed where a cholera patient had died. Immediately the symptoms of this disease appeared, and the man died. The fact was, that he had not caught the cholera by material contact, because no...
Read one of Mary Baker Eddy’s responses to this question.
She communicated with one of the authors on several occasions.
Read about this activity from the early church movement.
We’ve received many questions concerning this legend.
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