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9          [The Christian Science Journal, January, 1895]

         [Extract]

         THE MOTHER CHURCH

12    The Mother Church edifice — The First Church of

         Christ, Scientist, in Boston, is erected. The close of the

         year, Anno Domini 1894, witnessed the completion of

15    “our prayer in stone,” all predictions and prognostications

         to the contrary notwithstanding.

         Of the significance of this achievement we shall not

18    undertake to speak in this article. It can be better felt

         than expressed. All who are awake thereto have some

         measure of understanding of what it means. But only

21    the future will tell the story of its mighty meaning or un-

         fold it to the comprehension of mankind. It is enough for

         us now to know that all obstacles to its completion have

24    been met and overcome, and that our temple is completed

         as God intended it should be.

         This achievement is the result of long years of untiring,

27    unselfish, and zealous effort on the part of our beloved

         teacher and Leader, the Reverend Mary Baker Eddy,

         the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, who


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1      nearly thirty years ago began to lay the foundation of

         this temple, and whose devotion and consecration to God

3      and humanity during the intervening years have made

         its erection possible.

         Those who now, in part, understand her mission, turn

6      their hearts in gratitude to her for her great work, and

         those who do not understand it will, in the fulness of time,

         see and acknowledge it. In the measure in which she has

9      unfolded and demonstrated divine Love, and built up in

         human consciousness a better and higher conception of

         God as Life, Truth, and Love, — as the divine Principle

12    of all things which really exist, — and in the degree in

         which she has demonstrated the system of healing of Jesus

         and the apostles, surely she, as the one chosen of God to

15    this end, is entitled to the gratitude and love of all who

         desire a better and grander humanity, and who believe

         it to be possible to establish the kingdom of heaven upon

18    earth in accordance with the prayer and teachings of

         Jesus Christ.




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