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The dedication of The Mother Church of Christian Science...

From the August 1906 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Terre Haute (Ind.) Star.

The dedication of The Mother Church of Christian Science at Boston, with its paid-up cost of two million dollars, and its tremendous outpouring of eager communicants from all over the civilized world, is an event of impressiveness and momentous significance. The historic place of Mrs. Eddy as the Founder of a great denomination can no longer be questioned, and the sources of her power and following can be readily apprehended. Prominent among these is the denomination's peculiar department of healing, whose efficacy to some extent is established beyond cavil. The immense membership of the body is proof positive that it supplies these persons, most of whom were already nominal Christians, something they did not find in other communions. It affords refutation of the notion that spiritual and mystic mediation has been drowned out in this so-called commercial age. The Christian Scientists set a good example to other denominations in requiring their church edifices to be fully paid for before they are dedicated. It is to be said for Christian Science that no person's spiritual aspirations were ever deadened or his moral standards debased through its agency. Its communicants are cheerful, and shed sunshine about them — no insignificant element in true Christianity. —Terre Haute (Ind.) Star.

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