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CHURCH. The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle. The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick.
—Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

From Russia with Love

Managing editor of The Herald of Christian Science, Leide Lessa, reports on her recent visit with Christian Scientists in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

From the February 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal

I ARRIVED AT THE SUBWAY STATION. While I waited for my friend, I saw a sign with prices and told myself, "I can do this.