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Church Alive

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

Embracing church—through prayer

From the January 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal


As a Christian Scientist, I have endeavored to understand and obey Mary Baker Eddy’s By-Law in the Church Manual : “The prayers in Christian Science churches shall be offered for the congregations collectively and exclusively” ( p. 42 ).