Books by Mary Baker Eddy

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oston Globe]

   The general communion service of the Christian Science
denomination, held annually in The First Church of
Christ, Scientist, in this city, has been abolished by
order of Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy.  The services attended
last Sunday une 14] by ten thousand persons were thus
the last to be held.  Of late years members of the church
outside of Boston have not been encouraged to attend the
communion seasons except on the triennial gatherings,
the next of which would have been held next year.
   The announcement in regard to the services was made
last night une 21] by Alfred Farlow of the publication
committee as follows: -

   The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, has
taken steps to abolish its famous communion seasons.
In former years, the annual communion season of the
Boston church has offered an occasion for the gathering
of vast multitudes of Christian Scientists from all parts
of the world.  According to the following statement, which
Mrs. Eddy has just given out to the press, these gatherings
will be discontinued: -

   "The house of The Mother Church seats only five thousand
people, and its membership includes forty-eight
thousand communicants, hence the following: -
   "The branch churches continue their communion seasons,
but there shall be no more communion season in
The Mother Church that has blossomed into spiritual
beauty, communion universal and divine.  'For who

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hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct
him?  But we have the mind of Christ.' (1 Corinthians,
2 : 16.)"

   rs. Eddy has only abolished the disappointment of
communicants who come long distances and then find no
seats in The Mother Church. - Editor Sentinel.]

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