We herewith launch a new publication in connection with our movement. The growing necessities of the situation seem to demand, at times, a speedier means of communication with the Field than our monthly Journal affords.

New or amended By-Laws and Church Rules, which, from time to time, are passed to meet accruing needs and emergencies, should sometimes reach the Field more promptly than is possible with only a monthly messenger. The Weekly is projected, in part at least, to meet this need. Then, too, our files contain many communications in the nature of experiences, testimonies, and dissertations which, for want of space in the Journal, must often be indefinitely laid aside or entirely withheld from publication, and which are too valuable and helpful to meet such a fate. The Weekly will tend to remedy this difficulty and afford an additional means of spreading the good Word.

Let it not be inferred, however, that the Weekly is to take the place of the Journal. Not so. The Journal occupies, and shall ever occupy, a necessary and distinctive place in the history and literature of Christian Science. It can never, by the logic of events, sink lower in the scale of its mission and existence, but by the necessity of growth and progress, must continue in an ascending scale to perform the important function which gave it birth. Its establishment was fraught with far too much of sacrifice, struggle, and hardship, —its place in the rise and progress of the Cause has been, is, and shall continue to be, much too important, to admit of its losing one jot or tittle of its proverbial value. The Weekly will be but a convenient, and, we trust and believe, an invaluable adjunct to the Journal; a friend and co-laborer, as it were.

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September 1, 1898

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