Among the Churches

Wednesday, May 22, witnessed the laying of the cornerstone of the new temple of worship of First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Los Angeles. Work on the building was begun in February, but owing to the non-arrival of the corner-stone, its laying was unavoidably postponed many weeks. So that when the Science friends from the sister church in this city and from the surrounding cities and towns, assembled with the members of this church to witness the laying, they beheld a structure already walled and domed, rapidly progressing toward completion. The church is modeled after the Corinthian Greek order, and already expert opinion has passed the judgment that its architecture is perfect.

The brief exercises took place at high noon, under one of those clear, cloudless skies so common in beautiful Southern California. John P. Filbert, C.S.D., First Reader, conducted the exercises, assisted by Mrs. Lizzie Filbert, C.S.B., Second Reader. The stone was a block of white Vermont marble, inscribed on the front with the words. "Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone," and on the side with the date, "1901."

The programme was as follows:—

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Dr. Holmes on Critics and Criticism
June 13, 1901

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