Christian Science and its Leader as Seen by an Australian

[The following articles are copied from Light, a temperance journal published in Sydney, Australia, and they express in some measure the interest in and appreciation of Christian Science and its Discoverer and Founder which is felt in that distant continent. We feel sure that the writers will be glad to have us correct a few inaccuracies in these most excellent articles. The Concord "associated with the name of Emerson" is Concord, Massachusetts, whereas the city of the same name in which Mrs. Eddy resides is the capital of the State of New Hampshire. Mrs. Eddy was not born in Concord, but in Bow, New Hampshire, a small town within sight of her present residence. Her work in establishing Christian Science was all done in Massachusetts, until within a comparatively few years, when she retired to Concord, New Hampshire. Here she has since resided, and from this place she actively directs the worldwide movement of which she is the Leader. The Mother Church of Christ, Scientist, was dedicated almost twelve years ago. The building dedicated in June last, although much larger than the original structure, is an extension of that edifice, and while Mrs. Eddy was not personally present on the occasion of its dedication her Message, "Choose Ye," was the most important feature of the exercises.—EDITOR.]

Last week the cables advised us that Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, had dedicated, in Boston, what is known as The Mother Church of the Christian Scientists, in the presence of thirty thousand followers.

It is only two years since the corner-stone was laid. It is only twelve years since the first building of this new denomination was erected. It will be twenty-seven years next July since the first Christian Science Church was formally organized, and it is only forty years since Mrs. Baker Eddy discovered Christian Science. Yet now that the great cathedral is completed, at a cost which will not exceed $2,000,000, money will be available for paying the last cent of indebtedness.

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Patient Continuance in Well Doing
August 18, 1906

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