COMMUNION IN THE MOTHER CHURCH

The regular annual Communion service of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, was held Sunday, June 9, in the new auditorium, which was well filled at both the morning and afternoon services, about eighty-five hundred persons being present. That there was not a general attendance of the members from all over the world was due to the observance of the By-law adopted about a year ago, by which the entire membership of the Church is invited to participate in the annual Communion service only once in three years.

After the usual opening exercises Mr. McCrackan read the "religious tenets" of the Church from the Christian Science text-book. Then followed the Lesson-Sermon, which had been specially prepared for the occasion and consisted of selections from the Bible and correlative passages from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. This was followed by the Communion, during which the entire audience kneeled in silent prayer. This part of the service ended with the audible repetition of the Lord's Prayer by the audience. Following the Communion doxology Mr. McCrackan presented a communication, which was despatched to Mrs. Eddy. This despatch was adopted by a unanimous vote, and read as follows:—

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