The semiannual lecture on Christian Science, under the auspices of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, was delivered by Judge Septimus J. Hanna, Thursday evening [April 15] in the auditorium of The Mother Church. The lecturer was introduced by Judge Clifford P. Smith, the First Reader, who said,—

Twenty years ago there lived in a western city a prominent lawyer, who was practising his profession after having filled honorable positions in the military, civil, and judicial departments of government. Witnessing some of the healing works which attest the verity of Christian Science, he sought and received through its ministry the restoration of his own health. Having become convinced that Christian Science is the law of God, he found himself in the same situation as the men who recognized the call of Truth while casting a net in the sea of Galilee. Like the fishers who left their nets and became fishers of men, this lawyer left his law-books and became an advocate of Christian Science. Since then he has labored without ceasing to awaken all mankind to the possibility of present salvation from sin, disease, and death; and it is not too much to say that through his efforts the kingdom of heaven is more nearly at hand. The man to whom I refer is Judge Septimus J. Hanna, who will now address you.

The Christian Science Monitor.

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