Spiritual Communion

In accordance with the Church Manual (Art. XVIII, Sect. 1) the Communion season is no longer observed in The Mother Church; but under Section 2, Communion is observed in all branch churches of The Mother Church twice yearly, on the second Sunday in January and July.

Communion as it is celebrated in these branch churches is of an entirely spiritual nature. Material bread and wine are not in evidence at this service. There has been substituted for these an understanding of that which they symbolize; and as a result the service becomes spiritually exalted, in a degree proportionate to the spiritual understanding of the participants. Thus the Eucharist which the Christian Scientist celebrates is spiritual communion with God. Mrs. Eddy writes of it on page 35 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "Our Eucharist is spiritual communion with the one God. Our bread, 'which cometh down from heaven,' is Truth. Our cup is the cross. Our wine the inspiration of Love, the draught our Master drank and commended to his followers."

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