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Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Second Church).—The official opening services of the new branch Christian Science church, 53 Donlands Avenue (Wilkinson School), were held last Sunday. The attendance at each service taxed the capacity of the auditorium to the full. The subject of the Lesson-Sermon, "Unreality," was the same one used in every other Christian Science church throughout the world on that day, and both afternoon and evening services were repetitions of the morning service.

This new church is known as Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Toronto, and brings the total number of these churches in this city up to six, three of them having been formed during the last four years.

It is characteristic of Christian Science that its greatest growth has been during periods of great stress and strain. A little more than fifty years ago, its Discoverer and Founder, Mary Baker Eddy, together with twenty-six of her students, formed the first Christian Science church—"a church designed to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing" (Church Manual, p. 17). Today, in nearly forty countries throughout the world, there are about twenty-seven hundred Christian Science churches and societies, all branches of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts—truly a remarkable growth.—The Chronicle.

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The Lectures
September 9, 1933

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