What is Easter, the darkness of the tomb, or the opening up of a new sense of life?


  • The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
    The Holy Bible, John 20

    Christ hath rolled away the stone from the door of human hope and faith, and through the revelation and demonstration of life in God, hath elevated them to possible at-one-ment with the spiritual idea of man and his divine Principle, Love.

    Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with
    Key to the Scriptures
    , p. 23

    The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

    The Holy Bible, John 20

    Christ hath rolled away the stone from the door of human hope and faith, and through the revelation and demonstration of life in God, hath elevated them to possible at-one-ment with the spiritual idea of man and his divine Principle, Love.

    Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with
    Key to the Scriptures
    , p. 45

    The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

    The Holy Bible, John 20

    Christ hath rolled away the stone from the door of human hope and faith, and through the revelation and demonstration of life in God, hath elevated them to possible at-one-ment with the spiritual idea of man and his divine Principle, Love.

    Mary Baker Eddy,
    Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 45

  • This prayerful reasoning lifted me out of a fearful, mistaken sense of life in matter, into the true consciousness of Life as Spirit.

    What Jesus knew about matter
    By Barb Goodspeed Grant
    The Christian Science Journal, July 2019
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    This prayerful reasoning lifted me out of a fearful, mistaken sense of life in matter, into the true consciousness of Life as Spirit.

    What Jesus knew about matter
    By Barb Goodspeed Grant
    The Christian Science Journal, July 2019
    Read now

    This prayerful reasoning lifted me out of a fearful, mistaken sense of life in matter, into the true consciousness of Life as Spirit.

    What Jesus knew about matter
    By Barb Goodspeed Grant
    The Christian Science Journal, July 2019

    Read now

  • A mortal, material sense of life seems so vulnerable, so transient, yet Jesus showed the world that real life is deathless.

    Hidden changes that bring sure renewal 
    Mark Swinney
    Christian Science Sentinel, April 6, 2020
    Read now

    A mortal, material sense of life seems so vulnerable, so transient, yet Jesus showed the world that real life is deathless. 

    Hidden changes that bring sure renewal 
    Mark Swinney
    Christian Science Sentinel, April 6, 2020

    Read now

    A mortal, material sense of life seems so vulnerable, so transient, yet Jesus showed the world that real life is deathless. 

    Hidden changes that bring sure renewal 
    Mark Swinney
    Christian Science Sentinel, April 6, 2020

    Read now

  • Let us sing of Easter gladness
    That rejoices every day,
    Sing of hope and faith uplifted;
    Love has rolled the stone away.
    Lo, the promise and fulfillment,
    Lo, the man whom God hath made,
    Seen in glory of an Easter
    Crowned with light that cannot fade.

    Christian Science Hymnal, No. 171:1

    Let us sing of Easter gladness
    That rejoices every day,
    Sing of hope and faith uplifted;
    Love has rolled the stone away.
    Lo, the promise and fulfillment,
    Lo, the man whom God hath made,
    Seen in glory of an Easter
    Crowned with light that cannot fade.

    Christian Science Hymnal, No. 171:1

    Let us sing of Easter gladness
    That rejoices every day,
    Sing of hope and faith uplifted;
    Love has rolled the stone away.
    Lo, the promise and fulfillment,
    Lo, the man whom God hath made,
    Seen in glory of an Easter
    Crowned with light that cannot fade.

    Christian Science Hymnal, No. 171:1

The law of Love — a free one hour online talk

Sunday April 25, 2:00 pm PDT
Hosted by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Victoria

The law of Love is the central theme of the Bible and it was the law behind Christ Jesus’ healing ministry. Throughout her life Mary Baker Eddy was a dedicated student of the Bible, and she discovered that spiritual healing is based on this divine law of God, Spirit — which she subsequently named Christian Science. This led her to write the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which explains how we can demonstrate these laws and feel its healing effects for ourselves, each other and the world.

Click here to watch

Anne Melville, CSB
Anne is from Kaikohe, New Zealand, and was employed with a community based organization where she found working for her community gave such purpose to her work. Eventually, the only ambition she had was to spend time in the evenings studying Christian Science, and to be in the public practice of Christian Science healing. The heart to work for her community, and the skills she learned during this period, prepared her for work within the Christian Science Church movement. After being employed as a full time Christian Science Practitioner, Anne became a teacher of Christian Science in 2012, was appointed the Committee on Publication for New Zealand in 2014, and joined the Christian Science Board of Lectureship in 2019.


Finding the light that frees us from fear

A replay of this March 13 talk is shown below

Alexandre Fischer, CS
Christian Science healer

Living life without fear is absolutely possible. We’re not stuck! Understanding more clearly our relationship with God, infinite good, ends fear and brings healing. This 30-minute lecture explores how clarity about our oneness with God, Love, helps us find answers, joy, and health. There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the talk.

International speaker, Alexandre Fischer, from Paris, France shows how Christ Jesus’ teaching brings healing. He shares firsthand examples of healing, such as cancer, employment, finances. We’re sometimes tempted to battle fear or give up, when all we really need to do is to discover our oneness with the infinite, and paralyzing fear vanishes. Fischer practiced law in France and the United States before becoming a practitioner of Christian Science healing and is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

Hosted by First Church of Christ Science West Vancouver

You can further investigate some of the ideas or references mentioned in the talk. Learn more


“Christian Scientists abide by the laws of God and the laws of the land;” … Mary Baker Eddy

In response to the current BC health authority requirement to suspend all in person worship services, some branch Churches and Societies are taking steps to offer alternative on line Sunday and Wednesday services, Sunday School, and access to Christian Science publications and resources by appointment.

Please see individual branch Church and Reading Room pages on this website for details and updates.

 

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    The path forward April 8, 2021
    Sometimes it can seem tough to find and stay on the path toward progress. But as a young woman experienced when she found herself in an unhealthy relationship, God gives us the strength and wisdom we …
    Am I good enough? April 7, 2021
    When nagging concerns about her ability and worth reared their head, a woman found confidence and inspiration from the realization that God has given us all the intelligence, love, and ability we need …
    Healed of pneumonia April 6, 2021
    Faced with severe symptoms of pneumonia, a man turned to Christian Science for help. What he learned about our nature as children of God brought about a permanent healing.
More stories

 

Purchase or read these at a Reading Room near you

What is a Christian Science Reading Room?

Christian Science Reading Rooms are inviting places to explore spiritual answers to life’s many questions. Each Reading Room is both a bookstore and a place for prayer and study, where everyone is welcome.  Bible study and other meetings also take place at reading rooms from time to time. Tour this website and find a Reading Room near you. You will be able to purchase or read featured publications including the Christian Science Bible Lesson. You’ll also be able to explore different Bible translations, commentaries and use Concord, an on-line search tool for the Bible, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and other writings by Mary Baker Eddy.

If you are interested in what a Reading Room has to offer but cannot make it in person, you can take advantage of this Virtual Reading Room. Take time to explore a Christian Science Perspective article, a daily feature of The Christian Science Monitor. You can also listen to several programs on the CSPS Internet Radio player including the Daily LiftSentinel Watch, a weekly podcast, or Teen Connect.  From time to time there will be additional Poetry and Podcasts posted. If you do not find all you are looking for on this website or wish to request further information, feel free to send an email via the Contact tab at the top of the website. 

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This site is sponsored by the Churches of Christ, Scientist and Christian Science Societies in British Columbia.

New Westminster

633 8th Street
New Westminster, BC
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Vancouver

1668 West Broadway, #103
Vancouver, BC
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West Vancouver

714 20th St
West Vancouver, BC
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White Rock

15242 Russell Avenue
White Rock, BC
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Duncan BC Christian Science Reading Room

Duncan

6118 Lane Road
Duncan, BC
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Nanaimo

#101 – 10 Esplanade Street
Nanaimo, BC
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Victoria

1205 Pandora Avenue
(at Chambers Street)
Victoria, BC
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