About Christian Science

In 1866, after many years of Bible study, hardship, and prayer, Mary Baker Eddy discovered the laws of spiritual healing.  These laws are the same ones that Christ Jesus applied and taught to his disciples, and were practiced by the early Christians until the third century A.D.  Eventually these laws of healing were lost or forgotten. Mrs. Eddy's discovery rekindled the capacity of Christians to heal through spiritual means alone.

Mary Baker Eddy is the Discoverer of Christian Science. She wrote Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and founded The First Church of Christ Scientist, in Boston, MA.



For many years before founding the Christian Science movement, Mrs. Eddy practiced these laws by healing herself and others.  Many of the people she healed had been given up as incurable by the medical profession of the day. 

The Bible and the Christian Science textbook are the pastors of our church.



In 1875 she published the book that systematically explains the healing laws she discovered: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. It was an immediate success and has gone through many subsequent printings and editions.

In her day, those who read the book and were healed, soon began to form churches and hold services to worship God and to follow Christ Jesus as the Son of God and the Way-shower. In 1879 Mrs. Eddy organized The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA, as the central church with local community churches formed as its branches. Our church in Chagrin Falls is one of the branches of The Mother Church.

The Mother Church is located in Boston, MA.
To the right is the steeple of The Mother Church.
To the left is the dome to the Extension.



From this simple beginning the Christian Science movement now has branch churches and Reading Rooms world-wide. Through this church organization, thousands of free Christian Science Lectures are delivered each year.  A publishing society produces the Quarterly Bible Lesson Sermons, the monthly Christian Science Journal, the weekly Christian Science Sentinel and a daily award-winning newspaper/Internet site The Christian Science Monitor.  It also publishes The Herald of Christian Science in thirteen languages.

Mrs. Eddy's textbook is still one of the top-selling religious book titles and can be found in most bookstores, retail book Web sites, public libraries as well as in Christian Science Reading Rooms.

More information about Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy can be found through clicking the links below.

General Questions About Christian Science


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  • Learn more about Christian Science
  • Read the Christian Science Monitor
  • Visit the Mary Baker Eddy Library
  • Join the fun at TMC Youth
  • Learn about Annual Meeting
  • Local Radio Broadcasts NETCOM
  • Listen to Your Daily Lift 
  • Visit Upward Wing CS Nursing


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