Accession: A10090
Editorial Title: Who shall roll us away the stone from the sepulchre?
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Scribe: unknown 
Date: April 5, 1885
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by an unknown scribe.
Editorial Note:

Mary Baker Eddy gave this sermon on Easter Sunday, April 5, 1885, at Hawthorne Hall.

To read a printed version of this document, see the May 1885 issue of The Christian Science Journal, pages 37-38.

Related Versions: To read an outline of this sermon, see A10551Click link to view A10551 document in new window.
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The Church of Christ (Scientist) had their meeting Easter Sunday at HawthorneAs Written:Hathorn Rooms which were crowded one hour before service commenced — and half an hour before the arrival of the pastor Mary B G Eddy. the tide of men and women were turned from the doors with the information — "no more standing room".

Each side of the pulpit was adorned with plants and flowers, while a table in front of the speaker was laden with an immense cross composed of roses calla liliesAs Written:lillies etc which towered very nearly to the top of the pulpit.

It was with difficulty that Mrs. Eddy with the assistance of the genial but muscular usher Mr. Palmer could force her way through the crowd blocking the hall way and aisles, but it was accomplished after a good natured struggle.

The speaker took her subject from Mark.16.3. "Who shall roll us away the stone from the Sepulchre"Mark 16:3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? . She said this stone, in a spiritual sense, is the human view entertained of the power, resistance, and substance of matter as opposed to the might and supremacy of spirit, that Jesus met this question and settled it on the side of God's love and Omnipotence showing their triumph on all occasions.

The resurrectionAs Written:resurection was a momentous truth — divinely attested. By it the vague abstraction of metaphysics is animated with immortal proof — the vitalizing power of all truth.

The sacred precinctsAs Written:precints of the tomb gave Jesus refugeAs Written:reffuge from the heart sickeningAs Written:sicking brutality of his foes long enough to solve the great problem of being, at every microscopic point. His three days work in the sepulchre set the seal of eternity on time, it proved life deathless and love the master of hate — it met Materia Medica, surgery, and hygiene with the power of mind over matter — and mastered them on this basis.

He neither required drugs to allay inflammationAs Written:inflamation, pure air and nourishment to resusitateAs Written:resusitate the wasted energies, the skill of a surgeon to support or reinstate his parted palms that that he might use those hands to remove the napkins and winding sheet nor to bind up his wounded side and lacerated feet

Was this supernatural since the God of nature established it in proof of a man's delegated power? It was not supernatural but rendered Divinely natural when Divinity brought to humanity in the understanding of His divine power.

Oh the gloom and Glory of that hour! His disciples believed him dead, himself was testing the power of Spirit to destroy all human sense of matter — the closed coffin lid — the earth bound walls and iron door of his tomb — yea the power of death — that great stone which must be rolled away to let the human understanding rise to a sense of Divine life and power.

Jesus met every material condition and law of matter, and mastered them when he steppedAs Written:steped forth from his loathsome rest wrapped in the Glory of a sublime success an everlasting victory. He hath rolled away the stone of sin and sense from every human mind and body, if this mind will accept his proof for its example and receive this full salvation

[*]Archival Note: At this point in the manuscript, a second draft of this article begins.Crowd blocking the hall way and isles, but it was accomplished after a good natured struggle The speaker took her subject from Mark 16.3. Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchreMark 16:3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? She said this stone in a spiritual senseAs Written:sene is the human views entertained of the power persistence and substance of matter as opposed to the might and supremacy of spirit That Jesus met this question and settled it on the side of God's love and Omnipotence showing that these could triumph over all occasions The resurrectionAs Written:resurection was a momentous truth divinely attested By it the vague abstraction of Metaphysics was animated with proof the vitalizing principle of all truth That the quiet presinctsAs Written:precints of the tomb gave Jesus refugeAs Written:reffuge from the heart sickeningAs Written:sickning brutality of his foes long enough to solve the great problem of being in every microscopic point

His three days work in the sepulchre set the seal of eternity on time it proved life deathless and love the master of hate It met Materia Medica surgery and hygiene with the power of Mind and mastered them on this basis He did not require drugs to allay inflammationAs Written:inflamation pure air or nourishment to resuscitateAs Written:recusitate his wasted energies the skill of the surgeon to support or reinstate his parted palms that he might use his hands to remove napkins and winding sheet to bind up his wounded side and lacerated feet Oh the gloom and glory of that hour His disciples believed him dead himself was testing the power of spirit over death the closed coffin lid the earth bound walls the iron door of his tomb and the great stone to that must be rolled away All was met in the material conditions and laws material and mastered when Jesus stepped forth from his loathsome rest wrapt in the glory of a sublime success an everlasting victory He hath rolled away the stone stone of sin and sense from every human mind and body that will accept his proof and receive this full salvation

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The Church of Christ (Scientist) had their meeting Easter Sunday at HathornCorrected:Hawthorne hall was Rooms which were crowded one hour before service commenced — and half an hour before the arrival of the pastor Mary B G Eddy. the tide of men and women were turned from the doors with the information — "no more standing room".

Each side of the pulpit was adorned with plants and flowers, while a table in front of the speaker was laden with an immense cross composed of roses and calla lilliesCorrected:lilies etc which towered very nearly to the top of the pulpit.

It was with difficulty that Mrs. Eddy with the assistance of the genial but muscular usher Mr. Palmer could force her way through the crowd blocking the hall way and aisles, but it was accomplished after a good natured struggle.

The speaker took her subject from Mark.16.3. "Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the Sepulchre"Mark 16:3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? . The She said this stone, in a spiritual sense, is the human view entertained of the power, resistance, and substance of matter as opposed to the might and supremacy of spirit, that Jesus met this question and settled it on the side of God's love and Omnipotence showing how these could their triumph on all occasions.

The resurectionCorrected:resurrection was a momentous truth — divinely attested. By it the vague abstraction of metaphysics is animated with immortal proof — the vitalizing power of all truth.

The sacred precintsCorrected:precincts of the tomb gave Jesus reffugeCorrected:refuge from the hea heart sickingCorrected:sickening brutality of his foes long enough to solve the great problem of being, at every microscopic point. His three days work in the sepulchre set the seal of eternity on time, it It proved life deathless and love the master of hate — it met Materia Medica, surgery, and hygiene with the power of mind over matter — and mastered them on this basis.

He neither required drugs to allay inflamationCorrected:inflammation, pure air and nourishment to resusitateCorrected:resusitate the wasted energies, the skill of a surgeon to support or reinstate his parted palms that that he might use those hands to remove the me napkins and winding sheet nor to bind up his wounded side and lacerated feet

Was this sl supernatural since the God of nature established it in proof of a man's delegated power? It was not supernatural but rendered Divinely natural when this Divinity brought to humanity in the understanding of His divine power.

Oh the gloom and Glory of that hour! His disciples believed him dead, himself was testing the power of Spirit to destroy all human sense of matter — the closed coffin lid — the earth bound walls and iron door of his tomb — yea the power of death — that great stone which must be rolled away to lift let the human understanding rise to a sense of Divine life and power.

Jesus had met the every material condition and law of matter, and mastered them when he stepedCorrected:stepped forth from his loathsome rest wrapped in the Glory of a sublime success an everlasting victory. He hath rolled away the stone of sin and sense from every human mind and body, if this mind will accept his proof for our its example and receive this this full salvation

[*]Archival Note: At this point in the manuscript, a second draft of this article begins.Crowd blocking the hall way and isles, but it was accomplished after a good natured struggle The speaker took her subject from Mark 16.3. Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchreMark 16:3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? She said this stone in a spiritual seneCorrected:sense is the human views entertained of the power persistence and substance of matter as opposed to the might and supremacy of spirit That Jesus met this question and settled it on the side of God's love and Omnipotence showing that these could triumph over all occasions The resurectionCorrected:resurrection was a a momentous truth divinely attested By it the vague abstraction of Metaphysics is and was animated it with proof the vitalizing principle of all truth That the quiet precintsCorrected:presincts of the tomb gave Jesus reffugeCorrected:refuge from the heart sickningCorrected:sickening brutality of his foes long enough to solve the great problem of being in every microscopic point He met and mastered the power of human hate he met

His three days work in the sepulchre set the seal of eternity on time it proved life deathless and love the master of hate It met Materia Medica surgery and hygiene with the power of Mind and mastered them on this basis He did not require drugs to allay the inflamationCorrected:inflammation pure air or nourishment to recusitateCorrected:resuscitate his wasted energies no the skill of the surgeon to support or reinstate his parted palms that he might use his hands to remove the napkins and winding sheet to bind up his wounded side and lacerated feet Oh the gloom and glory of that hour His disciples believed him dead himself was testing the power of spirit over death the closed coffin lid the earth bound walls and the iron door of his tomb and the great stone to that must be rolled away All was met in the material conditions and laws material and mastered and Jesus seppedCorrected:stepped forth from his has rolled away the stone when Jesus stepped forth from his loathsome rest wrapt in the glory of a sublime success an everlasting victory He hath rolled away the stone stone of sin and sense from every human heart mind and body that will accept his proof and receive this full salvation