Accession: A10642A
Editorial Title: Children, have ye any meat?
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: June 19, 1887 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten in pen by Mary Baker Eddy on unlined paper.
Archival Note: Mary Baker Eddy preached on this particular Bible verse at least three different times. Although undated, we believe that this document relates to the sermon she gave on June 19, 1887.
Editorial Note: The August 1887 issue of The Christian Science JournalThe Christian Science Journal
This monthly periodical was first issued every other month, beginning on April 14, 1883, as the Journal of Christian Science. It became a monthly periodical August 2, 1884, and its name changed to The Christian Science Journal in April 1885.
reported: "There was a large, intelligent, and attentive audience at the Communion service, June 19, which was conducted by our Pastor, Rev. M. B. G. Eddy, nearly every seat in the hall being occupied." This service was held at Chickering Hall.
Related Topic: To read remarks Eddy made before the Communion, see A10642AClick link to view A10642A document in new window. To read the text of this sermon, see A10594Click link to view A10594 document in new window. See A10650B and A10642B to read drafts of the benediction. See A10642Click link to view A10642 document in new window and A10650Click link to view A10650 document in new window for printed Order of Services.
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Remarks before CommunionAs Written:Com.

We can not commemorate the life and sufferings of our Lord as we do other men by a lyric or a monument or by a single rite or ceremonial An unleavened loaf or a cup of wine have no intrinsic sanctity or mystical virtue to impart to those who follow them of them And to think otherwise were an illusion estranging us from the spirit that we would make ours. The word sacrament comes from the latin Sacramentum which means a Roman Soldier's oath of allegiance to his general

Our master said the hour cometh and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in TruthJohn 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. . — John the Baptist prophesiedAs Written:prophised the coming of Christ Jesus the appearing of a more spiritual personality and a broader and demonstrable Truth and Life in the religion and history of mortals. He also foretold a spiritual baptism whereof water is typicalEditorial Note: In other words, water typifies, or is a type of, the baptism of the Holy Ghost. — the baptism of the Holy ghost, the influx of spiritual truth and Love into the understanding and hearts of men This burial with Christ in baptism is referredAs Written:refered to by the apostle as a spiritual or divineAs Written:devine submerging which must be is followed by a resurrection with ChristRom 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Rom 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: newness of life in Christ Jesus, quickened spiritual energies, and absolute obedience, which lead to the only Communion that commemorates the Life of our Lord

Our Master spake of a bread that cometh down from heaven whereof if a man eat he shall never dieJohn 6:50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. This bread must be is spiritual Truth, and Love This bread must be is spiritual Life & Truth The nutriment which God gives to the body which sustains the eternal individuality and is that which heals the sick and sinner here and now

He broke this bread and gave it to his disciples when teaching them this Truth and Life and how they cast out error and

healed the sick Our Master took the cup and gave thanks and gave it to his disciples saying drink ye all of it It was an ancient custom among the Jews for the master of a feast to pass to each guest a cup of wine Hence the wine cup used at the Passover the night before our Lord was crucified was not emblematical not the cup of his crucifixion the cup that he prayed might pass from him Then knelt in holy submission saying not my will but Thine Father be done He drank this cup blessed it and gave it to his followers when he wrought out for our understanding the dark problem of human life and gave us this cup, his example, saying drink ye all of it, follow me in all things and give thanks The history of the cross and deathless life of our Lord in all its gloom and glory are unparalleledAs Written:unpalleled They illustrate as nothing else can the

human & divine coincidence human weakness and divine power man's extremity and God's opportunityMatt 26:31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.

They furnish a silver lining for every cloud and eternity is none too long to reveal and irradiate their glory Brethren the baptism the bread and cup which commemorate our Lord were not connsumatedAs Written:consumated until after his resurrection — his last Supper with disciples on the shore of the Galilean sea That joyful meeting and last supper with his disciples united with the circumstances leading thereto were the culmination of the Messianic mission They heraldedAs Written:hearalded to men and angels the gospel of healing our Masters sublime and everlasting victory over death and the grave; his resurrection and ascensionAs Written:assension with their indisputable proofs of man's probation after death for the Jesus experience in the flesh furnished the example of all human experience His last miracle of the loaves and fishesMark 6:39 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass. Mark 6:40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties. Mark 6:41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all. Mark 6:42 And they did all eat, and were filled. Mark 6:43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. Mark 6:44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men. Mark 8:5 And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. Mark 8:6 And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people. Mark 8:7 And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. Mark 8:8 So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets. Mark 8:9 And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away. Matt 15:34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes. Matt 15:35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. Matt 15:36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. Matt 15:37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. Matt 15:38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children. Matt 14:17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. Matt 14:18 He said, Bring them hither to me. Matt 14:19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. Matt 14:20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. Matt 14:21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. stopped the folly and opened the eyes of his disciples as naught else had been capable of doing to the unreality and error of their material pursuitsAs Written:persuits. So to behold the falsity contrasted with the truth of being that they nevermore returned to their nets, their old beliefs that material modes are God's methods of grace or glory

A clearer sense of the spiritual baptism communion and commemoration of our Lord has dawned on the 19th Century with healing in its beams Let us hold steadfastly this holy spiritual concept in all meekness watchfulnessAs Written:watchfullness and prayer Pressing this heavenly visitant to our hearts and enunciating its healing power with as much fidelity and tenacity as our dear Mother Churches have held their Christian faith, forms, and doctrines throughout the ages Let us enter this Holy of Holies in ChristAs Written:Chris having on more than priestly garments yea wrappedAs Written:wrapt in the robe of Christ's righteousness Clothed and in our right mind at the feet of Jesus

Loving deliverer, friend of the friendlessEditorial Note: This is an earlier version of a stanza from “Communion Hymn” by Mary Baker Eddy. God of all being divine Thou the Christ and not the creed Thou the Truth in word & deed Thou the water the bread & the wine

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Remarks before Com.Expanded:Communion

We may can not commemorate the life and sufferings of our Lord as we do other men by a lyric or a monument or by a single rite or ceremonial An unleavened loaf or and a cup of wine A bath and ceremonials have no intrinsic sanctity or mystical power virtue to impart to those who follow them who partaking of them And to think otherwise were an illusion estranging us from the spirit that we would make ours. The word sacrament comes from the latin Sacramentum which means a Roman Soldier's oath of allegiance to his general

Our master said the hour cometh and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in TruthJohn 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. . — John the Baptist prophisedCorrected:prophesied the coming of Christ Jesus the appearing of a more spiritual personality and a broader and demonstrable Truth and Life in the religion and history of mortals. He also foretold a spiritual baptism whereof water is typicalEditorial Note: In other words, water typifies, or is a type of, the baptism of the Holy Ghost. — the baptism of the Holy ghost, the influx of spiritual truth and Love into the understanding and hearts of men This burial with Christ in baptism is referedCorrected:referred to by the apostle as a spiritual or devineCorrected:divine submerging by the which must be is followed by a resurrection with ChristRom 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Rom 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: It is newness of life in Christ Jesus, quickened spiritual energies, and absolute obedience, which lead to the only Communion that commemorates the Life of our Lord The word Sacrament comes from the Latin Sacramentum which means the oath whereby the Roman soldier bound himself in allegiance to his general

Our Master spake of a bread that cometh down from heaven whereof if a man eat he shall never dieJohn 6:50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. This bread must be is spiritual Truth, and Love This bread must be is spiritual Life & Truth The nutriment which God gives to the man the body which sustains the eternal individuality and is that which heals the sick and sinner here and now and here

He Our Master He broke this bread and gave it to his disciples when teaching them this Truth and Life Love by which he that and how they cast out error and

healed the sick Our Master took the cup and gave thanks and gave it to his disciples saying drink ye all of it It was an ancient custom among the Jews for the master of a feast to pass to each guest a cup of wine Hence the wine cup that he used at the Passover the night before our Lord was crucified was was not emblematical not the cup of his crucifixion the cup that he prayed might pass from him Then knelt in holy submission saying not my will but Thine Father be done He drank this cup and blessed it and gave it to his followers when he wrought out for our understanding the dark problem of human life and gave us this cup, his example, saying drink ye all of it, follow me in all things and give thanks The history of the cross and deathless life of our Lord in all its gloom and glory are unpalleledCorrected:unparalleled They illustrates as nothing else can the

human & divine coincidence human weakness and divine power man's extremity and God's opportunityMatt 26:31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.

It is the They are furnish the a silver lining to for every cloud and eternity is none too long to reveal and irradiate their glory Brethren the baptism the bread and cup which commemorate of our Lord were not consumatedCorrected:connsumated until after his resurrection — his last Supper with disciples on the shore of the Galilean sea That joyful meeting and last supper with the out his disciples united with the circumstances leading thereto were the final outcome culmination of the Messianic mission They hearaldedCorrected:heralded to men and angels the gospel of healing our Masters sublime and everlasting victory over death and the grave; his resurrection and assensionCorrected:ascension and with their indisputable proofs of man's probation after death for the man Jesus was life experience in the flesh flesh has furnished the example of all human experience for the lives of all mor Th His last miracle of the loaves and fishesMark 6:39 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass. Mark 6:40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties. Mark 6:41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all. Mark 6:42 And they did all eat, and were filled. Mark 6:43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. Mark 6:44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men. Mark 8:5 And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. Mark 8:6 And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people. Mark 8:7 And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. Mark 8:8 So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets. Mark 8:9 And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away. Matt 15:34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes. Matt 15:35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. Matt 15:36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. Matt 15:37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. Matt 15:38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children. Matt 14:17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. Matt 14:18 He said, Bring them hither to me. Matt 14:19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. Matt 14:20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. Matt 14:21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. stopped the folly and opened the eyes of his his disciples as naught else had been capable of doing to the unrealitys and error of their material of human persuitsCorrected:pursuits. So to behold the falsity and contrasted with the truth of being that they nevermore returned to their nets, their old beliefs that material modes are God's methods of grace or glory

A clearer sense of the spiritual baptism communion and commemoration of our Lord has dawned on thise 19th Century with healing in its beams Let us hold steadfastly this holy spiritual concept in all meekness watchfullnessCorrected:watchfulness and prayer Pressing this heavenly visitant it to our hearts and enunciating its in our lives healing power with all the as much fidelity and tenacity of as our dear Mother Churches have held their Christian faith, forms, and doctrines throughout the ages Let us enter this Holy of Holies in ChrisCorrected:Christ having on more than priestly garments yea wraptCorrected:wrapped in the robe of Christ's righteousness Clothed and in our right mind at the feet of Jesus

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Loving deliverer, friend of the friendlessEditorial Note: This is an earlier version of a stanza from “Communion Hymn” by Mary Baker Eddy. God of all being divine Thou the Christ and not the creed Thou the Truth in word & deed Thou the water the bread & the wines