Accession: A10765
Editorial Title: Easter
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: unknown
Manuscript Description: Handwritten in pencil by Mary Baker Eddy on unlined paper.
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Sermon Easter

Mark 16. 3.Mark 16:3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? Our pagan ancestors observed Easter in festivity to the gods

In Biblical history it was the feast of the Hebrew passover in commemorationAs Written:commoration of the Children of Israel'sAs Written:Israels deliverance from Egyptian bondage In the new testament it is the perpetual passover commemoration of the resurrectionAs Written:ressurection our dear Lords passage over death and the grave whereby he brought to light immortality man's salvation from sin sickness sickness and death a momentous truth divinely attested

Let us accept dear friends the invitationAs Written:invita- of this Easter season and go back in thought to the garden and sepulcherAs Written:sepulchre where they laid him We shall pass from the cross to the sepulcherAs Written:sepulchre from the fierce faces and heartrending brutality of his foes at the cross to his silent resting place And there pause for a a blessed world saving

influence float forth the i of a holy faith and love that suffering could not diminish but only render more profound

If apart from mortal minds even the tomb could sheltered him and yield him opportunity to work out the great problem of being in the supremacy of spirit over matter and life by Spirit

Whence to emerge wrapt in the glory of a sublime success in the triumph of an everlasting victory. Jesus was laid in a new sepulcherAs Written:sepulchre a befitting state since he must represent what was new to the world a deathless life his sepulcherAs Written:sepulchre— in a garden the symbol of a world made to blossom as a rose beneath the influence of the truth once a vague obstruction now [illegible] by proof demonstration the vital principle of a new Eden paradise restored Life proven everlasting sin and death proven powerless to him that overcometh them by the omnipotence of good

His students were plunged in despair they had left all for him and here was the inexorable fact that he was dead Behold their lack of spiritual understandingAs Written:understand when their master whom they mourned had said at the grave of Lazarus he is not dead but sleepethJohn 11:11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.

[*]Archival Note: The following paragraph and question and answer are written over an erasure which is illegible.Who shall roll away for us the stone from the sepulcher Who shall interpretAs Written:interept to an unspiritual age the mystery of godliness the power of Spirit

1st What is this stone?

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[?] Unclear or illegible

substance and mind and life in matter

Note each gospel narrative differs in John it is two angels in MatthewAs Written:Math and Luke one it was a young man sitting in a long white garment Now let us examine the spiritual signification of this startling

A human sense of matter the question then resolves itself into who or what shall take away this human sense of matter that enthralls us with its overpowering and destructiveAs Written:distructive forces that human inventions may outwit and master for a time or up to a given point then man surrenders and floats helplessly into its fatal fixed currents killed by violence, disease, or the tooth of time

Christian Science rolls away the stone reveals the supremacy of spirit over matter

What the divine personality of God or man is found after the ascension of its idea above flesh and blood I know not but this I do know since divine Science reveals it that man is not merged in his Maker absorbed into Deity that God is not pantheized into matter but that God and man are coexistent & eternal and forever reflected in his own image and likeness namely a spiritual universe and man

Our father which art here and every where an eternal power and presence to save and bless Thou wilt in thine own good time and way cleanse the human thought of its ignorance fear bigotry and malice that crucifieth afresh the idea of God and overturn until his whose right it isEzek 21:27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him. shall reign now and evermore

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Sermon Easter

Mark 16. 3.Mark 16:3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? Our pagan ancestors observed Easter in festivity to the gods

In Biblical history it was the feast of the Hebrew passover in commorationCorrected:commemoration of the Children of IsraelsCorrected:Israel's deliverance from Egyptian bondage In the new testament it is the perpetual passover commemoration of the ressurectionCorrected:resurrection our dear Lords passage over death and the grave whereby he brought to light mans immortality man's salvation from sin sickness sickness and death a momentous truth divinely attested

Let us consider first the historical account in the four gospels of the reappearing of Jesus of Nazareth after he was was lain in a sepulcher The resurrection was a man to doubt [?] Unclear or illegible was a great truth divinely attested

Let us accept dear friends the invita-Expanded:invitation of this Easter season and go back in thought to the garden and sepulchreCorrected:sepulcher where they laid him We shall pass from the cross to the sepulchreCorrected:sepulcher from the fierce faces and heartrending brutality of his foes at the cross to his silent resting place And there pause for a a blessed world saving the influence to

influence floats forth from the sepulchreCorrected:sepulcher the influ of a holy faith and love that suffering could not diminish but only render more profound

If apart from mortal minds when even the tomb was could sheltered him who and yield him opportunity to work and Jesus was out the great problem of being in the supremacy of spirit over matter and life by Spirit

Whence to emerge beyond the victories of brutal foes wrapt in the glory of a sublime success in the triumph of an everlasting victory. Jesus was laid in a new sepulchreCorrected:sepulcher a befitting state since he must represent what was new to the world a deathless life his sepulchreCorrected:sepulcher— in a garden the symbol of a world made to blossom as a rose beneath the influence of the truth once a vague obstruction now [illegible] by proof demonstration the vital principle of a new Eden paradise restored Life proven everlasting sin and death proven powerless to him that overcometh them by the omnipotence of good

His students were plunged in despair they had left all for him and here was the inexorable fact that he was dead Behold their lack of spiritual understandCorrected:understanding when their master whom they mourned had said at the grave of Lazarus he is not dead but sleepethJohn 11:11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.

Magdalene to whom much had been forgiven went first to the sepulchreCorrected:sepulcher The historical part of the circumstances of the resurrection comendCorrected:commend themselves to my understanding as true because of their naturalness and abruptness of narrative The spiritual signification of the narrative prove the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth a truth divinely attended

[*]Archival Note: The following paragraph and question and answer are written over an erasure which is illegible.Who shall roll away for us the stone from the sepulcher Who shall intereptCorrected:interpret to an unspiritual age the mystery of godliness the power of Spirit

1st What is this stone?

[*]Archival Note: Two next two lines are erased and have lines drawn through them.

[?] Unclear or illegible

substance and mind and life in matter

ation of this subject and the light of revelation that divine Science throws upon this record I have no doubt but the two angels were to Mary in her affright and emotion

the two separate parcels of linen that to her heattedCorrected:heated imagination were apparitions while her Lord had left his dismal resting place for the garden where she found him

Note each gospel narrative differs in John it is two angels in MathExpanded:Matthew and Luke one & it was a young man sitting in a long white garment Now let us examine the spiritual signification of this startling narrative Who shall roll us away the stoneMark 16:3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? from the door of the sepulchreCorrected:sepulcher

The stone A human man sense of matter the question then resolves itself into who or what shall take away this human sense of matter that enthralls us with its overpowering and distructiveCorrected:destructive forces that human inventions may outwit and master for a time or up to a given point then man surrenders and floats helplessly into its fatal fixed currents killed by violence, disease, or the tooth of time

Christian Science rolls away the stone reveals the supremacy of spirit over matter

After the ascension What the divine personality of God or man is found after the ascension of its idea above flesh and blood I know not but this I do know since divine Science reveals it that man is not merged in his Maker absorbed into Deity that God is not pantheized into matter but that man God is and man are coexistent & eternal and forever reflected in his own image and likeness namely a spiritual universe and man

Our father which art here and every where an eternal power and presence to save and bless Thou wilt in thine own good time and way cleanse the human thought of its ignorance fear superstition bigotry and malice that crucifieth this afresh the idea of God and overturn until his whose right it isEzek 21:27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him. shall reign now and evermore