New Christian Science: Me, a Church of Christ, Scientist

Welcome to
a sovereign individual,
a church of Christ, Scientist,
Rolf A. F. Witzsche

Church rising above the Earth...

 

"The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick. "

Church is: "The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle." 

"Love is reflected in love."

(Mary Baker Eddy, S&H p. 583, 17)

Love for one-another, the human spring
Mankind is afloat in a sea that is Love
Seeds germinate, become plants
Roots break the ground
Love lifts the barriers, patiently
Silently waiting, reaching for the sky

Rolf Witzsche - from the poem, Harvest is Seedtime

 

"Temple. Body; the idea of Life, substance, and intelligence; the superstructure of Truth; the shrine of Love; a material superstructure, where mortals congregate for worship."

 (Mary Baker Eddy, S&H p. 595)

 

Music for the morning service

A Lark Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (1804 - 1857)
Fantasie opus 28 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy  (1809 - 1847)
1st Arabesque Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Ballade op. 23 no. 1 in g Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Nocturne nr3 Liebestraume Ferenc (Franz) Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Etude opus 740 no. 12 Carl Czerny (1791 - 1857)
Etude opus 72 no. 13 Moritz Moszkowski (1854 - 1925)
Elégie in e-flat minor op. 3 no. 1 Sergey Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Appassionato - Sonata no. 23 Ludvig Van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Ave Maria - a celebration - excerpts sung by Coro Voci di Trezzano
Zueignung (op. 10 n. 1)  - *1
"Have Thanks" (Habe Dank) - a song
RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949)

Music performed by Serg Van Gennip, one of the great pianists of our world
*1 Erik Battaglia, piano - Lucio Gallo, baritone - The Lieder Sound Archive - Strauss



Be Thou, O God, exalted high;

And as Thy glory -

Principle, Love, Truth, and Soul

- fills the sky,

So let it be on earth displayed,

For Thou art here and now conveyed.


Beloved

We are the guests of God



In heavenly Love abiding,
No change our heart shall fear;
For safe is such confiding,
As nothing changes here.
The storm may roar without us,
Our heart may low be laid;
But God is round about us,
How can we be dismayed?

Wherever He may guide us,
No want shall turn us back;
Our Shepherd is beside us,
So, nothing can we lack.
His wisdom ever waketh,
His sight is never dim;
He knows the way He taketh,
And we will walk with Him.

Green pastures are before us,
Which yet we have not seen;
Bright skies will soon be o'er us,
Where darkest clouds have been.
Our hope we cannot measure,
Our path in life is free;
Our Father has our treasure,
And He does walk with 'we!'

 



Our God is Love, unchanging Love,
How could we ask for more?
Our prayer for Love's increase is vain;
It's infinite as before.
Ask not the Lord with breath of praise
For more than we accept;
The open fount is free to all,
God's promises are kept.

Our God is Mind, the perfect Mind,
Intelligence divine;
Shall mortal man ask Him to change
His infinite design?
Our heart that yearns for righteousness,
With longing unalloyed,
Is pure desire that is a prayer
That ne'er returneth void.

O loving Father, well we know
That words alone are vain,
That those who seek Thy will to do,
The true communion gain.
Then may our deeds, in Love's desire
With grace in intimacy express,
That we may know how Love divine
Forever waits to bless.

 



O Jesus, our dear Exemplar,
Thy works, now understood,
Reveal their full effulgence
In Love's sweet brotherhood.
Today Christ's precious Science
Thy healing power makes plain:
With joy may all obey thee
And cast out sin and pain.

The Christ, eternal manhood,
As God's own Son beloved,
A tender ever-presence
Within each heart is proved.
O God, our Father-Mother,
Thy name we see expressed
By man, who in Thy Science
Is perfect, holy, blessed.

O Science, God-sent message
To tired humanity,
Thou art Love's revelation
Of Truth that makes man free.
Thy kingdom, God, within us
Shows forth Love's sweet control:
Thus God's idea, man, rejoices,
Celebrating the reign of Soul.

 



Dear Lord and Father of us all,
Forgive our foolish ways;
Reclothe us in our rightful mind;
In purer lives Thy service find,
In deeper reverence, praise.

In simple trust like theirs who heard,
Beside the Syrian sea,
The gracious calling of the Lord,
Let us, like them, without a word
Rise up and follow thee.

Breathe through the pulses of desire
Thy coolness and Thy balm;
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
Speak through the earthquake, wind and fire,
O still small voice of calm.

Drop Thy still dews of quietness,
Till all our strivings cease;
Take from us now the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives express
The beauty of Thy peace.

 



The King of Love our Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
We nothing lack, for we are His
And He is 'I or Us' forever.

Where streams of living water flow
Our ransomed soul He leadeth,
And where the verdant pastures grow,
With food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish oft we strayed,
But yet in Love He sought us,
And on His shoulder gently laid,
And home, rejoicing, brought us.

And so through all the length of days
Love's goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever.

 



Our God is Love, unchanging Love,
How could we ask for more?
Our prayer for Love's increase is vain;
It's infinite now as before.
Ask not the Lord with breath of praise
For more than we accept;
The open fount is free to all,
God's promises are kept.

Our God is Mind, the perfect Mind,
Intelligence divine;
Shall mortal man ask Him to change
His infinite design?
The heart that yearns for righteousness,
With longing unalloyed,
Is pure desire that is a prayer
That ne'er returneth void.

O loving Father, well we know
That words alone are vain,
That those who seek Thy will to do,
The true communion gain.
Then may our deeds, our love's desire
For growth in grace express,
That we may know how Love divine
Forever waits to bless.

Forever waits to bless.


Beloved

We are the beloved of God

 

A church of Christ Scientist is a branch of the Mother Church reflecting the caring and uplifting dimension of "our Father-Mother God."*

 * Mary Baker Eddy, S&H p. 16



You are invited to consider the Lord's Prayer and its spiritual interpretation by Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910)

See: Heal the Sick Dawn

Heal the sick

Sunrise

Raise the dead

Heat of the day

Cleanse the lepers

The Golden Light of Peace

Cast out demons

The lateral Reality 

Truth - divine omnipotence

4- Adorable One. 8- Enable us to know, - as in heaven, so on earth, - God is omnipotent, supreme. 12 - And Love is reflected in love; 16 - For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.
Christ - Science

Love - spiritual omniscience

3- Hallowed be Thy name.
7- Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 - And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 15 - For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.

Escaping Morality

healing transition - divine omnipresence

2- Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious,
6- Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present. 10 - Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections;
14 - And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death.
Escaping depravity

denial of evil
- divine omniaction
1- Our Father which art in heaven, 5- Thy kingdom come.
9- Give us this day our daily bread;
13 - And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;

Poems by Mary Baker Eddy as hymns:
  Christ My Refuge 
-Blessed Christmas Morn - Feed My Sheep -Love -Mother's Evening Prayer -Celebrating Mary Baker Eddy  
- a presentation by Rolf A. F. Witzsche


You are further invited to read online, from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook

The Christian Science Bible Lessons

The Bible Lessons presented here are from the year 1898, designed to function as an impersonal pastor, with the topics repeated twice a year, arranged in the manner of a platform in correspondence with the questions in the chapter, Recapitulation.

7 - SOUL. 5 - LOVE. 3 - LIFE. 1 - GOD.
8 - MIND. 6 - SPIRIT. 4 - TRUTH 2- SACRAMENT
15 - ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL? 13 - REALITY. 11 - SUBSTANCE. 9 - CHRIST JESUS.
16 - DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT. 14 - UNREALITY. 12 - MATTER. 10 - MAN.
25 - IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE? 22 - ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM,  DENOUNCED. 19 - ADAM AND FALLEN MAN. 17 - PROBATION AFTER DEATH.
26 - CHRISTIAN SCIENCE. 23 - GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

24 - GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

20 - MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

21 - SOUL AND BODY.

18 - EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

For further details on the structure of the Bible Lessons, please see: Recapitulation, Adam, and Bible Lessons

For the printed version of the Bible lessons and free PDF book see:
Bible Lessons in Divine Science: 1898

 The Bible online


You are also invited to read or listen online (MP3), the Christian Science textbook:
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy 

the book that has healed for more than a century

 

The Word  
The river Pison - oriented northward to the early dawn

Christ  
The river Gihon - oriented eastward to the sunrise

Christianity  
The river Hiddekel - oriented southward to the heat of the day

divine Science  
The river Euphrates - oriented westward to the sunset

The lateral Reality 

Love - omnipotence

4 - Christian Science versus Spiritualism
 
- MP3

8 - Footsteps of Truth
 
- MP3

12 - Christian Science Practice
- MP3
* 16 - The Apocalypse
 
- MP3
Christ - Science

Truth - omniscience

3 - Marriage
 
- MP3
7 - Physiology
 
- MP3
11 - Some Objections Answered
- MP3
* 15 - Genesis
 
- MP3
Escaping Morality

Soul - omnipresence

2 - Atonement and Eucharist
- MP3

6a Science
6b Theology
- MP3
6c Medicine
10a - Science of Being 
10b - Platform of Christian Science
- MP3
14 - Recapitulation
 
- MP3

Escaping depravity

Principle - omniaction

 Preface - MP3
1 - Prayer
5 - Animal Magnetism Unmasked
 
- MP3
9 - Creation
 
- MP3

13 - Teaching Christian Science
- MP3

 Glossary - MP3 --- Subheader List --- Fruitage - MP3(1) - MP3(2) --- Fruitage List 

For the printed version and free PDF Book
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures in Divine
Science 

* part of the section Key to the Scriptures

- a presentation by Rolf A. F. Witzsche

 

Published by Cygni Communications Ltd. North Vancouver, BC, Canada - (c) public domain,  Rolf A. F. Witzsche