First Church of Christ, Scientist, Cambridge, Massachusetts

In the late 1800s, after a deep study of the Bible, Mary Baker Eddy discovered a system of spiritual healing that she named Christian Science. She called it "Christian" because it is compassionate and based on the teachings of Christ Jesus and "Science" because it operates according to unvarying laws—spiritual laws of health and harmony that can be proved time and again. Her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, fully explains these teachings. Since the 1870s, thousands of people have found regeneration and physical healing by studying the Bible and Science and Health.

Mrs. Eddy founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, in 1879, in her words, "to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which would reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing." Our denomination's Mother Church is located in Boston's Back Bay, where The Christian Science Monitor is published, along with several magazines about the healing power of God. The Christian Science church in Cambridge is one of 2,000 branch churches worldwide, which hold Sunday and Wednesday worship services that are open to the public, and which also staff public Christian Science Reading Rooms.


The website of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston (The Mother Church) includes information about resources available to those wanting to investigate a spiritual system of healing, as well as a calendar of local events and a worldwide directory of Christian Science churches and Reading Rooms.

The Christian Science Monitor, a Pulitzer-prize-winning daily newspaper, provides honest, balanced, and constructive news on national and world events.

Learn more about Christian Science

Simply put, Christian Science is the science of Christianity — the practical application of Christian ideas to daily life. It's both a religious teaching and a system of healing founded on the Bible's universal truths. Learn more about Christian Science at, a reference site published by The First Church of Christ, Scientist.

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