The Manual of the Mother Church
Mary Baker Eddy

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 GUARDIANSHIP OF CHURCH FUNDS


Article XXIV


Church Edifice a Testimonial. Section 1.
Whereas, on March 20, 1895, the Christian Science
Board of Directors, in behalf of The
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, Mass.,
presented to Rev. Mary Baker Eddy their
church edifice as a Testimonial of this Church's
love and gratitude, and she, with grateful acknowledgments
thereof, declined to receive this
munificent gift, she now understands the financial
situation between the Christian Science
Board of Directors and said Church to be as
follows: -


Financial Situation. Sect. 2. The Christian
Science Board of Directors owns the church edifices,
with the land whereon they stand, legally;
and the Church members own the aforesaid
premises and buildings, beneficially. After the
first church was built, the balance of the building
funds, which remained in the hands of the
Directors, belonged to the Church, and not solely
to the Directors. The balance of the churc

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