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Rituals and Worship



Sacred Time

Time is a mortal concept that Christ redeems to imbue human life with a degree of eternity. This results in holy times or occasions: special healing moments and experiences when humans are governed by spiritual law rather than mortal laws.

Sacred Space

Space is a mortal concept that Christ redeems to imbue human life with a degree of infinity. Christian Scientists recognize sites where this has taken place. Congregations gather to welcome the Holy Spirit, but not to delimit Spirit.

Rites and Ceremonies

Christian Science worship calls for no rites, ceremonies, or rituals. Adherents celebrate the sacraments of baptism and communion spiritually, in prayer, without material components.

Worship and Devotion in Daily Life

Praying and studying the Christian Science Bible Lesson are foundations of daily worship.

Symbolism

The symbol of Christian Science is the cross of Jesus crowned with the victory of salvation, understood as available to all through the science Eddy discovered within Christianity. Symbolism is minimal and invested with representational significance, but not spiritual power.