“Mary Baker Eddy ordained the Bible, and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Pastor over The Mother Church, — The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Mass.. She states that they will continue to preach for this Church and the world.” (see Church Manual by M.B.Eddy)
When you visit us you will see two Readers at the podium. The First Reader in Christian Science churches shall read the correlative texts in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures; and the Second Readers shall read the Bible texts.
In 1897 Mrs. Eddy requested that churches read this explanatory note before the sermon:
“The canonical writings, together with the word of our text-book, corroborating and explaining the Bible texts in their spiritual import and application to all ages, past, present, and future—constitute a sermon undivorced from truth, uncontaminated and unfettered by human hypotheses, and authorized by Christ.”