Regarding the Glendale New Church’s construction in 1861 and subsequent dedication:
On October 6, 1861, the Rev. Chauncey Giles preached the dedicatory sermon on the text, “Behold I make all things new.” *8
“A fundamental characteristic of the New Church, and one which distinguishes her from all other churches, and shows conclusively that a new order of things took their rise with her, is that her doctrines and philosophy are not a faith…but a settlement of the laws of man’s life, and of Divine life, and their relations to each other, as they actually exist. They are a spiritual science, in the same sense that Chemistry and Geometry are natural or mathematical sciences.” Chauncey Giles * 9
*8 Gladdish, pg 18.
* 9 Ohio History, The Scholarly Journal of the Ohio Historical Society, by Ophia D. Smith, volume 62, page 46.
Courtesy of church historical records of The Glendale New Church,from Mary Ann Fischer