Category Archives: Famous Swedenborgians

#FBF: Cincinnatian Eliza Lovell Tibbets & her Orange Utopia

California’s citrus industry owes a huge debt to the introduction of the navel orange tree—in fact, to two trees in particular, the parent trees of the vast groves of navel oranges that exist in California today. Those trees were planted … Continue reading

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#InternationalWomensDay Dorothea Harvey

Here in the U.S. Rev. Dr. Dorothea Ward Harvey (1922-2010) was the first woman to be ordained in the New Church (Swedenborgian). In her early life, she was recruited directly from Wellesley University to be a code breaker in WWII, … Continue reading

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Relatively Presidential

Are you interested in Presidential History? Check out this article by Francesca McCrossan, Ph.D. And Rev. Dr. James F. Lawrence, about the great grand-uncle of George HW Bush, the first George Bush, and his connections to the New Church. https://css.gtu.edu/the-first-george-bush-philosopher-minister/

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#ArtAppreciation #FBF

Make a visit to Cincinnati’s Art Musuem and #FBF (flashback Friday) to all the people from our church who helped to enrich the Arts Community. #Frey #Pitman #FrederickEckstein #HiramPowers

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#Tunesday “With My Own Two Hands” @CinciMUSEchoir

“Out of this sorrowful experience (not being able to speak) I understand more fully all human strivings, thwarted ambitions, and the infinite capacity of hope.”  ~Helen Keller, (Famous Swedenborgian) “With My Own Two Hands,” written by Ben Harper, and arranged … Continue reading

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#FBF, #Cincinnati #Fry #Woodcarving

The Cincinnati Society of the New Jerusalem was once home to many woodcarvings, done in Cincinnati, by people who were members of the church, “Benn Pitman and the two Frys introduced Cincinnatians to hand-carved, decorated furniture and architectural elements…In the … Continue reading

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Loving Our Neighbor

Unselfish acts are the real miracles out of which all the reported miracles grow. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson From Heaven and Hell, Emanuel Swedenborg (trans. Dole), n. 15): 15. There are two quite distinguishable loves in heaven—love for the Lord and love for … Continue reading

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