Category Archives: history

#FBF An Underground Community & the Eckstein School

Learn from this historical piece, An Underground Community, by William M. Parrish, about Glendale, OH’s place on the Underground Railroad. Read about the challenges and imprisonment of local abolitionists as they fought against social norms to keep blacks enslaved, even … Continue reading

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#FBF #CincinnatiHistory #Music & #Hymns

This hymnal was printed in Lebanon, Ohio, by Nathaniel McClean, 1810. Thomas Newport was the first Swedenborgian in the territory now Ohio…and ordained one of their Ministers.  Delighting in singing, in 1810 he compiled and caused to be printed in … Continue reading

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#FBF Visiting Ministers: A thing of the past & present

Sundays at the New Church of Montgomery (@GlendaleNewChu) are vibrant due to the variety of voices that of our visiting Ministers bring to the pulpit. This is not a new idea in our church.  In this “Messenger” article from 1906, … Continue reading

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#FBF #Cincinnati #History, Old Writeups

Illustration by sketch artist, Carol Williams. The text from this 1931 “A Spot in Cincinnati” reads: The Church of the New Jerusalem at the corner of Oak Street and Winslow Avenue in Walnut Hills will be the center of great … Continue reading

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#FridayFeeling Art as Resistance: Paul Klee, Ivan Aguéli and Swedenborg

At Moderna Museet in Stockholm in 2016, an exhibition focused on the artists Paul Klee and Ivan Aguéli. “As the world speeded up, they chose to linger with their gaze, searching for the “fourth dimension” (Aguéli), or “another possible world” … Continue reading

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#FBF #Cincy #Trivia @MacDowellColony

What famous local chanteuse, was a pianist and composer (also a Swedenborgian,) a two-time president of the Woman’s City Club, and took over Thomas James Kelly’s position for a time at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music? Corinne Moore Lawson. A … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night is a festival in some Christian churches that marks the coming of the Epiphany, the day when the magi were said to have visited the Christ child. Depending on when you start counting (i.e., Christmas Day or December … Continue reading

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