A beautiful memoir of the original Swedenborgian Church in Walnut Hills by Carol Skinner Lawson…
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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
#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 early 1870s the Frys formed a private woodcarving class, initiating the art-furniture movement in the city.” (Howe, Jennifer L., ed. Cincinnati Art Carved Furniture and Interiors. Cincinnati: Ohio University Press. Print.)