Manual of The Mother Church/Discipline/Marriage and Decease

Boston, U.S.A.: Allison V. Stewart, pages 49–50

Article IX.


A Legal Ceremony. Section 1. If a Christian Scientist is to be married, the ceremony shall be performed by a clergyman who is legally authorized.

Sudden Decease. Sect. 2. If a member of The Mother Church shall decease suddenly, without previous injury or illness, and the cause thereof be unknown, an autopsy shall be made by qualified experts. When it is possible the body of a female shall be prepared for burial by one of her own sex.