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Old South Encyclopedia Index

COLOR CODE: Unclaimed (in black), Claimed (in red), Submitted (red italics)

 

A                                                                                

 

ABOLITION

ACCESS/ADA COMPLIANCE                                                                         

ADAMS, SAMUEL (Sr and Jr)                    

AIDS CRISIS                                                                                       

ALDEN, JOHN JR.   

AMERICAN CHURCH IN PARIS

ANCIENT AND HONORABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY OF MASSACHUSETTS

ANIMALS, CARVED       

    

ANNIVERSARY, 250TH          

                                                                

ANNIVERSARY (350th) BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE        

  Faith into Action Task Force                                           

  Celebrate! Task Force             

  Tell the Story Task Force             

 

ANNIVERSARY PUBLICATIONS                                                                         

A NOTE ON THE INCLUSIVE DIMENSIONS OF GOD’S GRACE (see Inclusivity)

ARCHITECTS

Cummings & Sears

Dawes

ARMSTRONG, SAMUEL T.                                                                    

 

B                                                                                                 

BAPTISM (See Half Way Covenant)  

BAY PSALM BOOKS

(The Whole Book of Psalms Faithfully Translated into English Metre) 1640

BELLS (in OSC and Meetinghouse)

    Bell Choir                                                               

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN  (See Franklin, Benjamin)                                            

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (BFIT)

BIBLES

The Eliot Indian Bible (See John Eliot Bible)   

Pulpit Bible                                                                                

BIBLE STUDY                                                 

BILLINGS, WILLIAM (See Music)                             

BLESS/BLESSING      

BOSTON

       Massacre                                                                                        

      Tea Party         

BOY SCOUT TROOP 3                                                                              

BURYING PLACES

Granary Burial Ground

Old South Tomb                                                                 

King’s Chapel (also see Columbarium)

 

BY-LAWS

C

CANDLES

CAMBRIDGE PLATFORM 

CHAPELS & CHURCHES (associated with OSC)                                

Boylston Street

       Chambers Street                                                         

       Children’s Chapel                                                         

       Freeman Place                                                          

       Gordon Chapel

       Spring Lane

 CHILDREN            

CHILDREN'S CHAPEL                                                                                     

CHRISTENSEN CROSS

Robert Christenson                                                                           

CHRISTENSEN HOUSE  

CHRISTMAS                  

CHURCH DISCIPLINE                                                                          

CHURCHES, FOUNDED OR CO-FOUNDED (chronological order)

Old South Plants New Churches

Brattle Street Church, 1698                                                            

New South Church, 1714

Hollis Street Church, 1732

The West Church, 1736                                                 

Park Street Church, 1809                                                              

Handel & Haydn Society, 1815      

Prison Discipline Society, 1825                                          

The Animal Rescue League, 1899                                     

NAACP, Boston, 1911       

Fuller Theological Seminary, 1947                                 

Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, 1969

Essex Street Church, 1819

Union Church, 1822                                                                        

Chambers Street Church, 1823               

Bowdoin Street Church, 1825                                                        

A Church of Christ, 1825                                                                

Pine Street Church, 1827                                                      

Salem Street Church, 1827                                                            

American Church in Paris, France, 1856                                

Church and State on Boylston Street

CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT     

CIVIL WAR

Recruiting station for the Union Army   


CLERICAL GARB                                                                  

CLOCKS

  The Great Clock (steeple of Meetinghouse)                     

Willard Gallery Clock                  

COLUMBARIUM                                                                 

CONFESSION                                                                

CONGREGATIONAL LIBRARY

COMMON CATHEDRAL                                                                               

COMMUNION                                                                           

CONGREGATIONAL CARE AND SUPPORT

COINAGE (See John Hull)                              

THE CONGREGATIONAL WAY

Governance/Polity                          

COOKBOOK

COPLEY SQUARE / LOCATION  

Back Bay

Parades

CORNER STONES

CRAFT FAIR, ANNUAL HOLIDAY

CRACK, THE                                                                          

CUMMINGS & SEARS (See Architects)    


 

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D

DAWES, WILLIAM                                                                             

DAWES, THOMAS (See architects)                                    

DEACON                                                                                 

        Deacons Funds                                                       

DEMOCRACY AND DISCERNMENT                           

DOCENTS                               

DORCAS                                                                   

DOSHISHA UNIVERSITY, JAPAN                                    

DRAGONS

The Green Dragon Tavern (See Revolutionary War)

Green Dragon downspouts                                                             

Stone Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons                                                        

DRAGOONS                                                                                             

DUEL, Boston’s first                                                                   

DUMMER, JEREMIAH (14 September 1643 - 24 May 1718)

 

E

EARTHQUAKES                                                                                        

EDUCATION/LITERACY

The Bible                                                                                         

The Education Society

The Schools and Colleges of the American Missionary Association

E. M. SKINNER ORGAN (See Music)

ENDOWMENT

Endowed funds

E-MAIL FORUM (see Website)         

                                                                                 

F

FINANCES (see Endowment)

       2019 Snapshot

  Financial Crisis                                                            

       Endowment                                                                                     

       Restricted funds                                                                     

FIRE(S)

       March 19, 1760                                                           

December 29, 1810                                                                        

November 9, 1872 Great Fire of Boston                                                       

FIRST CHURCH IN BOSTON                                                                             

FISH/FISHING                                                                                                    

FOUNDERS

A butcher, a bricklayer, a brewer, fisherman, a bookseller, a shoemaker, two ship’s captains, a tailor, two felt-makers, an apothecary, several merchants, a mason, several selectmen, a mint-master, farmers, and a schoolmaster.               Savage, Thomas

FOUNDERS, WOMEN

FRAGMENT SOCIETY (see Women’s Organizations)                        

FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN, Life                                                                               

        Parents               

        Baptism                                                                                         

        Youth                                                                                           

        Codicil to his will & Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

        His Prayers                                                                                   

FREEDOM, Sanctuary of                                                                                      

        Of the Pulpit                                                                                    

        Of the Press                                                                                    

        Of Speech                                                                                      

        Of Religion                                                                                      

FRUGGING                                                                                                

G

GARDENS                                                                                                 

       Dauber

       Spring Garden 

Vegetable Garden

       Winter Stick Garden

 GBIO (Greater Boston Interfaith Organization)              

Universal Health Care 

GENERATIONS                                                                                                

GHOST                                                                                                                 

GOSPEL CHOIR (See Music)                                                

GOVERNORS, royal, domestic and Lt. Governors

Adams, Samuel Jr. (See Samuel Adams)

Andros, Edmund

Belcher, Jonathan

Bradstreet, Simon

Patrick, Deval

Phillips, William Jr.

Phips, Sir William

Winthrop, John (Garden)                                     

GREAT AWAKENING

GREAT DEPRESSION

GRATITUDE            

 

 

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H

HALFWAY COVENANT                                                                             

HARDY, ALPHEUS                                                                                      

HARVARD

  The Hollis Chair of Divinity

Willard, Samuel (see Ministers)

HEALING

        First Medical tract on this soil                                             

        Healing Worship   

HEALTH: UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE

HENCHMAN's PAPER MILL (also Henchman, Daniel)

HISTORIANS

Hill, Hamilton A.                                                      

HISTORIES OF OLD SOUTH CHURCH (by year of publication)   

HOPE CHAPEL                     

HORNBOOK                                                                               

HOUSING

  UCC Retirement housing                                                               

  Boston Community Loan Fund   

  Tent City

  BostonWarm

  Affordable Home Ownership

HUB OF THE HUB  

HUFF, HARRY                                                                                     

HULL, JOHN                                   

HUZZA/HUZZAH                                                                                       

HYPNOTWISTERS                                                                                  

I

ICE CREAM SUNDAYS

INCLUSIVITY                                                                                             

INCORPORATION (See By-Laws)              

INTERFAITH                                                                                              

INTERNS, SEMINARIANS                                                                                    

J

JAZZ  WORSHIP                                                                                             

JOHNSON, SAMUEL

JOHN ELIOT BIBLE                                                                           

JUBILEE, YEAR OF                                                                               

JUSTICE                                                                                                                

K

KNIGHTS OF KING ARTHUR CLUB   

KING PHILIPS WAR                                                                                  

L

LAWSUITS

LGBTQ+

Equal Marriage           

LIBERTY                                                                                                     

LIGHTNING / LIGHTNING RODS                                                                        

M

MARATHON, Boston                                                                                 

        Blessing of the Athletes                        

        Marathon Scarf Project                                                                             

        2013 Bombing & Survivors                                                            

MARRIAGE                                                                                                

MATHER, COTTON          

MAXIE’S NEWSSTAND                                                                         

MCCARTHYISM

 

MEETINGHOUSES

Theology in architecture                                                                 

Seating the Meetinghouse                                                    

Cedar Meetinghouse                                                                      

Old South Meetinghouse                                                               

Seized

Evicted

Restored                                                              

Architecture

  The New Old South Church (see New Old South Church)          

 

 

 MEMORIALS AND PLAQUES

WWI Memorial (Narthex)

           Gordon Memorial (Chapel)

           Sam Adams & Sam Sewell memorials (Sanctuary)

           The memorials to the ministers (Sanctuary)

           Robert Christenson (crossed referenced with the one on him)

           The Civil War memorial to Edward Newton Whittier (Sanctuary)

           The large plaque in the portico             


“MILESTONES ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM IN MASSACHUSETTS”  

       

 

MINISTERS (SENIOR) OF OLD SOUTH CHURCH                                         

Thomas Thacher 1670-1678

Samuel Willard 1678-1707

Ebenezer Pemberton 1700-1717                                                     

Joseph Sewall 1713-1769

Thomas Prince 1718-1758                                                                 

Alexander Cumming 1761-1763        

Samuel Blair 1766-1769                                                   

John Hunt/John Bacon 1771-1775                                                 

Joseph Eckley 1779-1811                                                              

Joshua Huntington 1808-1819

Benjamin B. Wisner 1821-1832                          

Samuel H. Stearns 1834-1836                    

George W. Blagden 1836-1872                          

Jacob M. Manning 1857-1882                                        

George Angier Gordon 1884-1927                                                 

Russell Henry Stafford 1927-1945                                                 

Frederick M. Meek 1946-1973                                       

James W. Crawford 1974-2002                                                     

Nancy S. Taylor 2005-                      


MISSIONS/ MISSIONARIES

MOTHER GOOSE                                                                         

MOUNT VERNON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH    

 African Missions  

MOUTHOUSE                                                                                                     

MUSIC

    Gospel Choir

The Bay Psalm Book, 1640                                                            

Library                                                                                            

Instruments

Organs, Chapel

Organ, E. M. Skinner                                                        

Hand bells (see Bells)                                                     

Pianos                                                                        

William Billings                                                                               

The Singing School                                                             

Chancel Choir

First Worship Choir

Ensembles [overlaps with bell choir above]                        

Chorus Pro Musica, 1949  

 New Century Hymnal (See under New Century Hymnal, 1995)          


MTA / MBTA (damage to building)        

 

 

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N


NAMES                                                                  

        Our names over the course of 350 years                        

        Names of Members, most interesting (from 1600’s and 1700’s)  

        Name Tags                                                                                

NATIVE AMERICANS                                                                                     

NEESIMA SHIMETA (later Joseph Hardy Neesima)    

NEW OLD SOUTH CHURCH                                                             

        Architecture and theology

National Historic Landmark                                             

        Pilings, wells and recharging          

        Outside                                                       

                    Portico                                         

                    Porte Cochere                                                                     

                    Sloping Sidewalk                                                    

                    Gardens

                    Winter Stick Garden

Restoration, 1985

        Sanctuary (floor plan)                                           

                    Nave                                                            

                    Memorial tablets                                      

                    Chancel                                                                 

                    Back Gallery                                              

                    Lantern                                                                     

                    Mosaics                                                 

                    Stained Glass Windows                                                

        Undercroft and basement (floor plan)                         

                    Chorus pro Musica office   

                    Archives                                                        

        Parish House (floor plan)                            

               Ground Floor

Gordon Chapel

Stained Glass Windows

Style & Influences

Children’s Chapel and Columbarium

Second Floor

                                                                  

Mary Norton Hall                                                    

Mary Norton Hall Kitchen                                       

Third Floor                     

Green Room, Red Room, and Blue Room            

Senior Minister’s Study                 

Fourth Floor                                      

Guild Rooms                                                           

Samuel Johnson Room     

Kitchen                                                              

The Tower                                                                                     

                    Plumb                                                                                

                    Stone Entry                        

                    Minister of Music’s Office                                                   

                    Tower Room                                                                       

                    Rope Room                                               

  Bell and Bell Wheel

Tower Bell                                            \      

Gordon House                                                                                

                    Club Room                                                                          

Crawford Library                                                                 

Offices                                                                                            

NORTON, MARY                                                                                         

O

OFFERING/ OFFERING PLATES                                                            

OF PLYMOUTH PLANTATION           

OLD SOUTH SEMINAR

OLD SOUTH MEETING HOUSE (See Meeting House)  

OPEN DOOR    

ORDINATIONS

  Ordination balls

  Ordination brew                                                                              

Ordination feasts     

                                                                          

 

ORGANIZATIONS FOUNDED OR CO-FOUNDED, in chronological order

The Board of Overseers of the Poor in Boston, 1692

Long Wharf, 1710                                                   

 The Boston Caucus (or Caulkers’ Club) (1719 See Samuel Adams)

        The New-England Courant, 1721                                                   

        Henchman’s Paper Mill, 1730                                                        

    The Land Bank (scheme) of 1740 See Samuel Adams

        Boston’s Committee of Correspondence, 1772  See Samuel Adams

        United States of America, 1776                                                     

        Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society, 1786.             

        Society for Propagting the Gospel Among the Indians, 1789

        Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 1792             

        Massachusetts Bible Society, 1809

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 1810

American Missionary Association, 1846

The Freedmen's Aid Society, 1861

Berea College and Atlanta University, (1865)     

Fisk University, (1866)  

Hampton Institute (1868)                                                       

Tougaloo College, (1869)                                       

Dillard University, Talladega College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Tillotson University,    

    Howard University, and Avery Normal Institute (1867)

The Old South Church Charity School, 1814                                 

      American Educational Society in 1815                             

       Massachusetts Peace Society, 1815                                             

       The Congregationalist, magazine/newspaper, est.1816    

 

       City Mission Society, 1816                                                             

Sabbath Schools (many; the first opened in 1817)            

Boston Society for the Moral and Religious Instruction of the Poor, 1820

           Green Street Church, 1826                                                

           Seaman’s Friend Society, 1828

           Mariners Church, Purchase St, 1830                     

Seaman’s Chapel, Hanover St, 1880                     

Penitent Females’ Refuge and Society, launched 1819 / incorporated 1823

Garden Street Church, 1841                                              

YWCA Boston, 1858                                                           

The Fresh Air Fund, 1880                                                  

The Chinese Christian Church of New England, 1896

Daily Vacation Bible School, 1910    

                                 

Farrington Memorial, Lincoln Ma 1912 

 Gould Farm, 1913

 The Congregational Home Missionary Society, 1826

 

YMCA in America, 1851                  

United Church of Christ, 1957                     

Friendship Works (formerly MATCH-UP Interfaith Volunteers), 1984

Training, Inc. 1984

 

                                                                         

OTIS, JAMES                                                                                               

OUR FAITH. OUR TIME. OUR FUTURE. THE CAMPAIGN FOR OLD SOUTH CHURCH

OUTREACH  

        Outreach: 2018 Snapshot 

        Grants 

Projects

P

PAINE, ROBERT TREAT       

PARISH WORKER                                                                                    

PARSONAGES                                                                 

PATRIOTISTM    

 PEACE                                                                                                       

        The Massachusetts Peace Society    

PEACE CRANES

PERIWIG                                                                                               

PEWS/PEW RENTALS                                          

PHILLIPS, WILLIAM     

Phillis Wheatley (see Wheatley, Phillis)                                                                              

PIERPONT, JOHN      

                                                                       

PIRATES                                                                                                    

PLEDGES

 

PODCASTS (See WEBSITE)

                                                                                                  

POETRY                                       

A Ballad of the French Fleet, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In the Old South, by John Greenleaf Whittier

The Prophecy of Samuel Sewall, by John Greenleaf Whittier

Wheatley, Phillis

PORTRAITS                                                                                               

PRAYER                                                                                           

        Thomas Prince’s prayer sunk a fleet of ships          

        Prince and Sewall weekly prayers                                                 

        Benjamin Franklin’s Prayers (See Benjamin Franklin)

        The Prayer Box

Prayer for God’s Guidance and God’s Still Speaking Voice          

PRAYER MEETING

PREACHING (see Sermons)                                                      

PRESCHOOL                                                                                           

PRINCE LIBRARY (The New England Library)                                                    

PRINTING/PRESS

PUBLICATIONS

        Worship Bulletins    

 The Record (1908-1925) & The Reporter (1992-2015)

        Open Door Magazine

        Old South Essays, Lectures and Leaflets

 

 

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Q

QUAKERS                                                                                                  

QUI TRANSTULIT SUSTINET                                                                                                                

R

 

RACE ACROSS THE CENTURIES                                              

       Racism

  (G)race Speaks                                                                  

       Enslaved and early African members                                                        

RADIO MINISTRY                                                                                     

RANDOLPH, EDWARD                                                                                        

RATCLIFFE, ROBERT                                                                                          

RELICT WIDOW         

RELIGION AND ARTS COMMITTEE

REVOLUTIONARY WAR                                                         

ROCK ‘N ROLL (See Frugging)         

S

SAINTS

SANCTUARY (see New Old South Church)                                         

        Sanctuary in the City                                                                      

        The New Sanctuary Movement                                         

SERMONS                                            

SEWALL, SAMUEL   

SEWING CIRCLE                                                                                      

SEXTONS                                                                                                  

SHADOWS  

SIEGE OF BOSTON (See Old South Meetinghouse Seized)

SILVER                                                     

SLAVERY (See Abolition)                    

        Enslaved Members (See Racism)

SMALL GROUPS                                 

SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF LIBERTY  (See Revolution)              

STAINED GLASS (See New Old South Church/Sanctuary)

SUNDAY’S BREAD                                                                                                

SUNDAY SCHOOL                                                                                   

        Sunday School Movement                                                            

SWARMING

 

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T

TAOS (Theatre at Old South)                                                                         

TEACHING CHURCH                                                          

THEOLOGIAN IN THE CITY                             

THEOLOGIAN IN RESIDENCE         

THEOLOGICAL BOOK GROUP               

                    

TIMBER PILES (thousands) (See New Old South Church)


TIME CAPSULE         

                         

TIME-LINE (1669-2020) (See Generations)     

                                             

TOWER (see New Old South Church, Tower)    


TRAVELING SOUP KITCHEN                                 

TRINITARIANISM                                                                      

TRUMPETS            

TRUSTEES                                                                         

U

UCC

Autonomy and Covenant

UNITARIANISM                                                                                        

USHER, HEZEKIAH

USHERS                                                                                         

                                                                                                                               

V

VISION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY                                                         

W

WARREN, JOSEPH                                                                                          

WASHINGTON STREET                                                                                      

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        Shops


WEBSITE, E-MAIL FORUM & PODCASTS <www.oldsouth.org>

WELLS (see timber piles)                                                                           

WORDS OF WELCOME

WORLD WAR II

WHEATLEY, PHILLIS

WHITEFIELD, GEORGE                                                                                       

WILLS                                                                                                         

        Mary Norton’s                                                                                 

        Benjamin Franklin’s                                                                        

        The Mary Norton Society                                                               

“WITCH” TRIALS

1688 and 1692                                                                             

WOEFUL DECADE  

Witch Trials

King Philips War (See King Philips War)

WOMEN                                                                                                   

Chilton,  Mary                                                                  

Dauber, Catherine Mary                                                                 

Garrett, Elizabeth                                                                

Lepper, Edna Susan                                                                     

Lydia                                                                                               

Norton, Mary                                                                                   

Percy, Elsbeth Melville                                                                         

Pollard, Anne                                                                                  

Prince, Deborah                                                               

Vaughan, Mabel E. (1869-1940)                                                

Waters, Abigail                                                          

Wheatley, Phillis (see under own topic: Wheatley, Phillis)          

Whittemore, Elinor     


WOMEN’S GROUPS                                                       

Dorcas Society

Fragment Society

Women’s Guild

Women at the Well                                                  

Women Doing Theology            

                                                    

WOMEN in the MINISTRY

 

WORSHIP SERVICES                                                                                          

 

Y

YALE   

YOUTH GROUP

 

 

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