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Old South Encyclopedia Index (Updated as of Feb 18, 2019)

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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    

      Celebrate! Task Force

      Faith into Action 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

CALENDAR (see Publications)

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                                                            

      Hollis Street Church, 1732                                                

      Park Street Church, 1809      

      Hope Chapel                                                               

      Union Church, 1822

            Essex Street Church, 1819             

            Pine Street Church, 1827                                                                                                                             

      A Church of Christ, 1825                                                                

      Salem Street Church, 1827                                                            

      American Church in Paris, France, 1856                                

      Church and State on Boylston Street

CHURCHMAN, OLD SOUTH (please see instead Publications)

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

CONGREGATIONALISTS

           The West Church, 1736

            Bowdoin Street Church, 1825

             Green Street Church, 1826

               Garden Street Church, 1841                                                                          

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               

DORCAS SOCIETY                                                     

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

      Coolidge, Calvin

      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)                 

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

Jenks, William (please see under City Mission Society)                                                                                             

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 Sewall memorials (Sanctuary)

      The memorials to the ministers (Sanctuary)

      Robert Christenson (see also Christenson Cross)

      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

MODERATOR of Old South Church

MOTHER GOOSE                                                                         

MOUNT VERNON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH    

      African Missions  

MOUTHOUSE

MOVIES, OLD SOUTH IN                                                                                                     

MUSIC

      Gospel Choir

      The Bay Psalm Book, 1640                                                            

      Library                                                                                            

      Instruments

      Organs, Chapel

      Organ, E. M. Skinner                                                        

      Hand bells (see Bell Choir)                                                     

      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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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  

NEW SANCTUARY CHURCH MOVEMENT                                                                                          

NORTON, MARY                                                                                         

O

OFFERING/ OFFERING PLATES                                                            

OF PLYMOUTH PLANTATION       

OFF THE SQUARE (see Publications)  

OLD SOUTH MEETING HOUSE (See Meeting House)

OLD SOUTH SEMINAR

OLD SOUTH SOCIETY

OPEN AND AFFIRMING (ONA)

OPEN DOOR AWARD

OPEN DOOR (Magazine, please see in Publications) 

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                                        

      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

          Jenks, William                                                             

            Sabbath Schools (many; the first opened in 1817)            

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

          Seaman’s Friend Society, 1828 (see Seaman's Chapel)

          Mariners Church, Purchase St, 1830                     

            Seaman’s Chapel, Hanover St, 1880                     

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

            YWCA Boston, 1858                                                           

            The Fresh Air Fund, 1880                                                  

            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 (see also, separate entries for Phillis Wheatley)

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

       Copley Square Pilgrim & Off the Square (included in main Publications article)     

       The Record (1908-1925), The Churchman (1952-1974) & The Reporter (1992-2015)

         Old South Essays, Lectures and Leaflets

        Worship Bulletins

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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

RECORD & REPORTER (please see under Publications)

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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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                                                         

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WARREN, JOSEPH                                                                                           

WASHINGTON STREET                                                                                      

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        Shops

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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 BOARD OF MISSIONS

WOMEN’S GROUPS                                                       

       Dorcas Society

       Fragment Society

       Women’s Guild

       Women at the Well                                                  

       Women Doing Theology                        

WOMEN in the MINISTRY

WORSHIP SERVICES                                                                                          

 

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YALE   

YOUTH GROUP

 

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