Born: February 13, 1834, Boston, Massachusetts.
Died: May 2, 1900, Newtonville, Massachusetts.
Buried: Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham, Massachusetts.
Worcester was the son of Thomas Worcester, and husband of Elizabeth Callender Pomeroy.
He studied at the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard University, giving attention especially to anatomy, physiology, chemistry and related subjects.
He gave much time and thought to the study of Correspondences, or the relation of the world without to the world within, and the use of Scriptures of natural objects as symbols of spiritual life. Later his thought was given to more conservative interpretations of the Bible.
Worcester was a minister of the New Jerusalem Church for 45 years. He also served as:
Worcester held Sunday services in the
study near his summer home at Intervale, in the New Hampshire mountains. Here friends and strangers from a distance assembled for worship, and went away refreshed and uplifted with the
Promise of Peace.
In addition to revising many translations of Swedenborg’s works, Worcester produced: