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  Our History * Moravian Church in North America
The Moravian Church, or Unitas Fratrum (Unity of Brethren), as it has been officially known since 1457, arose as followers of Hus gathered in the village of Kunvald, about 100 miles east of Prague, in eastern Bohemia, and organized the church.
By 1467 the Moravian Church had established its own ministry, and in the years that followed three orders of the ministry were defined: deacon, presbyter and bishop.
Moravian settlers purchased 500 acres to establish the settlement of Bethlehem in 1741.
www.moravian.org /history   (976 words)

 Moravian Forum Homepage
The Moravian Forum is not maintained or supported by the Moravian Church of North America.
The Moravian forum also provides a forum page that encourages visitors to ask questions and comment on issues and concerns in the Moravian Church.
The ability of the Church to evangelize is being hampered because the lives, attitudes and beliefs of Christians who claim to follow the Bible are indistinguishable from those who don't believe.
www.moravians.org   (2684 words)

  Short Intro to the Moravian Church
To him, Moravians were members of a Christian society who practiced their way of life within the framework of the established churches---the Lutheran Church in Germany and areas of German influence, the Anglican Church in Britain and areas of British influence.
In Moravian Churches the minister wears a long white surplice with white belt for the administration of the sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism, and for the rites of Confirmation, Matrimony, Ordination, and Consecration.
In the Moravian Church, special emphasis is laid upon music, both for its cultural value and as an aid and expression of worship.
www.everydaycounselor.com /archives/sh/shistory.htm   (10784 words)

  Moravian Church - Encyclopedia.com
Moravian Church Renewed Church of the Brethren, or Unitas Fratrum, an evangelical Christian communion whose adherents are sometimes called United Brethren or Herrnhuters.
The church's missionary endeavors soon extended to the West Indies, North and South America, Africa, and Asia, chiefly under the direction of August Gottlieb Spangenberg, who later became (1735) the founder of the Moravian Church in America.
The Moravians emphasize conduct rather than doctrine, and their church is governed by provincial synods, the bishops having only spiritual and administrative authority.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Moravian.html   (754 words)

 The Moravian Church
The Moravian Church was organized in 1457 by the followers of the martyr John Hus, as the Unity of Brethren.
The denomination came to be known as the "Moravian" Church many years later, in the Eighteenth Century, because most of its members came from the province of Moravia, now the Czech Republic.
Moravians have worked for Christian unity throughout their history, and are founding members of the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches.
www.goodshepherdmoravian.org /moravian.html   (1483 words)

 Moravian Church - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Moravian Church - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Moravian Church, also Unitas Fratrum, American branch of the Renewed Church of the Unity of the Brethren, an evangelical Protestant denomination...
Boehler, Peter (1712-75), Moravian bishop, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and educated at the University of Jena.
encarta.msn.com /Moravian_Church.html   (162 words)

 The Moravian Church: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
Originally known as the Unitas Fratrum, the Moravian Church traces its roots to 15th century central Europe, in what is now the Czech Republic.
Under his leadership, Moravian influence spread across Protestant Europe, and by the time of Zinzendorf's death in 1760, there were 13 Moravian settlements in Germany and Holland, and settlements and congregations in England, Ireland and Britain's North American colonies.
In any event, the Moravian Church began a process of financial retrenchment after 1909 which was then reinforced by the impact and aftermath of the First World War.
www.heritage.nf.ca /society/moravian.html   (1205 words)

 The Moravian Church
The Moravian Church traces its origins back to the followers of Jan Hus (1369-1415), a Czech priest and reformer who was executed as a heretic in 1415.
Almost from that day the Moravian Church, as it came to be known, was highly evangelical, sending out missionaries to places such as Greenland; the West Indies (in 1732, to minister to the slaves); Africa; and the British colonies, coming first to Georgia in 1735.
Always essential to the Moravians has been the emphasis on a "heart religion" of piety and joy; on the role of music in worship and in life; and on education for all.
www.moravianmusic.org /MMchurch.html   (350 words)

 The Moravian Church, Southern Province
The Moravian Church, or Unitas Fratrum (Unity of Brethren), as it has officially been known since 1457, arose as followers of Hus gathered on the estate of Lititz, about 100 miles east of Prague, and organized the church.
The 18th century saw the renewal of the Moravian Church through the patronage of Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf, a pietist nobleman in Saxony.
The area became the center of growth for the Moravian Church in the region, with Bethabara, Bethania and Salem (now Winston-Salem) emerging in 1753 as the first Moravian settlements in North Carolina.
www.mcsp.org /who_history.htm   (1001 words)

 Moravian Church
The Moravians were pioneers in Protestant home and foreign missions, seeking renewal of European Christianity and the evangelization of the non Christian world.
Moravianism is basically presbyterian in structure, and its bishops are chosen on spiritual merit to serve in pastoral and cultic roles rather than in administrative ones.
Composed of approximately 360,000 members, the Moravian Church has played a major role in the development of Protestant worship, evangelism, missions, and theology in the last three centuries.
www.mb-soft.com /believe/text/moravian.htm   (440 words)

 Friedberg Moravian Church: Home
At Friedberg Moravian Church, we want to be a place where you are accepted, loved and cared for regardless of where life has brought you.
Whether you are new to the church, or a lifelong Christian, Friedberg is the church that will welcome you with open hearts and open minds.
Come, discover a church that welcomes, and a family that cares.
www.friedbergmoravian.org /community   (81 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: The Moravian Church
The Moravian Church was actually the renewal of the United Brethren which gives it a rich a history.
The United Brethren Church was started by John Huss in the 1400's in Czechoslovakia, mainly in the areas of Bohemia and Moravia.
The Moravian Church exists because of three contributing factors: (1) the revival of Pietism in Germany, (2) the reemergence of an old church, and (3) Count Zinzendorf.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/Moravian.html   (1397 words)

 The Moravian * Moravian Church in North America
The Moravian * Moravian Church in North America
Lititz Moravians Send Three Members to South Africa
Report of Statistics for the Moravian Church in North America
www.moravian.org /publications/moravian   (100 words)

 Moravian Leader's Letters
I am concerned that so many Moravians, who can no longer bear the Biblical vacuum and the spiritual insanity of our leadership, seem to trickle away, saved by grace but lost to the church.
The PEC of the Southern Province writes this letter to Clergy and churches to explain their decision on Rev. Truman Dunn's pastorate status in the Moravian Church.
The staff resignations are accepted and request is made to increase the budget of BWM so that financial support can continue for resigning staff as they are encouraged to continue their work funded by the Moravian Church.
www.moravians.org /leader_letters.html   (444 words)

 The Moravian Historical Society: FAQs
A: Before 1722 the Moravian Church was primarily Czech, centered in the provinces of Bohemia and Moravia.
No, the Moravians are not related to the Church of the Brethren, but it does not help that their names are similar.
The Moravian Museum was founded in Bethlehem in 1939 (as the official museum of the Central Moravian Church congregation), with a focus on Bethlehem Moravian history.
www.moravianhistoricalsociety.org /faq.php   (1324 words)

 Member Churches, Associate Member Churches and National Council Bodies
Ordinarily, member churches have at least 25,000 members (churches with at least 10,000 members may be associate members, eligible to participate in all WCC activities but not to vote in the assembly).
WCC rules state that becoming a member signifies a church's "faithfulness to the basis of the Council, fellowship in the Council, participation in the life and work of the Council and commitment to the ecumenical movement as integral to the mission of the church".
Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga [Methodist Church in Tonga]
www.wcc-coe.org /wcc/who/mch-e.html   (890 words)

 Moravian Church
The Moravians were pioneers in Protestant home and foreign missions, seeking renewal of European Christianity and the evangelization of the non Christian world.
Moravianism is basically presbyterian in structure, and its bishops are chosen on spiritual merit to serve in pastoral and cultic roles rather than in administrative ones.
Composed of approximately 360,000 members, the Moravian Church has played a major role in the development of Protestant worship, evangelism, missions, and theology in the last three centuries.
mb-soft.com /believe/text/moravian.htm   (440 words)

 Full Communion Partner: The Moravian Church
In this sense, then, the Lutheran — Moravian Dialogue (which includes the Northern and Southern Provinces of the Moravian Church) in the United States is catching up with where other Lutheran and Moravians are already.
Moravians and Lutherans regard themselves as distinct members of a single flock who are following their Shepherd in mission and ministry.
The Moravian Church likewise approved this document; the first worship service of full communion was held on January 27, 2000 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
www.elca.org /ecumenical/fullcommunion/moravian/index.html   (315 words)

 Main Street Moravian Church, Northfield, Minnesota   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Northfield Moravian Church was established in 1869 by a small group of German-speaking settlers, some of whose descendants remain active members today.
Because church and state were linked at the time, the Hussite cause of religious reform was enmeshed with Bohemian nationalism.
She is very enthusiastic about the possibilities open to "the main street church." In addition to sustaining a healthy community of faith, Amy hopes to nurture a strong sense of mission to the needs of the larger Northfield community.
www.angelfire.com /mn/nfldmoravian   (1524 words)

 Raleigh Moravian Church : Candle Tea
With an on-going service of coffee and famous Moravian sugar cake, the church continues the open house custom begun when the church was still a newly established part of the Raleigh community and wanted to thank its new neighbors for their support.
The Moravian Church (known variously through its history as the Renewed Church of the Brethren and Unitas Fratrum) is a 500-year-old evangelical Protestant Christian communion tracing its history to what is now The Czech Republic and Germany.
Raleigh Moravian Church is conveniently located at 1816 Ridge Road in Raleigh, a few blocks north of the Ridgewood Shopping Center (.9 miles north of the intersection of Ridge Road and Wade Avenue, on the right).
www.raleighmoravian.org /candletea/index.shtml   (857 words)

 Moravian Church in America and Canada
In 1735 German Moravian missionaries of the pre-Reformation faith of Jan Hus came to Georgia, in 1740 to Pennsylvania, and in 1753 to North Carolina.
They established the American Moravian Church, which is broadly evangelical, ecumenical, liturgical, “conferential” in form of government and has an episcopacy as a spiritual office.
The Northern and Southern Provinces of the church operate on a semi-autonomous basis.
www.faithstreams.com /topics/members-and-partners/moravian-church-in-america-and-canada.html   (159 words)

 The Moravians
The Moravian Church traces its origins to followers of John Hus, the Bohemian martyr who was burned at the stake in 1415, and dates its formal beginning from 1457, when one group of the Hussites took the Latin name of Unitas Fratrum, or Unity of the Brethren*.
A meeting house was completed in 1769, by which time a Moravian minister was holding regular monthly services, and the settlers organized themselves into the Society unter der Ens, or South Fork Society, in 1770, giving their meeting house the name Friedberg.
In the 1760s, Moravian ministers held services in English in the home of John Douthit, who together with Christopher Elrod and others organized Hope Moravian Church in 1780.
www.fmoran.com /morav.html   (1156 words)

 Moravian Church Bibliography
A popular history of the Moravian Church, beginning with the ancient Unitas Fratrum and including the founding and growth of Bethlehem, Pa., and Winston-Salem, N.C. This 140-page paperback gives the most readable brief overview of the Moravian Church.
Without question, this is the most — in fact, the only — comprehensive history of the Moravian Church in the South, from first exploration in 1752 to the Provincial Synod of 2002.
Archivist Crews gives a concise overview of the Moravian Church’s mission to the Cherokee from its beginning in 1801 in Georgia to its close in 1899 in the Indian Territory.
www.moravianarchives.org /bibliography.html   (1037 words)

 Alaska * Partner Provices * Moravian Board of World Mission
In 1752 the Moravians initiated the establishment of a permanent mission in Labrador.
The Rev. Brigitte Schloss is pastor of the Moravian fellowship in St. John's, Newfoundland and ministers to Labrador natives who visit or live in St. John's.
The Board of World Mission has been in affiliation with the Moravian Church in Newfoundland and Labrador since 1980 and is currently working closely with the Labrador Church to facilitate the development and training of native leadership for ministry.
www.moravianmission.org /partnerprovinces/nf_labrador.phtml   (424 words)

 Central Moravian Church - Our Church
Our church celebrated the 200th anniversary of the construction of the sanctuary in the spring of 2006.
While Central Moravian Church is Bethlehem's first congregation, and the oldest Moravian Church in North America, it is certainly not a congregation made up of life-long Moravians.
In 1998, USA Today awarded Central Church the distinction of being one of the nation's Ten Greatest Places to Re flect on Christmas Eve.
www.centralmoravianchurch.org /ourchurch   (398 words)

 Amazon.com: "Moravian Church": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Moravian Church Archives ~ Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
The Moravian Archives in Bethlehem has large amounts of information about many individuals who were Moravians in the past.
The basic information is found in church registers, which normally include baptisms of infants, baptisms of adults who were never baptized as infants and who joined the church as adults, marriages, and funerals.
If you have reason to believe that an individual in whom you are interested died as a Moravian and you would like to know whether there is a memoir on file here, you may call the Archives and inquire.
www.moravianchurcharchives.org /family.php   (495 words)

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