Moravian Church in North America

In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty; In All Things, Love.

Moravian Church in North America
North: Bethlehem, Pa.
South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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The Moravian Church

The Moravian Church is a church where people matter and where love and compassion flow freely from God through people.  Click to learn more…

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550-plus years

March 1, 1457 is celebrated as the founding of the The Moravian Church, or Unitas Fratrum (Unity of Brethren). What began in the village of Kunwald in Bohemia has grown to a worldwide church with a rich history of faith.

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Moravian Traditions

Over its 500-plus year history, the Moravian Church has developed unique, deeply-held traditions.  Many of these customs arose from expressions of faith and worship of early Moravians; they continue to have significance in how Moravians live into their love of Christ.

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The Moravian Daily Texts

For more than 280 years, the Moravian Daily Texts have offered “a daily message from God that is new every morning.” The oldest daily devotional of its kind in the world is updated every year and features inspirational prayers written by Moravian clergy and church members.

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Biblical Interpretation

In 2012, the Northern and Southern Provinces approved The Guiding Principles of Biblical Interpretation to help guide clergy, lay members and agencies of the Church in North America.

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Moravian Music In America

The Rev. Dr. Nola Reed Knouse, director of the Moravian Music Foundation, shares her thoughts on the Foundation’s efforts to keep American Moravian music alive and well.

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Unity in a diverse world

The worldwide Unitas Fratrum (Moravian Church) includes members from Africa, Europe, and North and Central America. The Rev. Dr. Jørgen Bøytler addressed the challenges of maintaining the Unitas Fratrum in a diverse world at the 2014 Walter Vivian Moses Lecture.

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Moravian Daily Texts

February 1, 2015

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

 

Watchword for the Week — The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. Psalm 111:10

 

Sunday, February 1 — Deuteronomy 18:15–20; Psalm 111
1 Corinthians 8:1–13; Mark 1:21–28

 

See, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him. Isaiah 40:10

 

Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you. Revelation 15:4 (NIV)

 

Heavenly Father, you are our strength. Without you we are helpless. You negotiate for us in our trials, showing us the way and giving us peace. We praise you with great thanks, God, for your mercy and grace. Amen.

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Moravian Magazine

Dec2014coverDecember 2014

In this issue: The Adamson Forum, growing up Moravian in the former East German, A Year in Nepal, an 18th Century Christmas and more!


Upcoming Events

June 25-28, 2015

12th Moravian Women's Conference, North East, Maryland

July 23-25, 2015

Eastern District Conference, Bethlehem, Pa.

August 27-30, 2015

Interprovincial Bishop's Conference, Mt. Morris, Wautoma, Wis. 


 

Online Catalog

singtothelordsongbookcoversmallSing to the Lord A New Song

This new Moravian songbook features 80 new songs by 51 composers and authors from across the Moravian Church. Includes music and guitar chords, plus new specialty liturgies. Celebrate the musical gifts of today's Moravian Church! 

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