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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Easter Morning Liturgy

Easter morning is an especially wondrous time at Moravian churches across the Northern and Southern Provinces. For many, Easter morning means greeting the rising sun in a God’s Acre or sanctuary with a service that speaks to the core of Moravian belief.

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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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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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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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Your source for Moravian books, music and more

The IBOC’s online bookstore is your central resource for materials about the Moravian Church in America. The offerings in our catalog are ideal for anyone looking to learn more about Moravian Christians, our history, our practices and our theology. Visit today to learn more!

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Weekly Moravian Message

Each week, Moravians in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean share a common message written by Moravian pastors and ministry leaders. Updated every Sunday morning and based on the week’s lectionary readings, this message provides a link between congregations far and wide.

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The Ground of the Unity

The North American Moravian church is but a small part of the worldwide Moravian Church, the Unitas Fratrum. At the core of this global church is the Ground of the Unity, a doctrinal statement that was adopted by the Unity Synod of the Unitas Fratrum in 1995.

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The Moravian Magazine

The Moravian Magazine reaches every Moravian household in the Northern and Southern Provinces with news and information about the life, work and identity of the Moravian Church in America. Available in print and online 10 times a year.

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Moravian Daily Texts

April 23, 2017

Second Sunday of Easter

Watchword for the Week — Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3

Sunday, April 23 — Acts 2:14a,22–32; Psalm 16

1 Peter 1:3–9; John 20:19–31

Therefore keep the commandments of the Lord your God, by walking in his ways and by fearing him. Deuteronomy 8:6

Paul wrote: Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8

Our great God of love, help us to share your love with others. Surround us with your love and allow us to grow and mature as disciples. In our growth may we become the people you desire us to become. Amen.

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Moravian Magazine

march2017smallMarch 2017

In this issue: The Southern Province 2017 Inter-Synodal Gathering; Moravians in Peru; Seminary students learn in Jamaica; considering new worship resources; and more!

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Come & Worship team “Goes & Serves” in Peru

March 29, 2017

Inter-Synodal Gathering generates 
ideas and excitement for the future

March 29, 2017

The making of an Easter Putz

March 29, 2017

Exploring a potential new Moravian music resource

March 29, 2017

Making a positive impact on the lives of women and girls around the world

March 29, 2017

Seminary students learn of Moravian life and history in Jamaica

March 29, 2017

Mission Team connects with more than 100 Cuban youth and young adults

February 3, 2017

Filling the freezer to feed those in need

February 3, 2017

Fairview outreach offers appreciation for Winston-Salem police

February 3, 2017

Sharing gifts with a growing church in Albania

February 1, 2017

62 languages and counting

February 1, 2017

Washington D.C. Youth Convo 2017 Registration Extended to February 15

February 1, 2017

Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center seeks Executive Director

January 19, 2017

First Moravian Church launches biography of distinguished pastor

December 1, 2016

Diverse team brings aid to Ahuas

December 1, 2016

Sunnyside Ministry helps clients gain financial control

December 1, 2016

Explore Moravian music at the 2017 Moravian Music Festival

December 1, 2016

IBOC introduces Image Calendar, Essentials Mug and more

November 18, 2016

Looking for the 2017 Moravian Daily Texts?

November 18, 2016

Sole Purpose: a ministry providing shoes to students in need

October 17, 2016

12 Days of Service “Connects” New Philadelphia to community

October 8, 2016

Board of World Mission Hurricane Matthew Response Update

October 5, 2016

Keeping Time shares Rev. Brian Dixon’s creative beat

October 4, 2016

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Upcoming Events

  

April 21-21, 2017

Western District Spring Conference
Oconomowoc Wisconsin


July 1-7, 2017 

Moravian Youth Convo 2017
Maryland/Washington D.C.


July 23-29, 2017

Moravian Music Festival, Winston-Salem, N.C.

 

April 19-22, 2018

Southern Province 2018 Synod, YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly

 

June 21-25, 2018

Northern Province Synod, Bethlehem, Pa.

 

 

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readingsforholyweektinyReadings for Holy Week

Reflect on Jesus' willing sacrifice on the cross and the journey that took him there with Readings for Holy Week. A harmony of the Gospel stories of Christ's final days, combined with inspirational hymn texts, illustrate the full depth of God's love.

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