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

August 30, 2015

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

Watchword for the Week — Let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger. James 1:19

 

Sunday, August 30 — Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6–9; Psalm 15
James 1:17–27; Mark 7:1–8,14–15,21–23

 

I am merciful, says the Lord; I will not be angry forever. Only acknowledge your guilt, that you have rebelled against the Lord your God. Jeremiah 3:12–13

 

The Lord is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

 

Eternal God, we cannot fathom the depth and width of your grace. We strive to earn that which is freely given. We sin when judging our neighbors’ souls. Your patience with us is our salvation. Amen.

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Moravian Magazine


june2015minicoverJune 2015

In this issue: Moravians in Nepal; Zeisberger and Schoenbrunn; Moravian Leadership Network; "A Storm in the Land;" Jan Hus; and more!.

 

Upcoming Events

 

August 16, 2015

Moravian Children's Festival, Bethania Moravian Church, Bethania, N.C.


August 27-30, 2015

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


September 4-7, 2015

FIT Young Adult Mission Retreat, Laurel Ridge, Laurel Sprins, N.C.


April 28-May 1, 2016

Western District Synod, Mt. Morris, Wautoma, Wis.


June 22-25, 2016

Eastern District Synod, Bethlehem, Pa. 

 
 

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2016PBFrontCovertinyforweb2016 Moravian Daily Texts

It's time to pre-order your copy of the world's oldest daily devotional that's new every morning! The 2016 Moravian Daily Texts will ship in October, but order before Aug. 13, 2015 and receive a 15% discount.  

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