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

June 24, 2017

Saturday, June 24 — Psalm 78:40–55

Isaiah 4:2–5:30; Galatians 4:1–16

O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God! Even now your enemies are in tumult; those who hate you have raised their heads. Psalm 83:1–2

Zechariah said, “With a solemn oath the Lord God of Israel promised to rescue us from our enemies and allow us to serve him without fear, all the days of our life.” Luke 1:73–75 (GNT)

Redeemer and Friend, all thanks and praise are due to you for rescuing us from certain death because of our sins. You have visited us and redeemed us and secured a place for us. Come, Lord Jesus! Amen.

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Moravian Magazine

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In this issue: Moravian Camping Ministries, honoring Seminary graduates, welcoming the stranger, and more!

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Latest News

Bethlehem Moravians Celebrate 275th Anniversary with Lovefeast

June 21, 2017

Preorder for 2018 Moravian Daily Texts to begin in July

June 20, 2017

Lehigh Valley Clergy host special service to “welcome the stranger”

June 2, 2017

Hope Quilters celebrate 25th anniversary with a big challenge

June 2, 2017

Sunnyside Ministry program helps student focus her future

June 2, 2017

Seminary honors outstanding graduates

June 2, 2017

Ohio church offers “rural immersion” mission/service experience

May 2, 2017

Unity Women’s Desk launches Southern Province campaign

May 2, 2017

Congregation tries new tradition with “Saturday before Easter” rounds

May 2, 2017

Festival to bring together many for Moravian music

May 2, 2017

Introducing Living Branches: Moravians Growing in Faith, Love & Hope

April 28, 2017

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

March 29, 2017

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

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

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Upcoming Events

June 25, 2017 

Bethlehem 275th Anniversary Lovefeast
Johnston Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pa..


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.



Online Catalog

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Brian Dixon reveals God’s call and interaction in our lives in the form of poetry, short stories, prayers, and benedictions. Keeping Time is an invitation to dance in the Spirit, to freely move within God’s love, and to find the beat of our own faith..

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