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

October 6, 2015

Tuesday, October 6 — Psalm 116:8–14
Ezekiel 11:16–12:28; Hebrews 11:29–40


Thus says the Lord, “Seek me and live.” Amos 5:4


A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was. Luke 19:2–3 (NIV)


Lord Jesus, mold us for God’s witness! Empower us to recognize, maintain, and restore the power that comes from living in you. Fashion us into true believers. Let us see you, Prince of Peace, and purify us in our commitment! Amen.

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Moravian Magazine


In this issue: Commemorating Jan Hus 2015, Southern Province Conversations, Spiritual Formation, Healthy Congregations and more!


Upcoming Events


November 7, 2015

Comenius Learning Series: "Martyrs, Exiles and Missionaries: Making Bold Choices for Christ," Clemmons Moravian Church, Clemmons, N.C.


April 28-May 1, 2016

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


May 13-15, 2016

Canadian District Synod, Van--Es, Sherwood Park, Alberta 


June 22-25, 2016

Eastern District Synod, Bethlehem, Pa. 


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