In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty; In All Things, Love.
The Moravian Church recognizes the sacraments of baptism and of holy communion.
Through baptism the individual receives a pledge of the forgiveness of sin and admission into the covenant of God through the blood of Christ. The Moravian Church does not try to define the mystery of Christ's presence in the communion elements, but recognizes that the believer participates in a unique act of covenant with Christ as Savior and with other believers in Christ.
Learn about the rites and sacraments of the Moravian Church in greater detail:
The Moravian Church has repeatedly affirmed the position that it is neither possible to define the exact relationship of the elements used to the presence of our Lord’s body and blood, nor profitable to do so. We affirm that Christ is present in the sacrament and meets us there, but we do not define precisely how this occurs. Each member may benefit from Holy Communion by meditating upon the words our Lord used in instituting this sacrament.
Monday, March 10 — Psalm 34:19-22
Exodus 15:22-16:36; Matthew 22:23-40
I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord. Psalm 118:17
Paul wrote: Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death so that we would rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. 2 Corinthians 1:8-9
Gracious Lord and God, may the simple joy and certain knowledge of our salvation move us to take up your great good work. May your Spirit move in our hands and in our hearts. Amen.
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