Moravian Church in North America

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Moravian Church in North America
North: Bethlehem, Pa.
South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Moravian Magazine, June 2015

On the cover: Celebrating communion during worship at Mt. Morris in Wisconsin.

Moravian Covenant for Christian Living: Worship and Holy Communion

062015worshipdoctringIn our January issue of the Moravian Magazine, we introduced a new regular feature, “Studying Moravian Doctrine.” Following the outline established by Jesus Still Lead On, An Introduction to Moravian Belief, we will cover different aspects of two central documents outlining Moravian doctrine and belief each month. In 2015, we are working through the Moravian […]


Who Is Jan Hus to today’s Czechs?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you have ever traveled to the historic city of Prague in the Czech Republic, you likely walked through the prominent part of town called Old Town Square and saw the large statue of Jan Hus. The first time I saw that impressive statue, I was astounded that such a monument was there. And when […]


Country’s oldest bookshop to open a second location

062015bookshopintroThe Moravian Bookshop, considered the oldest continuously operating book store in the U.S., announced it would be doing something new: opening a second location. This September, shoppers in downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania will be able to buy books and gifts at a new 3,800-square-foot Moravian Book Shop location on the first floor of Two City Center, […]


Moravian Leadership Network: Strengthening the ranks of Moravian leaders

062015mln2“It enhanced my knowledge of how to be a better leader not only in my church, but in my personal life as well…” “Fostering friendships with others outside my congregation made me fall in love with my own congregation again…” “…this allowed me to see that the future of the Moravian Church is in good […]


Two young Moravians find their voices at Christian Citizenship Seminar

062015immigrationintroJarea Lynch from Esperanza for Bethlehem and Kim Rodgers from Vanderbuilt Church in Staten Island found their voices serving as representatives to the Church of the Brethren Christian Citizenship Seminar this spring. The Christian Citizenship Seminar provides high school-aged students the chance to explore the relationship between faith and a particular political issue and then […]


Schoenbrunn: Honoring the legacy of an amazing Moravian missionary

062015Schoenbrunn SchoolDuring the second half of the 18th century, David Zeisberger was the best known and arguably the most successful Moravian missionary in North America. As witness to remarkable events in both the Moravian Church and American history, Brother David devoted the last six decades of his life to spreading the Gospel and serving his Native […]


“A Storm in the Land”: Southern Moravians in the Civil War

06201526th Reg. Band, 1860s introOne hundred and fifty years ago this year, the American Civil War—the bloodiest chapter in the country’s history—came to a close. From 1861–1865, somewhere between 620,000 and 750,000 soldiers perished in battle or from disease or starvation. It tore the Union apart, pitting American against American in one of the United States’ darkest hours. There […]


Moravian Daily Texts


Saturday, March 24 — Psalm 38:17–22
Exodus 29:31–30:16; Matthew 26:14–30

The eyes of the Lord range throughout the entire earth, to strengthen those whose heart is true to him. 2 Chronicles 16:9

And a woman, having learned that Jesus was eating in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment. She stood behind him at his feet, weeping, and began to bathe his feet with her tears and to dry them with her hair. Then she continued kissing his feet and anointing them with the ointment. Luke 7:37–38

Friend of sinners, thank you for the gift of grace. Cause us to see more clearly the design you have for us to share this grace with all people—including are neighbors and friends. Grant new opportunities today to share and listen for your love. Amen.

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