Selected Liturgies for Moravian Congregations

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UPDATED 5/8/23

Included Word version of Prayers for Mothers’ Day.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to copyright restrictions, we are unable to post liturgies that contain copyrighted hymns or hymn texts. However, Moravian congregations with appropriate licenses to use these materials in online services may request electronic versions of liturgies from the 1995 Moravian Book of Worship, 2010 Singing From the Heart and 2013 Sing to the Lord a New Song songbook.  Contact Sue Kiefner at the IBOC at [email protected] with your request.

The IBOC has collected the CCLI and OneLicense numbers for many of the copyrighted hymns in the Moravian Book of Worship. Use this chart as a reference determine if hymns are public domain, copyrighted and whether or not they are covered under one of the licenses. As always, be sure to double check the copyright information at the bottom of each Book of Worship hymn you wish to use.

The IBOC has prepared a series of backgrounds for use in PowerPoint or Keynote presentations used in online or in-church services.  To view and download these backgrounds, visit this page.

As some churches seek alternative avenues for worship away from their church buildings, we recognize the need for externally available worship materials from our Moravian Book of Worship and other liturgical resources.

We continue to add liturgies from the 1995 Moravian Book of Worship, Sing to the Lord A New Song and Singing From the Heart for use by Moravian congregations. These liturgies are copyrighted by the Interprovincial Board of Communication, who grants permission to Moravian congregations to use these liturgies and distribute to their members.  These should not be distributed or reproduced beyond the Moravian Church in America.


Liturgies from Sing to the Lord A New Song and Singing From the Heart


In addition, here are liturgies written by the Rt. Rev. Kay Ward and the Rev. Rick Beck. We are grateful for their inspirational words and permission for their use by Moravian congregations.


NEW! For Palm Sunday and Easter

  • Liturgy for Advent and Palm Sunday (PDF) (Word)
  • Congregational Prayers for Moravians (Advent/Palm Sunday) (PDF)
  • Liturgy for Easter Morning (PDF) (Word)
  • Liturgy for Easter (PDF) (Word)


For music resources, click here.


Note that these liturgies are ones that do not contain hymns copyrighted by others. That means they can be used for in-person and online performance by Moravian congregations and agencies. Other material in the Moravian Book of Worship that contains a copyright symbol — that is, material whose copyright is held by an outside entity or publisher — must have its copyrights cleared with the owner.

For more information on Moravian Church copyright guidelines, click here.  Additional information on using content for streaming services is available here.

Please let us know if you find these materials helpful, or if there are other ways we can assist.