SUGGESTION: Resources to support the Moravian Church/Unitas Fratum

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jun 26 2021 10:03 PM

The Moravian Church has announced a new catechism https://www.moravian.org/2021/02/moravian-church-i…. There is a much newer Moravian Book of Worship available (the Logos editions are 1869 and 1920) https://store.moravian.org/product/moravian-book-o… with its companion https://store.moravian.org/product/companion-to-th…

Of special value is the Moravian Holy Week services https://store.moravian.org/product/readings-for-ho…

While their Daily Texts are greatly to be desired, I suspect the copyright issues are insurmountable.

It would be useful to support a Moravian lectionary, a modified RCL lectionary, should one be supplied by a user.

It would be useful to support the fixed calendar that is used instead of a sanctoral calendar. https://moravianarchives.org/the-church-year-morav… Again, should one be supplied by a user.

This request is being floated as an example of the basic resources needed for FL to be considered to provide support for users of that denomination. Moravians/Unitas Fratum

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David Wanat | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 27 2021 10:28 AM

While I haven’t personally met any Moravians, I do like to have sources from denominations themselves explaining what they do believe. So I would willingly support it on those grounds. 👍

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 27 2021 2:54 PM

David Wanat:
While I haven’t personally met any Moravians,

While I knew about Moravians by the time I was six - and I grew up in a rural West coast town of 125 people.  Okay, there were a couple of reasons:

  • I had cousins in Bethlehem, PA which has a Moravian college etc.
  • My folks played classical music and the Bethlehem family members had introduced them to Moravian music

I find that often I know of religious groups for non-religious reasons. The reason I started with Moravians is that there are two early (pre)reformation groups that are important for historical reasons as well as being active today - Moravians and Waldenians. If others can add to that list, I'd be glad to hear from them.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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