Welcome to A Moravian Christmas

For Moravians, celebrating Christmas means a packed church, beautiful music, joyous singing, beeswax candles, sharing a Lovefeast, meaningful liturgy and inspirational worship. To celebrate congregations and Moravians everywhere , we've collected liturgies, activities, music  and more that help demonstrate a Moravian Christmas...

advent calendar with a Mission

IN 2022, as the Board of World Mission celebrates the launch of their new Education Fund, they have created an Advent calendar to encourage Moravians throughout the U.S. and Canada to allow their blessings to be a blessing to those accessing education through the ministries they support.

To learn more and participate, visit moravianmission.org

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family activities for the season

Visit our "Season of Advent Activities" page for daily ideas for celebrating the season. Each day from now through Dec. 24 features a different activity, including stories, songs, crafts, traditions, family devotions, and more!

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Christmas Vespers

Moravian College & Theological Seminary continues their tradition of Christmas Vespers. Music performed by Moravian students, in concert with the choir and musical ensembles, ushers in the holiday season for the Moravian community.  

The 2021 Vespers service was recorded on Dec. 4, 2021. Enjoy!

liturgies

The 1995 Moravian Book of Worship features three key liturgies for use during Advent and Christmas.  Moravian Congregations can access print and music files for use in creating creative worship during this Advent and Christmas Season.

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Music

Moravian music, performed by Moravians -- here you will find hymns for Advent and Christmas, including hymn texts and music recordings, for  use by Moravian congregations. We feature both traditional Moravian Christmas music and creative new material.

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Worship with Us

Like many churches, our Moravian congregations will be worshiping differently this year. Whether through virtual or with limited in-person services (or a combination of both!), our churches are working to make Christmas Eve services special. 

We are currently working on collecting Moravian congregations' Lovefeast and Christmas Even Service information.  Complete listings will be available in December  on  www.moravianlovefeast.org

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images

Looking for the perfect image for your service, web promotion or printed materials? We've put together a collection of Moravian-themed images for use by congregations and agencies.

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advent reading services

In 2020, agencies from across the Moravian Church presented virtual Advent Reading Services. These readings services combine Bible verses for Advent with Moravian hymns to offer a new way to experience Advent. We invite you to revisit them during Advent 2021.

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preparing for advent

Gathering each week to light the next candle on the Advent Wreath is a fun and meaningful way to mark the coming of Christmas. Our Christian Educators have assembled ideas and activities to celebrate the Advent Season!

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A Virtual Christmas Pageant

Hear the Christmas story in a fun new way with "The Best Virtual Christmas Pageant Ever!" Performed by Moravians from North Carolina, Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Alberta, Canada, the retelling presents a lighter side view of the birth of Jesus.  Written by Kirk Woodard and Martha Day.

Enjoy our world premiere!

FIRST sunday of advent

Join us for a weekly Advent Candle lighting, offered by Edmonton Moravian Church.  The First Sunday of Advent is Nov. 27. These videos are also available for download and use by Moravian congregations here.

 

God, who said, "Let Light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of god in the face of jesus christ.

Christmas Liturgy, Moravian Book of Worship