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 2021, the Moravian Board of World Mission will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Clínica Evangélica Morava in Ahuas, Honduras, with a  new Advent calendar to encourage Moravians throughout the U.S. and Canada to allow their blessings to be a blessing to those receiving medical care through the Ahuas Clinic. 

To learn more, visit moravianmission.org

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First sunday of advent

Join us for a weekly Advent Candle lighting, offered by Edmonton Moravian Church.  These videos are also available for download and use by Moravian congregations here.

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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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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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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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. 

To learn more or find a church in your area, visit www.moravianlovefeast.org

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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!

Christmas Vespers

Moravian College & Theological Seminary shares their annual Christmas Vespers service in a new way! Music performed by Moravian students, in concert with the choir and musical ensembles, ushers in the holiday season for the Moravian community.  The 2020 Vespers service moved to a virtual format for 2020, blending new performances with footage from past Vespers services.  We thank Moravian College & Theological Seminary for the opportunity to share this wonderful service. Enjoy!

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