Other Churches:3 The Moravian Church1
The Moravian movement began4 when the Roman Catholic Church dominated all of Europe. John Hus, Rector of Prague University, began using his pulpit and his brilliance as an orator to preach against the abuse of church power. He looked to the Bible for the word of God rather than to the Pope. He held that individuals could talk to God without an intermediary, and the Bible should be available to all in their own language.
Moravians believe nothing need separate those who love Jesus and accept him as Lord6. Jesus is the head of the church7. It is the fellowship of the church which is the focal point for believers and seekers in their growth in faith8. It has emphasized a simple message, a liturgy accompanied by music9, education, service10, and missions11.
The modern Moravian Church shares a common body of beliefs with other Christians,
based on the summaries of the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. Moravians understand that
there may be doctrinal differences within the Church, and their guiding principle
is “In essentials unity, in non-
The church administers infant baptism, adult confirmation – and at Holy Communion the church welcomes members of other churches. It does not believe it is profitable to try to define what the bread and wine of communion signify.