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A Moravian Denomination Christian Church Serving Northwest Calgary
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The Moravian Seal The   seal   is   of   the   Moravian   Church. The   image   at   the   center   dates   back to   the   1500s,   and   is   referred   to   as the   Agnus   Dei   -      Latin   for   “Lamb   of God.”   The   lamb,   which   represents Jesus   Christ,   holds   a   staff   with   a banner representing victory.  
The Moravian (Advent) Star The   26-point   lighted   stars,   symbolizing Christ   as   the   Light   of   the   world,   are hung     in     Moravian     churches     and homes.   Their   beauty   is   universal   and they     also     appear     in     non-Moravian homes   and   establishments.   The   stars most    likely    originated    in    a    Moravian school     in     Niesky     Germany     in     the 1850's.
Covenant for Christian Living Moravians   recognize   the   example   of Christ’s   life   and   proclaim   that   Jesus Christ   is   Lord.   Living   the   Christian life    depends    not    only    on    our    own effort,   but   upon   God   our   Father,   who in   Jesus   Christ   accepts   us   as   heirs of      God      and      strengthens      and sustains us.
What is the Moravian Church? The Moravian Church is a mainline Protestant denomination with more than five hundred years of history. Founded before the Lutheran, Presbyterian, or Methodist churches; Moravians have long focused on faithful living and Christian unity. Rather than concentrating on divisive doctrines, the Moravian Church preaches the basics of the faith, which all Christians share in common. Moravians are encouraged to live out their faith through service to those in need. Our mission work has concentrated on the poor and the powerless, and groups largely unreached by other denominations. The Moravian Church was organized in 1457 by the followers of the martyr John Hus, as the Unity of Brethren. The denomination came to be known as the "Moravian" Church many years later, in the Eighteenth Century, because most of its members came from the province of Moravia, now the Czech Republic. The Moravian Church has often stood at the forefront of the Protestant world. The denomination was among the first to publish the Bible in the common language, and the first to print common language hymnals. They were early in their emphasis on educating women as well as men; and they were pioneers of the Protestant mission movement. Moravians have worked for Christian unity throughout their history, and are founding members of the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches.
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