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  1. Early text related to the Bohemian-Moravian Church of the Brethren

    Description: This text describes the development and social history of the Bohemian-Moravian Church of the Brethren (also referred to as the United Fratrum) from the establishment of the church to 1757. Title of original German work is Kurze, zuverlaszige nachricht von der unter dem namen der Bomisch-Mahrischen bruder bekannten kirche Unitas Fratrum herkommen, lehr-begriff, aussern und innern Kirchen-Verfassung und gebrauchen, aus richtigen urkunden und erzalungen von einem Ihrer christlich unportheiischen freunde heraus gegeben und mit sechzehn vorstellungen in kupfer erlautert, translated as A short and faithful report of the Church known under the name of the Bohemian and Moravian Brethren, stemming from the Unitas Fratrum, [including their] teaching, outward and inner Church order and customs, derived from true documents and accounts from one of their Christian, unbiased, friends, and illustrated with sixteen copper images. Details of Bohemian-Moravian Church history, worship practices, government, education, and social customs are described and illustrated within 64 pages of text and 16 copper plate images.
    Subject: Moravian Church—Education, Moravian Church—Government, Moravian Church, Moravians, and Bohemian Brethren
    Creator: Anna Bellersen and Rachel Wheeler
    Owner: acarter@atla.com
    Publisher: Reeves Library, Moravian College and Theological Seminary
    Location: Reeves Library, Moravian College and Theological Seminary
    Language: German (with English Translation)
    Identifier: BRTHNRPT
  2. Acceptance into the Brethren.

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    Description: Plate 2 in 1757 German text related to the Moravian Church. (Kurze, zuverlaszige nachricht von der unter dem namen der Bomisch-Mahrischen bruder bekannten kirche Unitas Fratrum) Participants are noted as A. The Pastor who leads (verrichtet) the liturgy; B.B. The Pastors and Deacons accepting the new Brothers with the Holy Kiss.; C.C.The Deaconesses accepting the new Sisters in the same way; DD The Brothers and Sisters of the Congregation.
    Subject: Church membership. and Moravian Church--History.
    Owner: acarter@atla.com
    Publisher: Reeves Library, Moravian College and Theological Seminary
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  3. The Holy Kiss of Peace.

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    Description: Plate 12 in 1757 German text related to the Moravian Church (Kurze, zuverlaszige nachricht von der unter dem namen der Bomisch-Mahrischen bruder bekannten kirche Unitas Fratrum).
    Subject: Worship. and Moravian Church--History.
    Owner: acarter@atla.com
    Publisher: Reeves Library, Moravian College and Theological Seminary
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  4. Consecration. Blessing of the Bread for Communion in the Unity of the Brethren Church in London.

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    Description: Plate 8 in 1757 German text related to the Moravian Church (Kurze, zuverlaszige nachricht von der unter dem namen der Bomisch-Mahrischen bruder bekannten kirche Unitas Fratrum). Elements in the ceremony are noted as: A.A. The Consecrator in white with red sashes; B.B. The Deacon in white with white sashes; C. A Deaconess clad in white; D.D. The Communicants; E.E. The Communion Candidates; F. The Pulpit; G. The Communion Plate
    Subject: Lord's Supper, Moravian Church--Liturgy., and Moravian Church--History.
    Owner: acarter@atla.com
    Publisher: Reeves Library, Moravian College and Theological Seminary
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  5. Footwashing of the Sisters.

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    Description: Plate 13 in 1757 German text related to the Moravian Church (Kurze, zuverlaszige nachricht von der unter dem namen der Bomisch-Mahrischen bruder bekannten kirche Unitas Fratrum). Participants are noted as: A. The Pastor, who performs the liturgy, in white; B.B. Some Deaconesses, who wash all the Sisters’ feet.
    Subject: Worship. and Moravian Church--History.
    Owner: acarter@atla.com
    Publisher: Reeves Library, Moravian College and Theological Seminary
    Identifier: 00000077.jpg
  6. Easter Liturgy.

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    Description: Plate 16 in 1757 German text related to the Moravian Church (Kurze, zuverlaszige nachricht von der unter dem namen der Bomisch-Mahrischen bruder bekannten kirche Unitas Fratrum). Caption reads: Memorial for the departed Brothers and Sisters on Easter Morning on the hilltop in Herrnhuth.
    Subject: Moravian Church--Liturgy., Worship., and Moravian Church--History.
    Owner: acarter@atla.com
    Publisher: Reeves Library, Moravian College and Theological Seminary
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  7. Children’s Love Feast.

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    Description: Plate 14 in 1757 German text related to the Moravian Church (Kurze, zuverlaszige nachricht von der unter dem namen der Bomisch-Mahrischen bruder bekannten kirche Unitas Fratrum). Participants are noted as: A. The Pastor, who performs the liturgy; B.B. The boys; C.C. The girls; D.D. Male attendants; E.E. The female attendants who distribute.
    Subject: Moravian Church--Liturgy., Worship., and Moravian Church--History.
    Owner: acarter@atla.com
    Publisher: Reeves Library, Moravian College and Theological Seminary
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  8. Exorcism of the Baptismal Candidate among the Negroes.

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    Description: Plate 4 in 1757 German text related to the Moravian Church (Kurze, zuverlaszige nachricht von der unter dem namen der Bomisch-Mahrischen bruder bekannten kirche Unitas Fratrum). Participants are noted as A.The Pastor, who leads the ceremony; B.B. The Deacon who assists him; C.C.C.Three Negro baptismal candidates; D.D.D.D. Four Negro women baptismal candidates; E. The Negro Congregation
    Subject: African Americans., Moravian Church--History., and Baptism.
    Owner: acarter@atla.com
    Publisher: Reeves Library, Moravian College and Theological Seminary
    Identifier: 00000068.jpg
  9. Baptism of the Indians in America.

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    Description: Plate 5 in 1757 German text related to the Moravian Church (Kurze, zuverlaszige nachricht von der unter dem namen der Bomisch-Mahrischen bruder bekannten kirche Unitas Fratrum). Participants are noted as A. The Priest who performs the baptism;B.B.B. The baptismal candidates; C.C. The National Workers; D.D The Indian Congregation.
    Subject: Moravian Church--History., Baptism., and Indians of North America--Missions.
    Owner: acarter@atla.com
    Publisher: Reeves Library, Moravian College and Theological Seminary
    Identifier: 00000069.jpg
  10. Distribution of Communion.

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    Description: Plate 9 in 1757 German text related to the Moravian Church (Kurze, zuverlaszige nachricht von der unter dem namen der Bomisch-Mahrischen bruder bekannten kirche Unitas Fratrum). Elements in the ceremony are noted as:A. The Priest who performs the Liturgy; .B. The Priest breaks the bread; C. A Deacon who carries the blessed bread; D. A Deaconess does the same; E.E. The Communicants; F.F. The Candidates for Communion. G. Pulpit.
    Subject: Lord's Supper, Moravian Church--Liturgy., and Moravian Church--History.
    Owner: acarter@atla.com
    Publisher: Reeves Library, Moravian College and Theological Seminary
    Identifier: 00000073.jpg