Moravian Love Feast

Everyone is invited to join us on Sunday, November 28th, at 6 p.m. for the Moravian Love Feast.  The Moravian Love Feast is an annual tradition here at Central, one which has grown and developed over the years. Members of the church bring sweet breads to be blessed and share and there is Hot Wassail, a spiced apple punch, for everyone to drink. We hope to see you there!

For background on this tradition see below…

This celebration grows out of the tradition of the Moravian Church.  They trace their roots to John Hus, an early Reformer in Moravia, now part of the Czech Republic.  Hus was a priest who was executed in 1415 for advocating ideas Martin Luther would fight for a hundred years later in Germany.  His followers, who came to be known in this country as the Moravian Church, were the first Protestant Church in Europe, even before there was a Protestant Movement. Hundreds of years ago, as part of their Christmas observances, Moravians developed a celebration meal that has come to be called a “Love Feast.”  It is not intended to be a communion service, but was intended to reflect the “agape meals’ believers shared in t he earliest days of the Christian movement.  Many American churches outside the Moravian tradition also observe this feast.

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