Daily Texts or Daily Wachwords
Bible text online
Here you will find the complete text of the Holy Bible (King James Version). Please select book, chapter, verse.
The Unity Board Administrator
Rev. Dr. Jørgen Bøytler (PhD); Lindegade 26; 6070 Christiansfeld; Denmark; mobile phone: +45 40361420; phone: +45 74561420; email: boytler(at)ebu.de
Count N. L. von Zinzendorf
The mission of the Moravian Church began with Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760) in 1732. Read more about the count here.
Nearly 100 beautiful and exciting short stories (only one page!) about specific people and events in the history of the Moravian Church and the Moravian Mission can be found on the Websites of the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem/PA, USA - list here, for example, about »Leonhard Dober, the first Moravian Missionary« or about »First missionaries to St. Croix« or about the »Arrival of first Moravians in Suriname« or about »Georg Schmidt - Moravian Missionary in South Africa« or about »Moravians on Robben Island« or about »David Zeisberger« or about »Moravians in Greenland« or about »Matthaeus Stach brings Greenlanders to Bethlehem« or about »Oly Carmel, a Young African in Herrnhut« or about »Christian Protten - Missionary to the Gold Coast of Africa«.
Here we publish documents of the worldwide Moravian Church or documents of individual provinces.
Unity Bishops' Conference 2014 -
Watchwords Provinces 2018
List with dates
Unity Women's Desk -
Prayer List February 2019
Prayer List January 2019
Prayer List December 2018
Moravian Messenger, British Prov. -
Moravian Magazine, North America -
News from Eastern West Indies -
BWM News Bulletins -
Onward Newsletter, US-South Prov.´
December 2018 / January 2019
We invite you to visit Herrnhut in Saxony, East Germany. Some tourist information about Herrnhut you will find here. The name »Herrnhut« means »The Lord's watchful care«.
Unity Synod Report
A first report on the 43rd Unitäty Synod from 12th to 19th August 2016 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, can be found here. Publisher is the Moravian Church in North America, Southern Province. All resolutions of the 43rd Unitäty Synodyou can be found here (2 MB).
Mission news from all over the world
Here are some issues of our monthly Newsletter "Moravian Mission News"
MMN 2016-05 (13.05.2016)
MMN 2016-03+04 (08.04.2016)
MMN 2016-02 (26.02.2016)
MMN 2016-01 (25.01.2016)
MMN 2015-11+12 (24.12.2015)
MMN 2015-09+10 (02.10.2015)
MMN 2015-08 (25.08.2015)
MMN 2015-07 (20.07.2015)
MMN 2015-06 (16.06.2015)
MMN 2015-05 (12.05.2015)
MMN 2015-04 (05.04.2015)
MMN 2015-03 (12.03.2015)
MMN 2015-02 (13.02.2015)
MMN 2015-01 (26.01.2015)
MMN 2014-12 (23.12.2014)
You can order the newsletter for free. Write an email: a.tasche(at)ebu.de.
Star Mountain Rehabilitation Center
Star Mountain Rehabilitation Center (SMRC) near Ramallah, Palestine, is an Unity undertaking in responsibility of the Moravian Mission Society in Germany. Mission Statement of SMRC here. General Information of SMRC here. News of SMRC on Facebook here. Documentary on Youtube about SMRC (20 min.) here. The long and exciting history of the SMRC here and here. Annual Narrative Report 2015 here.
Zinzendorf on Christian Mission
Count Zinzendorf has often taught on Mission. Some of his most important statements can be found here.
The Ground of the Unity
The »Ground of the Unity« is the beginning of the Church Order of the worldwide Moravian Church. It is a Basic document and contains in eleven paragraphs something like the comfession of the Moravian Church. Download here. Different aspects, comments and thought-provoking questions here (Introduction), here (Part I), here (Part II), here (Part III), here (page 26 - 29; Part IV), here (Part V), here (page 22 - 26; Part V).
Unity Prayer Watch
Unity Offering 2018
The 2018 Unity Offering has been designated for the purchase of a piece of land for a church office for the Moravian Church in Peru. More information here.
Book on HIV/AIDS
Book with life stories of people living with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania, South Province: Claudia Zeising, "The joy of being alive". Stories in Englsh, German and Swahili; a lot of pictures; 19,90 EUR; order the book here: a.tasche(at)ebu.de.
In the Moravian Church, there are several theological schools (universities and Bible schools). In addition, some provinces of the Moravian Church in Tanzania have their own theological college.
Moravian Bible Institute
in Ahuas + Puerto Lempira (Hond.)
Alaska Bible Seminary
in Bethel/Alaska (USA)
Moravian Theological Seminary
in Bethlehem/PA (USA)
Moravian Theological Seminary
in Puerto Cabezas (Nikaragua)
Moravian Theological Seminary
in Heideveld (Südafrika)
Theolog. College of the West Indies
in Kingston (Jamaika)
Teofilo Kisanji University
in Mbeya (Tansania)
in Mwene Ditu (DR Kongo)
Moravian Theological Seminary
in Paramaribo (Surinam)
Here you get some basic information about the "Moravian Mission Society in Germany" and some mission news in English.
On the website of UNITAS fratrum you can find many information on the world wide Moravian Church as well as many contact data. Click here.
Church Order of the Unitas Fratrum
The complete text of the »Church Order of the Unitas Fratrum - Moravian Church« you can find here: 180 pages, corporating resolutions from previous Unity Synods, published by order of the Unity Synod held at Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, England, 28th July - 7th August 2009.
Worldwide Moravian Church
Mission history, Mission theology
The Moravian Church and the Moravian Mission have a long and exciting history. The Moravian Mission is the oldest protestant mission, which was started and supported by a congregation or a church. A lecture can be found here. Please read about the beginnings of the Moravian Mission (here and here) and its spread over the whole world (here and here). See a film (»First Fruits«, 60 min.) about the beginnings of the Moravian Mission in Herrnhut and on St. Thomas here. A profound essay on the theology and practice of the Moravian Mission from Robert L. Gallagher »Zinzendorf and the Early Moravian Mission Movement« you can read here. A sermon on the »Great Commission« in Matthew 28,18-20 here (in German).
UNITAS FRATRUM - size comparison
Unity in diversity
The Unity Business Administrator Dr. Jørgen Bøytler (DK) has given a lecture in 2014 at the »Moravian Theological Seminary« in Bethlehem/Pennsylvania: »Unity in Diversity: Challenges to the Worldwide Moravian Unity« - read here.
»Living Branches« - A new resource for teaching Moravian heritage
The Moravian Church in America has a new resource for teaching our Moravian heritage! This curriculum, called Living Branches: Moravians Growing in Faith, Love & Hope, is a flexible, 13-week Sunday School program focused on sharing the story of our Moravian heritage from Jan Hus to the present day. It includes lower elementary, upper elementary, youth and adult components. More about Living Branches here. Download PDF: Lower Elementary (15 MB), Upper Elementary (31 MB), Middel/High School (24 MB), Adults (3 MB).
Movies on different projects
Movies on different Projects of the Moravian Mission in many countries - some of them in English - cou can see here. Most of the Movies are short. See the Moravian Church in Tanzania, South Africa, Palestine, Latvia, Albania, Nicaragua, Surinam and India.
Especially for women
Website »Unity Women's Desk« here.
Craig Atwood, »Listening to the Sisters: Five Centuries of Leadership in the Moravian Church«, 2015, Manuscript here, Power-Point-Presentation here (23 MB).
Mary Kategile, »The Ordination of Women in the Moravian Church in Tanzania«, 2008, here.
Erdmuth Dorothea von Zinzendorf (1700-1756) here.
Zinzendorf and Anna Nitschmann (1715-1760) here.
Woman Priests in the Moravian Church in 1758 here.
Provinces of the Moravian Church
Alaska und Alaska Bible Seminary
Great Britain and Irland
Honduras und Clinik in Ahuas und Bibel School in Puerto Lempira
Labrador and Newfoundland
Nicaragua (Miskito) and Nikragua (Mayangna) und Collegio Moravo
North Aamerica (two provinces)
North America (North Province) and North America (South Provinz)
Suriname and Theological Seminary
Tanzania (six provinces) and Teofilo Kisanji University
TZ South Province and TZ South West Province
Tschechien (Mission Province) Tschechien (Province)
Eastern West Indies
Other Moravian Mission Societies
Important organisations and undertakings
House of Religions – Dialogue of Cultures, Bern, CH
Moravian Archives Bethlehem/PA, USA
Moravian Archives Winston-Salem/NC, USA.
Moravian Brass Band Union of South Africa
Moravian Church Foundation Zeist, Netherlands
Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth/PA, USA
Moravian Institute, Rajpur, North India
Moravian Merchandise, Bad Boll, Germany
Moravian Music Foundation, Bethlehem/PA, USA
Red Cedar, Wupperthal, South Africa
Unity Archives in Herrnhut, Germany