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14630
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Lovefeasts are a Moravian tradition involving community gatherings on Christmas Eve to celebrate the birth of Christ. Simplicity and community are the hallmarks of lovefeasts, often observed with simple food and song. It is believed the first recorded lovefeast was on August 13, 1727 in Saxony. Though Christmas is a larger celebration, smaller more intimate lovefeasts take place to observe more personal events like birthdays and funerals.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 30, Dec 1946, p3, 19, il
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19692
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Moravian director Count Zinzendorf envisioned a colony \"on a large tract of land on which the Moravians might live undisturbed, having the liberty of excluding all strangers from their settlements.\" This idea of a colony was distinct from other Piedmont settlers like the Scotch-Irish and Germans whom chose to settle on independent and isolated farms. From this colony a number of distinct social and religious behaviors evolved and are reviewed in this article.
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31677
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Lacy S. Vernon and his family in Mt. Airy are members of the Grace Moravian Church. In this article, Vernon describes the Moravian Christmas traditions and Yuletide celebrations, which include the Love feast and Candlelight Service.
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32908
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A variety of unique Christmas customs are observed and closely tied to regions of North Carolina. In historic areas, such as Halifax and New Bern’s Tryon Palace, special events and tours reflect 18th-century traditions. In places such as Old Salem, decorations and ceremonies reflect the influence of the Moravians.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 39 Issue 12, Dec 1981, p18-19, il, por
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37424
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Knowledge about a religious sect settled in Salem between the mid-18th and early 20th centuries and archival conservation process can be found in this profile of D.H. Hill Library. More about Moravians can be mined in the million pages plus of documents chronicling everyday life in nearly every day detail. How manuscripts are conserved can be better understood by factors accounting for their unique appearance and unusual fragility.
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38138
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Traditions associated with Christmas, German immigrant style, are still part of the Yuletide season for many North Carolinians. Traditions traced back to German immigrants also with a religious base include the Moravians’ Putz, a nativity related decoration, and Lebkuchen, a cookie. A holiday tradition with a somewhat dubious origin was the Christmas tree, this decoration possibly brought in by Hessian soldiers during the Revolutionary War.