Moravian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Moravian of or relating to the people or culture of Moravia
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Moravian Of or pertaining to Moravia, or to the United Brethren. See Moravian n.
    • n Moravian (Eccl. Hist) One of a religious sect called the United Brethrenan offshoot of the Hussites in Bohemia), which formed a separate church of Moravia, a northern district of Austria, about the middle of the 15th century. After being nearly extirpated by persecution, the society, under the name of The Renewed Church of the United Brethren, was reëstablished in 1722-35 on the estates of Count Zinzendorf in Saxony. Called also Herrnhuter.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Moravian Pertaining to Moravia or the Moravians.
    • Moravian Pertaining to the religious denomination of the Moravians.
    • n Moravian A native or an inhabitant of Moravia, a crownland of the Cisleithan division of Austria-Hungary, lying southeast of Bohemia. The Moravians are Slavs in race and language, closely allied to the Czechs.
    • n Moravian A member of the Christian denomination entitled the Unitas Fratrum or United Brethren, which traces its origin to John Huss. Its members were expelled from Bohemia and from Moravia in 1627, but in 1722 a remnant settled in Herrnhut, Saxony (hence the brethren are sometimes, in Germany, called Herrnhuter). The organization at present has three home provinces (German, British, and American — each of which has its own government by synod) and several mission provinces. All these together form a whole, represented by a general synod, which meets every ten years in Herrnhut. The ministers are bishops (not diocesan), presbyters, and deacons. The worship is liturgical. The members of the denomination believe in the Scriptures as the only rule of faith and practice, and maintain the doctrines of the total depravity of human nature, the love of God the Father, the actual humanity and godhead of Jesus Christ, the atonement, the work of the Holy Spirit, good works as the fruit of the Spirit, the second coming of Christ, and the resurrection of the dead. The Moravians are especially noted for their energy and success in missionary work.
    • n Moravian Of or pertaining to Moray; an inhabitant of Moray.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Moravian mo-rā′vi-an pertaining to Moravia or the Moravians
    • n Moravian one of a Christian denomination entitled Unitas Fratrum of United Brethren, a small body of Protestants of extraordinary missionary energy, founded in the 15th century
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

He had been attracted by the Moravians.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
One was an Eskimo, who had fired off a cannon to celebrate when the Moravian mission boat came in.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
Of Catholics there are not many in Jamaica; of the Moravians I heard on all sides the warmest praise.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
My first Sunday, Toby took me to his church in Moravian Alley; and that was in a garden too.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
THE MORAVIANS IN FETTER LANE.
"The Religious Life of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Cornwallis was now encamped about twenty-five miles above them, at the old Moravian town of Salem.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
They landed in a Moravian town where they met some friends owning horses.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
The Moravians have been established since 1732.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
This is clearly possible and has been largely exceeded by the Moravian Church.
"The Call of the World" by W. E. Doughty
Isn't it true, Toinette, am I unfit to be a Moravian?
"The Children of the World" by Paul Heyse
None but Moravians, perhaps, would have so parted for ever.
"How to Observe" by Harriet Martineau
Speratus wrote the hymn in a Moravian prison into which he had been cast because of his bold espousal of the Lutheran teachings.
"The Story of Our Hymns" by Ernest Edwin Ryden
Moravians, the, 285, 341.
"A Historical Geography of the British Colonies" by Charles Prestwood Lucas
Yesterday we had the pleasure of seeing the Moravian mills in New Jersey.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
There were also at Bethlehem some other friendly Indians who had been converted to Christianity by the Moravians.
"The True Benjamin Franklin" by Sydney George Fisher
Educated by the Moravians.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
The Moravians have given Bethlehem a national reputation as a musical centre.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
The other Viennese was manager of the stables to the Moravian landowner, Count Engelshort.
"The Yellow Rose" by Mór Jókai
Everywhere Love hath Moravian missionaries.
"Pierre; or The Ambiguities" by Herman Melville
After breakfast I asked the landlord what the building opposite was, and he said it was the Moravian church.
"Over Here" by Hector MacQuarrie
***

In poetry:

And when the wailing trombones go
    Along the street before the dead
In that Moravian custom quaint,
    They smile because a soul has fled.
"The Widow's House" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Not this new country's rush and haste
    Could breed, one thinks, so still a life;
Here is the old Moravian home,
    A placid foe of worldly strife.
"The Widow's House" by Sarah Orne Jewett
October's leaf was sere;
The day was dark and drear.
Wild war was loosed in rage o'er our quiet country then;
When at Moravian town,
Where the little Thames flows down,
In the net of battle caught was Proctor and his men.
"Tecumthe" by Nora Pembroke

In news:

Moravian Bjork' head cast of 'Don Juan in Prague' at BAM Harvey Theater.
Privy preservation Portions of Moravian outhouse may date back to 1759.
1 Admission at the door is $1 with all proceeds going to support Grace Moravian Outreach Ministries.
Muhlenberg at Moravian college football.
Muhlenberg at Moravian in Division III college football on November 10, 2012.
Moravians kept diaries, including their thoughts on death.
Historic Photographs from the Moravian Children's Home.
Historic Photographs of the Moravian Children's Home from the 1940s through the 1960s, courtesy of Jim and Joel Henkelman.
New Beginnings Moravian Church will hold a workshop, "Holiday Cards for Heroes," Saturday, Nov 12, from 10 am until noon.
HUNTERSVILLE – New Beginnings Moravian Church, 201 Seagle St, welcomes the public to a series of fall classes.
Our tour started in the Moravian Museum, where the Moravians worshipped.
Albright beat Moravian 85-74 to win the Reading Tip-Off Tournament.
The Penn State Behrend women's basketball team saw its season come to an end Saturday as it fell to Moravian 80-60 in the ECAC South Region semifinals.
A Moravian star is seen in the new Lititz mural.
BETHLEHEM – Northwestern had won five straight soccer matches against Moravian Academy three of them by shutout.
***

In science:

MPl acknowledges the support of SoMoPro project funded under FP7 (People) Grant Agreement no 229603 and by South Moravian Region.
Encryption with Weakly Random Keys Using Quantum Ciphertext
***