Memorabilia of the Southern Province, 2002-2013
From Former Archivist Richard W. Starbuck:
“In times past, it was a cherished tradition of the Moravian Church to read a Memorabilia of notable events at a closing service of a waning year. Not only did a Memorabilia remind a congregation of its own deeds and accomplishments during the passing year, but it also recalled the leading of the Savior as we sought to do his will.
In the Southern Province the first settlers in 1753 were prevented from holding a Memorabilia or Watchnight service, because “our cabin was very full” with visitors. Since then Bethabara and then Salem held Memorabilia services for more than two centuries until the final Salem Congregation Memorabilia was read on New Year’s Eve 1968.
In 2002 the Moravian Archives began compiling a Southern Province Memorabilia of notable events as a continuation of the 250th anniversary history, With Courage for the Future: The Story of the Moravian Church, Southern Province.”
The series continued until 2013, and is available here and on our Reading Room computers.
- Memorabilia of 2002
- Memorabilia of 2003
- Memorabilia of 2004
- Memorabilia of 2005
- Memorabilia of 2006
- Memorabilia of 2007
- Memorabilia of 2008
- Memorabilia of 2009
- Memorabilia of 2010
- Memorabilia of 2011
- Memorabilia of 2012
- Memorabilia of 2013