Moravian lovefeasts are a modern version of the “agape” meals held in homes during the New Testament-early Christian era. At Home Moravian we serve coffee and a bun while singing hymns based on the theme of the service, such as mission, Christmas or Good Friday. After everyone has been served by dieners (German for “servers”) a blessing for the meal is spoken: “Come Lord Jesus, Our Guest to be, and bless these gifts bestowed by Thee.”
Everyone partakes while music is provided. A brief message is usually included as part of the service. On Christmas Eve (right), lighted beeswax candles are passed to everyone, reaffirming faith in Jesus Christ, the Light of the World.