JAN HUS LEGACY CELEBRATION – Lovefeast, Sunday, July 19, 2015, 3:00pm, Home Moravian Church.
The service will emphasize Word and Sacrament, as a single, unified liturgy. The prayers of the service are largely drawn from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom of the Orthodox Church, and translated by the Rev. C. Daniel Crews. Mr. Crews has written a new hymn, Rejoice, O Czechs, and Every Land, based on the concepts of a hymn commemorating the martyrdom of Jan Hus, found in the 1615 Czech hymnal of the Unitas Fratrum.
Two other hymns by Jan Hus have been translated and set to tunes from the 1615 Czech hymnal and the 1531 German hymnal of the Unitas Fratrum. The choral introit is also a commemorative hymn from the 1615 Czech hymnal, trans. by Crews, and set to the original chant tune.
Other musical offerings will be presented by children and youth musicians, along with a setting of a Moravian hymn to Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus. The offertory anthem, Lord Christ Jesus, Our Salvation, is a Dirk French translation and arrangement of a Jan Hus text and a 15th century tune from Hohenfurth (Vyšší Brod, Czech Republik).
FLORIDA – JAN HUS LEGACY CELEBRATION – the Florida District Moravian RCC will observe the 600th Anniversary with a celebration held July 19 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, and includes a worship service with Holy Communion, lunch, music and singing.