Welcome to the Trinity Moravian Church Christmas Eve Page!

We will soon open to take orders for "Lovefeast-in-a-Bag" so that you can join in our Virtual Christmas Eve Lovefeast!  Come back on November 28 to place your order.

LOCAL PICKUP ORDERS CAN BE PLACED UNTIL DECEMBER 19.

ORDERS FOR SHIPMENT MUST BE IN BY DECEMBER 10 TO GUARANTEE THAT THE USPS WILL DELIVER.

We hope that you will join us in celebrating Christ's  birth through our virtual lovefeast on December 24.  Our Christmas Eve webcast will be available here, at trinitymoravian.org, in our Facebook group, and our Youtube channel.  The webcast will be available starting at 8 am on Christmas Eve, and can be played or replayed at any time after that.

To prepare for being part of the "virtual lovefeast," please prepare a simple meal of juice and cookies, or the traditional lovefeast bun and coffee (see recipes below).  Prepare candles by tying a red ribbon around the bottom.

During the webcast, families around the country (and indeed around the world) will be joining your family in our celebration.  At the end of the service, light candles and pass them to each member of the family.  As we sing the last verse of the last hymn, everyone is asked to raise their lit candles high in praise of the Christ child.  Moravians have been doing this on Christmas Eve for 273 years!


RECIPES

Making Your Own Lovefeast Coffee

The Trinity Moravian Church Coffee makers have been using regular Maxwell House coffee for many years.  You can use whatever brand of coffee you like, but Starbucks will taste different.  Probably most “standard” supermarket coffees (Folgers, 8 O’Clock, etc) will taste similar to the Maxwell House.  We use half-and-half for the creamer.

Most home coffee makers will make a pot with eight 8-oz cups.

For each eight-cup pot, add 1/3 cup of sugar and 2/3 cup of half-and-half.

If making by the cup, that’s 2 tsp sugar and 4 tsp half-and-half per cup.



Recipe for MORAVIAN LOVE FEAST BUNS  

From Mrs. Lahoma Gray


1 c. Melted Margarine 
1-1/2 c. Warm Water 
1-1/2 c. Honey or Sugar 
4 T. Yeast - dissolved in ½ cup warm water
4 Eggs - beaten 
4 T. Frozen Orange Concentrate
2 c. Flour
2 tsp. Salt
2 c. Hot Mashed Potatoes (potato flakes can be used)
2 T. Mace


Cream together the margarine and honey or sugar. Add eggs and frozen orange concentrate. Gradually add mashed potatoes, warm water and yeast. Mix together the flour salt and mace. Make a well in flour mixture and pour in liquid ingredients. Gradually add more flour tap- proximately 5 more cups) to make a dough that can be turned out and kneaded. Knead until spongy and smooth - approximately l0 minutes.

Let rise until double in bulk. Make out into rolls and let rise again.

Bake 350 for about 20 minutes. Brush with melted butter.