Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata Cloister

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Ephrata Cloister or Ephrata Community was a religious community, established in 1732 by Johann Conrad Beissel at Ephrata, in what is now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The grounds of the community are now owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and are administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Marie Kachel Bucher, the last surviving resident of the Ephrata Cloister, died on July 27, 2008, at the age of 98. The community was descended from the pietistic Schwarzenau Brethren movement of Alexander Mack of Schwarzenau in Germany. The first schism from the general body occurred in 1728-the Seventh Day Dunkers, whose distinctive principle was that the seventh day was true Sabbathshow more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134908940
  • 9786134908948