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Yes...it's true...we love the 'German' tradition of hanging MORAVIAN STARS at Christmas (click on the photo for the annual Christmas Display at Our Saviour Evangelical Lutheran Church).
For those who don't know, a Moravian star (German: Herrnhuter Stern) is an illuminated Advent, Christmas, or Epiphany decoration popular in Germany and in places in America and Europe where there are Moravian congregations. The stars take their English name from the Moravian Church, originating in Moravia. In Germany, they are known as Herrnhut stars, named after the Moravian Mother Community in Saxony, where they were first commercially produced. Read more about them here.
FOR MORE ABOUT OUR SAVIOUR'S LONG HISTORY IN CROTON, CLICK HERE TO SEE SELECT SCANS FROM THE 1939 DEDICATION BOOKLET.