|Church St. & Central Moravian Church, December 1972|
We have a month until Christmas. Things are going to be busy, so here's news and links of an old Moravian tradition.
Here's a link to WFMZ-TV in the Lehigh Valley and a video piece on the "Putz" at Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem, PA.
LINK to WFMZ
What is a "Putz," you ask?
According to Wikipedia:
In early-colonial American Moravian homes, the construction of a nativity scene, or putz, at the base of a Christmas tree was a very common holiday activity. The term was derived from the German verb putzen, which means "to clean" or "to decorate."Central Moravian Putz link
Some other links found quickly on Google:
Nazareth Moravian Web page
Facebook for Edgeboro Moravian Church
Mountainview Moravian Link
East Hills Moravian Link
Article on First Moravian York, PA, putz from 2008
Even in Labrador, a link