Moravian Church, Germany

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Planted by:

Rev. Frieder Vollprecht

Biblical Votum :

Luke 13,19: "It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches."

Tree species:

Prunus padus - Bird Cherry

Planting in the Luther Garden :

On October 7th, 2012, Pastor Frieder Vollprecht (watering the tree) planted a bird cherry tree on behalf of the Moravian Church, Germany.

Planting the partner tree :

On Reformation Day, October 31st, 2012, the Moravian Church Board in Herrnhut, Germany, planted two linden trees in memory of the work of the two reformers Martin Luther and Jan Hus. The founding of the Moravian church (“Bohemian Brotherhood” in German) goes back to the work of the Czech Reformer Jan Hus, who was sentenced and burned at the stake as a heretic. The linden tree was chosen as the tree species for the partner tree because it is the Czech national tree and is a vital part of the cityscape in the town of Herrnhut. Both of the “Reformation Linden Trees” were planted in the Baroque Garden in front of the Vogtshof, the seat of the Moravian church in Herrnhut. “With this we are emphasizing the connection which both reformers have for us, from Wittenberg and Prague, from Germany and Czechia,” said Frieder Vollprecht, member of the church leadership of the Moravian Church – Herrnhut Brotherhood and acting chair of the Moravian Church Board.

Location of the tree :

This tree is located in the :
Luthergarten Andreasbreite
Location of the Luther Garden :
Between Wallstraße, Kurfürstenring (formerly Hallesche Straße) and Elbstraße
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