World’s Oldest Ausbund: Bundled Treasure
World’s Oldest Ausbund: Bundled Treasure is cancelled due to concerns for the health and well-being of the community.
Discover an important artifact from Anabaptist history on March 30 at 7 pm at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster PA 17602. Joe Springer, Curator of the Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen, Indiana, reveals the Ausbund hymnal and discusses the “Sammelband” style of binding printed hymn pamphlets together, as this Ausbund is part of a Sammelband.
Attendance is by donation.
The Ausbund is the oldest Anabaptist hymnal. It has been in continuous use for worship since its first printing in 1564, and many Amish communities use it in worship today.
Springer will also introduce hymns and other devotional literature that flourished in pamphlet form among Anabaptist groups during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Beyond the lecture, the Ausbund is available for viewing in the historical society library: Tuesday, March 31, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and Wednesday, April 1, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.