The Insignia of the Order of the Grain of Mustard Seed

by the Editors

A distinctive order to leaven Christendom.

[Christian History originally published this article in Christian History Issue 1 in 1982 ]

WITH FIVE OTHER STUDENTS at Halle, Zinzendorf formed a society which eventually developed into The Order of the Mustard Seed. A distinctive shield and insignia were developed: “No man liveth unto himself. ” Its express purpose was to be a leaven among all Christians and to labor for the salvation and fellowship of all regardless of denominations. In later years, churchmen and statesmen of many origins, including the Archbishops of Canterbury and Paris, the King of Denmark and General Oglethorpe, became members of the order.

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