The Plymouth Brethren is a conservative, Evangelical Christian movement, whose history can be traced to Dublin, Ireland, in the late 1820s. Although the group is notable for not taking any official "church name" to itself, and not having an official clergy or liturgy, the title "The Brethren," is one that many of their number are comfortable with in that the Bible designates all believers as "brethren" . "Brethren assemblies" are commonly perceived as being divided into at least two branches, the "Open Brethren" and the "Exclusive Brethren".
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... Evangelical religious movement, the Plymouth Brethren, was established in England ... At the turn of the 20th century, the Faroese Plymouth Brethren numbered thirty ... Today, approximately 10% of the Faroese population are members of the Open Brethren community (Brøðrasamkoman) ...
... The Exclusive Hales branch of the Plymouth Brethren are portrayed in the film Son of Rambow as trying to restrict the creativity and freedom of the film's main character ... The Plymouth Brethren are also featured in the book Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey, and in the film adaptation ... Oscar is raised by a strict Plymouth Brethren father and rebels by becoming an Anglican priest ...
... the Lord's table should be a public witness of the "brethren"'s position ... public meeting room for the movement that became known as Plymouth Brethren and they commenced celebrating Lord's supper (the Breaking of Bread) in the spring of 1830 ... When he moved to London he lived at Welbeck Street, London, where the brethren meeting room was located ...
Famous quotes containing the words brethren and/or plymouth:
“Mister Ward, dont yur blud bile at the thawt that three million and a half of your culled brethren air a clanking their chains in the South?Sez I, not a bile! Let em clank!”
—Artemus Ward (18341867)
“In clear weather the laziest may look across the Bay as far as Plymouth at a glance, or over the Atlantic as far as human vision reaches, merely raising his eyelids; or if he is too lazy to look after all, he can hardly help hearing the ceaseless dash and roar of the breakers. The restless ocean may at any moment cast up a whale or a wrecked vessel at your feet. All the reporters in the world, the most rapid stenographers, could not report the news it brings.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)