Christmas at Chortitz 2016

The Chortitz Church Heritage Committee is please to announce the third annual “Christmas at Chortitz”, an evening of German and English Christmas carols.  You are invited to attend this festive event in celebration of Christ’s birth, with special music & Friedensfürst.

Saturday, December 10, 2016at 7 PM in Randolph, Manitoba

Christmas at Chortitz 2016
Christmas at Chortitz 2016

 

Second Annual Christmas at Chortitz

The Chortitz Church Heritage Committee is please to announce the second annual “Christmas at Chortitz”, an evening of German and English Christmas carols.  You are invited to attend this festive event in celebration of Christ’s birth, with special music by Willie & Lin Wiebe. Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7 PM in Randolph, Manitoba.

Christmas at Chortitz 2015
Christmas at Chortitz 2015

ForeFathers Day at Chortitz

The Chortitz Church Heritage Committee invites you to ‘Honour thy Father’ at ForeFathers Day at Chortitz.

The Chortitz Church Heritage Committee invites you to ‘Honour thy Father’ at ForeFathers Day at Chortitz, in Randolph, MB on June 20, 2015 at 7 PM.  Free admission.

ForeFathersDay 2015 Poster

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Final Service at the Randolph Church

Chortitzer Mennonite Church, Randolph, Manitoba
Chortitzer Mennonite Church, Randolph, Manitoba

Courtesy of Chortitzer.com

The Chortitzer Mennonite Conference is inviting you to a celebration of God’s grace on the Mennonite people at the Randolph CMC Church.

After operating for over a century, the church is being closed and the CMC is holding a celebration service to commemorate the role that it has in played the in Mennonite history both within the Conference and on the grander scale. Continue reading “Final Service at the Randolph Church”

CMC Heritage Project at Randolph, MB

In the 1870’s Mennonites, known as Die Mennonitische Gemeinde zu Chortitz, came to Canada from Russia and landed at the junction of the Red and Rat Rivers (near present day Ste. Agathe). From there, they journeyed east and built their first church at Chortitz (present day Randolph) and established a cemetery where today, over 400 people are buried.

In the 1870’s Mennonites, known as Die Mennonitische Gemeinde zu Chortitz, came to Canada from Russia and landed at the junction of the Red and Rat Rivers (near present day Ste. Agathe).  From there, they journeyed east and built their first church at Chortitz (present day Randolph) and established a cemetery where today, over 400 people are buried.

Interest has been expressed in restoring the cemetery and preserving it as a heritage site.  In the same way as the Israelites took stones from the riverbed to recall the crossing of the Jordan into the promised land for future generations, this cemetery is a reminder to many of their spiritual heritage.  In October 2009, the CMC Ministerial approved its designation as a Heritage Cemetery. Continue reading “CMC Heritage Project at Randolph, MB”