What say y'all?
I've read a good deal about the early Moravians, and as I understand it they started off in the early 1700s at the estate of Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, who gave refuge to persecuted followers of the teaching of Hus. But the Hussites were not the only 'stream' that flowed into the work of God's spirit (as I see it) at that estate. Others blended, and the Moravian church was born in the 1720s from that flowing together. The place where this happened was called Herrnhut (The Watch of the Lord
), and so the people are sometimes known as Herrnhuter.
Some of Zinzendorf's devotional writings are in print in English in one or more collections of early Pietist writings, and I have read in them to supplement my spiritual diet, rather as I have read various Orthodox writers. (I have also been stirred by straightforward Moravian history).
It was Moravians who so deeply and strongly influenced John Wesley, before his Evangelical conversion in 1738, pointing out to him the need for an inner, living faith in the heart.
As far as I recall, I have only ever spoken at one Moravian church, and I believe that here in Britain at least they have changed rather a lot from the beliefs and practices of their early days.