Gregor, Christian

Gregor, Christian an eminent bishop and hymnologist of the Moravian Church, was born January 1, 1723, at Diersdorf, in Silesia, and died November 6, 1801, at Berthelsdorf, in Saxony. He spent a year and a half (1770-1772) in America, on an official visit to the churches of the Brethren. Among the compilers of the large German Moravian Hymn-book (Gesangbuch zum Gebrauch der Evangelischen Bruedergemeinden) he was pre-eminent, furnishing more than three hundred hymns of his own. He published, besides, a valuable collection of chorals and anthems, and composed a number of the liturgical services which are still in use. (E. de S.)

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