Re: [Authentic_SCA] Digest Number 2549/Was Ordnung...a little OT
- Basically--the translation is something like 'What rule do you follow?'
with 'rule' in this case referring to ordinances for living like
Benedict's or Francis's rules for their monastic orders (which includes
rules for clothing). The roots of the Amish and Mennonite movements are
in the Reformation. In south central Pennsylvania, where I am originally
from, you have Lutheran southern German dialect speaking communities
(like the one my grandmother and dad grew up in) Mennonite and Amish
My dad's family's roots are Lutheran (ie other an extra language and
food, not too different from the mainstream) and I had a friend in grade
school who dressed exactly as I did, except that she always wore slacks
that looked very feminine, and (once she was a church member) a little
net cap--she was a 'modern' Mennonite. Then you had 'old order' and
black bumper Mennonites, as well as various Amish denominations.
Just as the multiplicity of denominations sprung up all over northern
Europe during the Reformation and counter-Reformation, the inheritors of
the Protestant movement brought the impetus to divide when they came to
the New World in search of religious freedom for their various
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:01:20 -0500
Subject: Re: Are you Amish?
> Then, one of them finally got up the nerve to ask me something to"Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain."
> the effect
> of "Was ordnung du bis?", which I can only assume means, "What kind
> of Amish
> person are you? :)
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