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Aankomelingen, or aankomende vrienden, the term used by early Dutch Mennonites for those who were of the age to be received into the brotherhood. After the regular services they received some instruction from the Bible and later from the confession of faith. If necessary, they were first taught to read. 

(See also Catechism)


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Aankomelingen." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 25 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Aankomelingen&oldid=74428.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1953). Aankomelingen. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Aankomelingen&oldid=74428.




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