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The Alexanderkrone Mennonite Church, Molotschna settlement, province Taurida, was originally a branch of the Margenau Mennonite Church. In 1890 the congregation became independent and built in the village of Alexanderkrone a spacious church, in which services were held every Sunday. Feetwashing was observed with communion. The Alexanderkrone Mennonite Church (in 1913) numbered 1,700, of whom 600 were baptized members. The members, including the inhabitants of neighboring Kleefeld, Lichtfelde, Steinfeld, Neukirch and Prangenau, were chiefly farmers. The church participated in mission work and carried on social work. Its ministers were unsalaried. Heinrich Koop (born 18 November 1844) served as its first elder (after 1901). For later developments, see Molotschna.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 22.

Author(s) Heinrich Koop
Date Published 1955

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Koop, Heinrich. "Alexanderkrone Mennonite Church (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 29 May 2016.,_Zaporizhia_Oblast,_Ukraine)&oldid=118801.

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Koop, Heinrich. (1955). Alexanderkrone Mennonite Church (Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 May 2016, from,_Zaporizhia_Oblast,_Ukraine)&oldid=118801.

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