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Blija, a town (pop. about 1,200 in 1950) in the Dutch province of [[Friesland (Netherlands)|Friesland]], where a Mennonite congregation was founded between 1600 and 1610, or even earlier. After a visit by the traveling elder, [[Jacobsz, Jan (1542-1612)|Jan Jacobsz]], in Blija, a second church was formed here adhering to the Jan-Jacobsgezinden, which existed until 1767 and then merged with the other congregation. Later on Blija united with [[Holwerd (Friesland, Netherlands)|Holwerd]], retaining its own management for a time. The Blija congregation had about eight members in 1950 in the town and vicinity. The church, built in 1806, was thoroughly renovated in 1853-1854, but it was sold in 1935, the last service being held in it on 15 February 1935. Every second Sunday the Mennonites of Blija attended services in Holwerd.
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Blija, a town (pop. about 1,200 in 1950) in the Dutch province of [[Friesland (Netherlands)|Friesland]], where a Mennonite congregation was founded between 1600 and 1610, or even earlier. After a visit by the traveling elder, [[Jacobsz, Jan (1542-1612)|Jan Jacobsz]], in Blija, a second church was formed here adhering to the Jan-Jacobsgezinden, which existed until 1767 and then merged with the other congregation. Later on Blija united with [[Holwerd (Friesland, Netherlands)|Holwerd]], retaining its own management for a time. The Blija congregation had about eight members in 1950 in the town and vicinity. The church, built in 1806, was thoroughly renovated in 1853-1854, but it was sold in 1935, the last service being held in it on 15 February 1935. Every second Sunday the Mennonites of Blija attended services in [[Holwerd (Friesland, Netherlands)|Holwerd]].
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. <em>Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Friesland</em>. Leeuwarden: W. Eekhoff, 1839: 160, 164, 223, 306.
 
Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. <em>Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Friesland</em>. Leeuwarden: W. Eekhoff, 1839: 160, 164, 223, 306.
  
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>, 4 vols. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 237.
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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>, 4 vols. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 237.
  
 
<em>Nederlands archief voor kerkgeschiedenis </em>(9): 227.
 
<em>Nederlands archief voor kerkgeschiedenis </em>(9): 227.
 
 
= Maps =
 
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[[Map:Blija (Friesland)|Map:Blija (Friesland)]]
 
[[Map:Blija (Friesland)|Map:Blija (Friesland)]]
 
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Blija, a town (pop. about 1,200 in 1950) in the Dutch province of Friesland, where a Mennonite congregation was founded between 1600 and 1610, or even earlier. After a visit by the traveling elder, Jan Jacobsz, in Blija, a second church was formed here adhering to the Jan-Jacobsgezinden, which existed until 1767 and then merged with the other congregation. Later on Blija united with Holwerd, retaining its own management for a time. The Blija congregation had about eight members in 1950 in the town and vicinity. The church, built in 1806, was thoroughly renovated in 1853-1854, but it was sold in 1935, the last service being held in it on 15 February 1935. Every second Sunday the Mennonites of Blija attended services in Holwerd.

[edit] Bibliography

Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Friesland. Leeuwarden: W. Eekhoff, 1839: 160, 164, 223, 306.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 237.

Nederlands archief voor kerkgeschiedenis (9): 227.

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Map:Blija (Friesland)


Author(s) Jacob Loosjes
Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953


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MLA style

Loosjes, Jacob and Nanne van der Zijpp. "Blija (Friesland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 30 Sep 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Blija_(Friesland,_Netherlands)&oldid=126245.

APA style

Loosjes, Jacob and Nanne van der Zijpp. (1953). Blija (Friesland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 September 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Blija_(Friesland,_Netherlands)&oldid=126245.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 362. All rights reserved.


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