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Joris van (der) Meersch (in [[Braght, Tieleman Jansz van (1625-1664)|van Braght's]][[Martyrs' Mirror|&lt;em&gt; Martyrs' Mirror &lt;/em&gt;]]van Meesch) was an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr, executed at [[Ghent (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Ghent]], [[Belgium|Belgium]] on 22 November 1570 (method of execution unknown), with Jacob (Jacop) Lowijs. The <em>Martyr's Mirror </em>states that they were executed "about 1570." Particulars are lacking. The Dutch martyr book <em>Historie der Warachtige getuygen Jesu Christi </em>(Hoorn, 1617) contains two accounts on these martyrs, both incomplete; the second account was used by van Braght. Joris and Jacob are celebrated in a hymn, "Broeders en susters al ghemeyn, fondeert alleen op Christum den Steijn" (Brethren and sisters all together, build only on Christ, the Stone, as foundation), found in the <em>[[Tweede Liedeboeck, Het|Tweede Liedeboeck]] </em>of 1583.
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Joris van (der) Meersch (in [[Braght, Tieleman Jansz van (1625-1664)|van Braght's]][[Martyrs' Mirror|<em> Martyrs' Mirror </em>]]van Meesch) was an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr, executed at [[Ghent (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Ghent]], [[Belgium|Belgium]] on 22 November 1570 (method of execution unknown), with Jacob (Jacop) Lowijs. The <em>Martyr's Mirror </em>states that they were executed "about 1570." Particulars are lacking. The Dutch martyr book <em>Historie der Warachtige getuygen Jesu Christi </em>(Hoorn, 1617) contains two accounts on these martyrs, both incomplete; the second account was used by van Braght. Joris and Jacob are celebrated in a hymn, "Broeders en susters al ghemeyn, fondeert alleen op Christum den Steijn" (Brethren and sisters all together, build only on Christ, the Stone, as foundation), found in the <em>[[Tweede Liedeboeck, Het|Tweede Liedeboeck]] </em>of 1583.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk</em>. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685. Part II: 506.
 
Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk</em>. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685. Part II: 506.
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Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em class="gameo_bibliography">The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660.</em> Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 845. Available online at: [http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm].
 
Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em class="gameo_bibliography">The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660.</em> Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 845. Available online at: [http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm].
  
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 65.
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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 65.
  
 
Verheyden, A. L. E. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). </em>Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 57, No. 198.
 
Verheyden, A. L. E. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). </em>Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 57, No. 198.

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Joris van (der) Meersch (in van Braght's Martyrs' Mirror van Meesch) was an Anabaptist martyr, executed at Ghent, Belgium on 22 November 1570 (method of execution unknown), with Jacob (Jacop) Lowijs. The Martyr's Mirror states that they were executed "about 1570." Particulars are lacking. The Dutch martyr book Historie der Warachtige getuygen Jesu Christi (Hoorn, 1617) contains two accounts on these martyrs, both incomplete; the second account was used by van Braght. Joris and Jacob are celebrated in a hymn, "Broeders en susters al ghemeyn, fondeert alleen op Christum den Steijn" (Brethren and sisters all together, build only on Christ, the Stone, as foundation), found in the Tweede Liedeboeck of 1583.

Bibliography

Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685. Part II: 506.

Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 845. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 65.

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 57, No. 198.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop : B. De Graaf, 1965: 72.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Joris van Meersch (d. 1570)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 24 Nov 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Joris_van_Meersch_(d._1570)&oldid=92178.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Joris van Meersch (d. 1570). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 November 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Joris_van_Meersch_(d._1570)&oldid=92178.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 123. All rights reserved.


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