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Verhaal van't gene verhandelt ende besloten is in de By-eenkomste tot Leyden is the printed report (published at Amsterdam, 1661) of a meeting of a number of Flemish elders, preachers, and deacons, held at Leiden, Holland, on 18-22 June 1660. This meeting was called by the congregations of Rotter­dam, Dordrecht, Gouda, and Leiden to discuss the growing liberalism of the Flemish Mennonites, as taught by Galenus Abrahamsz of Amsterdam and Willem van Maurik at Utrecht. At this meeting of conservative leaders 19 congregations were represented; three others sent a letter of agree­ment. Tieleman Jansz van Braght of Dor­drecht was its moderator, Bastiaen van Weenighem of Rotterdam its secretary. A survey of the strict Flemish doctrines was presented and a num­ber of congregations, e.g., Schiedam, were ac­cused of laxity in maintaining the doctrines as formulated in the confessions of faith. Some con­gregations were reproved for permitting their mem­bers to partake in the communion services of Waterlander and Frisian congregations and for admitting Waterlander preachers to their pulpits.

It was resolved to urge Galenus Abrahamsz either to abandon his views or "to stand still" in his min­istry; a committee was appointed to admonish him (Galenus refused to receive this committee). It was also resolved to compile a new confession of faith out of the existing confessions, and a committee was appointed to this end (the confession, however, did not materialize).

The Leiden meeting, sometimes ironically called the "Leidsche Synode" by the progressive Mennon­ites, was actually the beginning of the Lammeren­krijgh, which led to the Lamist-Zonist schism.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Verhaal van't gene verhandelt ende besloten is in de By-eenkomste tot Leyden." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 29 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Verhaal_van%27t_gene_verhandelt_ende_besloten_is_in_de_By-eenkomste_tot_Leyden&oldid=109915.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Verhaal van't gene verhandelt ende besloten is in de By-eenkomste tot Leyden. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Verhaal_van%27t_gene_verhandelt_ende_besloten_is_in_de_By-eenkomste_tot_Leyden&oldid=109915.




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