Ordnungsgemein (Ortnungsgmee in Pennsylvania German) is the Old Order Amish term for the "counsel meeting" held preliminary to holding the communion service, when all matters of discipline needing attention were dealt with and the congregation brought into accord with the "Ordnung" or regulations of the church.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 74. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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