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Burning of Jurriaen Simonsz, Clement Dircks, and Marie Joris, Haarlem, 1557. Engraving by Jan Luiken in Martyrs Mirror, v. 2, p. 179 of Dutch edition. Scan provided by [http://www.bethelks.edu/mla/holdings/scans/martyrsmirror/ Mennonite Library and Archives]
Clement Dirksz, an Anabaptist martyr, by trade a weaver in Haarlem, Dutch province of North Holland, was there burned at the stake on 26 April 1557, with Joriaen Simonsz. Their martyrdom is sung in three hymns: (l) "Hoort vrienden al hier in dit aertsche dal" (Hear, all ye friends here in this earthly vale), No. 20 of the Lietboecxken, tracterende van den Offer des Heeren, Een; this song is attributed to Bouwen Lubberts; (2) "Hoort toe ghy Christen scharen" (Hearken, ye hosts of Christians), found in Een nieu Liedenboeck (1562) and included in Wackernagel, Lieder; (3) "Hoort vrienden al te samen" (Hear ye friends altogether), found in Veelderhande Liedekens (1559). There is also a hymn composed by Clement Dirksz and his fellow sufferer Mary Joris, found in Veelderhande Liedekens, which begins "Hoort doch nu al te samen" (Now hear ye, altogether); its last stanza begins: "D'een heet Clement en een hiet Mary."

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Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde 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, 178.

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: 563.  Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

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Wackernagel, Philipp. Lieder der niederlandischen Reformierten aus der Zeit der Verfolgung im 16. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt: Hender & Zimmer, 1867. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. de Graaf, 1965: 133.

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Author(s) Christian Neff
Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953


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Neff, Christian and Nanne van der Zijpp. (1953). Clement Dirksz (d. 1557). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Clement_Dirksz_(d._1557)&oldid=120963.




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