Location within Greenland
Akunnat is a former community in southern Greenland on the island of Akonemiok or Qeqertarsuatsiaat, [1 ] [2 ] 3 miles (4.8 km) from the trading post of Fisher's Inlet ( [3 ] Danish: , the modern settlement of Fiskernæsset Qeqertarsuatsiaat).
The Herrnhut mission station Lichtenfels (c.1900)
The settlement was founded as the
Moravian mission of Lichtenfels (variously translated from the German as "Light Rock", "Light of the Rock", [1 ] or "Rock of Light" [4 ] ) by [5 ] Matthias Stach, the brothers Jens and Peter Haven, and four [6 ] Inuit families in 1748, 1754, [7 ] 1757, [1 ] or 1758. [6 ] Following the first conversions in 1760 [8 ] or 1761, [8 ] the population of the settlement rose to around 300. [6 ] The mission was surrendered to the Lutheran [8 ] Church of Denmark in 1900. [9 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c Cranz, David & al. . Longman, 1820. The History of Greenland: including an account of the mission carried on by the United Brethren in that country
^ Del, Anden. " " ["Greenland as Part of the Biblical Narrative – a Study of the 18th-Century"]. Grønland som del af den bibelske fortælling – en 1700-tals studie (Danish)
^ Also given as Kikertarsocitsiak in Brewster, David. " Greenland". The Edinburgh Encyclopedia, Vol 10. J. & E. Parker, 1832.
^ Brightwell, Cecilia Lucy. . The Religious Tract Society, 1870. Romance of modern missions
^ Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. . A.D.F. Randolph, 1885. The Gospel in All Lands
^ a b c American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. " Biography: Life of Matthew Stach". The Missionary Herald, #19. Samuel T. Armstrong, 1823.
^ Lüdecke, Cornelia. " East Meets West: Meteorological observations of the Moravians in Greenland and Labrador since the 18th century". History of Meteorology 2, 2005.
^ a b c " Mission in Greenland". The Christian Library: Comprising a Series of Standard Works in Religious Literature. Key & Biddle, 1833.
^ Wittman, P. " Greenland". The Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Co. (New York), 1909. Accessed 28 Apr 2012.
Coordinates: 63°03′00″N 50°24′36″W / 63.05000°N 50.41000°W