The Moor Zion Trading Post is a function of the Zion Church of the Evangelical Association, which was Ordained by Bishop John Jamison Moor on November 12, 1875 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania for the purpose of taking care of Orphans and Widows. The Church currently does business as The Zion Church of 1875, The Zionst Temple of Ecclesiastical Association , The Zionst Temple of 1875 and by other names.
Highlights from the life of Bishop John Jamison Moor and the A.M.E. Zion Church (Denomination):
o Bishop Moore was born around 1804, baptized by his father John Moor, and was named Benjamin at birth. He later changed his name to John to “honor his father”.
o Bishop Moore's Mother (Fanny Riedoubt) was born a free Woman, but was kidnapped in Maryland at the age of 15 and enslaved in Berkely County, West Virginia.
o Bishop Moor produced an 8-generation lineage of Moorish Clerics that followed his Cryto-Jew (Judaism/Hebrew/Israelite) ways to this day (2020).
o Bishop Moore was touched by the holy ghost in 1833 and then began preaching.
o BJJM started first denominational church (A.M.E. ZION) west of Mississippi and the second Black church in the state of California; Church had a library and Sabbath school with 50 pupils; the church also helped Orphans and widows
o The A.M.E. Zion Church connected to abolitionist ideology and Church members included: Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Paul Robeson Family, and Sojourner Truth.
o Marcus Garvey spoke at an A.M.E. Zion Church in Washington, D.C.
o The Zion Church broke away from Methodist Episcopal church due to racism
o Bisho Moore was a trustee for college in North Carolina that failed and reorganized as Livingstone College and is open today; trustee for a church for Orphans and widows in North Carolina; Ordained a church for in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania for Orphans and widows in 1875.
o Said to be one of the best preachers or orators of his day
o Traveled to London by ship and preached on the boat
2345 Catalpa Drive Dayton, Ohio 45406
This Temple was a study group in New York starting in 1889. It was attended by family members of Bishop Moor, Mother Novella.
also known as Brother Shalauch is a blood line descendant of Bishop John Jamison Moor and Prime Minister of the Zionst Temple of the Ecclesiastical Association by the Order of Melchesidek and Chief Magistrate of the Temple's 71 member Rabbinate, and has been selected by his elders to serve as Custodian of the Bishop John Jamison Moor Zion Family Library, where he leads the research team.
The flag in the background is the flag of the last Hebrew Emperor, His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia., and Brother Shalauch's fez headdress is the cultural attire of Moors, which represents the knowledge of the constellations or Zodiac, and is also representative of ancient traditions found in Morocco, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Kush, Nubia, as well as other places. The fez is a diplomatic headdress of nobles.
Brother Shalauch is an eighth generation cleric according to the oral tradition of his great grandfather, Rev. Dr. Isiah Henri Harrison Moor, who began baptizing and preaching at the age of 9. Isiah Moor was orphaned at an early age and later preached and set up churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indian, Missouri, and in Arkansas. As a traveling Preacher, he set up many churches. He later became the second Dean at the College of Scriptures in Louisville, Kentucky- that specifically trained "negro" ministers. Isiah Moor is the great grandson of Bishop Moor, and proclaimed that he was a fifth generation preacher.
The year 2019 marked 400 years that enslaved Africans were brought to the shores of Virginia. 2019 was also the 144th anniversary since the Ordination of the Zion Church of the Evangelical Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The documents below are filed in the court of records at the Zion Church Archdiocese, Washitaw County, Ohio Republic, North America.
The year 2019 marked 400 years that enslaved Africans were brought to the shores of Virginia. 2019 was also the 144th anniversary since the Ordination of the Zion Church of the Evangelical Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The documents below are filed in the court of records at the Zion Church Archdiocese, Washitaw County AFAM, Ohio, North America.