August 29, 1757: John Antes (17) receives the Holy Communion for the first time, at the festival of the adult Brethren, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. “What a feeling of well-being I felt in my heart I am incapable of describing.” (Crews, 3)
August 29, 1760: John Antes (20) is admitted to the Single Brethren’s Choir in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
January 13, 1770: After several misadventures, John Antes (29) arrives in Egypt at Alexandria, on a Moravian mission from London.
February 10, 1770: John Antes (29) finally arrives in Cairo from London as the first American-born missionary to Egypt.
July 10, 1779: In Egypt, John Antes (39) writes to Benjamin Franklin in Paris enclosing six quartets which he has “lately composed.”
November 15, 1779: American missionary John Antes (39) is beaten by servants of Osman Bey in Cairo and transported to prison.
December 23, 1781: John Antes (41) departs Cairo, where he has been a Moravian missionary for the last twelve years, to return to Germany.
May 26, 1782: American missionary John Antes (41) reaches Herrnhut from Cairo where he spent the last two years in recovery from beatings ordered by Osman Bey.