Sat, 11 Nov|
Pilgrims' First Landing Park
It's the morning of November 11, 1620, and the Mayflower has dropped it's anchor off the coast of Cape Cod. Once on land, the pilgrims fell to their knees and blessed God for bringing them safely across the ocean to the New World.
Time & Location
11 Nov 2023, 7:00 pm – 7:05 pm
Pilgrims' First Landing Park, Provincetown, MA 02657, USA
About the event
Mayflower Compact Day is the day the Pilgrims signed this document on board the Mayflower while it lay anchored in the harbor on Saturday, November 11, 1620. Forty-one males signed the document that brought unity in the midst of mutiny.
A compact is a covenant. Since the Pilgrims were children of the Reformation, their view of covenant came from the Bible. It was God that initiated the concept of covenant with Adam and Eve (Genesis 2:15-17 and 2:24). Throughout the Bible covenants were used both vertically (with God directly) and horizontally (with people) to depict God’s process of bringing people into unity with Him and one another. It elevated the common good, or what is best for all, encouraging people to work together. (Excerpt from Plymouth Rock Foundation - The 400th Anniversary of the Signing of the Mayflower Compact Day - Plymouth Rock Foundation (plymrock.org))
More information on the Compact wording and the Picture, above, located at The Mayflower Compact - General Society of Mayflower Descendants (themayflowersociety.org)