We ushered in the New Year full of thanksgiving for the things that happened within the Reformed Church in Hungary. Looking back at 2014, some of the highlights...
In Hungary, 1.15 million people claimed a Reformed affiliation in the 2011 Census, including 600,000 active in Reformed congregations.
Following the call of Christ, the RCH aims to be a witness in the world, fulfilling a faithful mission and strives to live as an ever-reforming church.
For many centuries, our Reformed church has played a significant role in the historical and cultural development of Hungary.
Congregations are considered the most fundamental unit of our church, based on the principle: "the church exists in its congregations."
The Hungarian Reformed Church is composed of the Hungarian-speaking Reformed churches in the Carpathian Basin.
The Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) is the "mother" of many Hungarian Reformed churches and communities all over the world.
The RCH works with different ecumenical organizations across Hungary to demonstrate its dedication to “Communion as unity in diversity."
Nurturing future generations of pastors is an important task for any church denomination. In the RCH, one way this is realized is through a scholarship program where students have the opportunity to study abroad for a year.
Church and Society
Mission is a priority task in the life of the RCH. Through active mission, our church reaches out to every needy group in Hungarian society.
The diaconal service aims to reach people in need and motivate Reformed congregations to "Carry each other's burdens." (Gal. 6:2)
The RCH fulfills its mission through maintaining certain institutions that serve not only their local communities, but people nationwide.
Where do reformed Roma live? Gypsies don’t have a unified religion. They generally adopt the dominant religion of their location, hence all the types of Roma living in Hungary, for example in Bulgaria both Christians and Muslims can be found.
International Ecumenical Relations
The partnership and cooperation with sister churches and organisations around the world, has always played a major role in the life of the RCH.
The International and Ecumenical (Relations) Committee, assisted by the Ecumenical Advisory Board, is responsible for the RCH’s ecumenical strategy.
The RCH believes it is important to deepen the relationships with partner churches by inviting and welcoming mission coworkers.
If you are interested in establishing a partnership with a Hungarian Reformed congregation, please contact us!
War. The Christmas of the people living in Sub-Carpathia is shadowed by tension, fear, bitterness and inflation. The war is still going on in the Eastern parts of Ukraine and at many Christmas tables the seats of the male members of the family will be empty. Local people would like peace for Christmas.
The New York based Hungarian Human Rights Foundation issued an Alert in regard to the case of the Székely Mikó High School on 4th December. The only hope for fair decision rests in the European Court of Human Rights.
Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Janos Pasztor, son of the well-known Hungarian Reformed Pastor and Theologian as Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change.
Hungarian-American Church Planting Project Launched in the Debrecen Reformed University Congregation
Representatives of classical Pentecostal Chuches and the WCRC met in the House of Reconciliation (Megbékélés Háza) Reformed Conference Centre in Berekfürdő, Hungary.
With its Christmas campaign "Give food to give life" the Reformed Church Aid wants to raise the issue of malnutrition of children, a widespread social phenomenon in Hungary, where 40% of the minors under the age of seven live in poverty.
In light of the 10th Anniversary of the Accra Confession, which was adopted by the World Alliance of Reformed Churches' 24th General Council, we share some of our commentaries on the document that not only highlights our thoughts, but also sheds some light on our position on the document.
All the four church districts announced the official results of the Elections. In three of them the current leadership was re-elected. In Debrecen the outgoing Bishop Gusztáv Bölcskei will be succeeded by the current rector Károly Fekete. The Presiding Bishop for the next six year period will be elected on 25th February 2015, at the first meeting of new General Synod.
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Reformed Church in Hungary
Abonyi utca 21
PO Box: 1140-Budapest, 70, Pf. 5
Phone: + 36 1 460 0708