Heavy Protests against Re-nationalization of Church Property in Romania

Heavy Protests against Re-nationalization of Church Property in Romania

The Transylvanian Reformed Church District has convened an extraordinary assembly of the Church District after the decision of the High Court of Ploiesti on the restoration of the property of the Székely Mikó College to the Romanian State.

Our Church

Facts and Statistics

In Hungary, 1.15 million people claimed a Reformed affiliation in the 2011 Census, including 600,000 active in Reformed congregations.

 

Our Call

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.

 

History

For many centuries, our Reformed church has played a significant role in the historical and cultural development of Hungary.

 

Organisation

Congregations are considered the most fundamental unit of our church, based on the principle: "the church exists in its congregations."

 

Hungarian Reformed Community

The Hungarian Reformed Church is composed of the Hungarian-speaking Reformed churches in the Carpathian Basin.

 

Diaspora

The Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) is the "mother" of many Hungarian Reformed churches and communities all over the world. 

 

Ecumenical Relations

The RCH works with different ecumenical organizations across Hungary to demonstrate its dedication to “Communion as unity in diversity."

Interviews

Károli University Continues Growing

The number of matriculated students at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary increased again. The institution has expanded and is now waiting to welcome students in September with a new building. Rector Péter Balla also told us if he would be applying for the church elections this autumn.

Church and Society

Mission to the People

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.

 

Diaconia

The diaconal service aims to reach people in need and motivate Reformed congregations to "Carry each other's burdens." (Gal. 6:2)

 

Institutions

The RCH fulfills its mission through maintaining certain institutions that serve not only their local communities, but people nationwide.

Roma Ministry

Roma Ministry: Frequently Asked Questions

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

Partnership and Co-operation

The partnership and cooperation with sister churches and organisations around the world, has always played a major role in the life of the RCH.

 

Coordination of Ecumenical Relations

The International and Ecumenical (Relations) Committee, assisted by the Ecumenical Advisory Board, is responsible for the RCH’s ecumenical strategy.

 

Mission Coworkers

The RCH believes it is important to deepen the relationships with partner churches by inviting and welcoming mission coworkers.

 

Congregational Partnerships - Twinning

If you are interested in establishing a partnership with a Hungarian Reformed congregation, please contact us!

Election Guide

Kép: Election Guide
This year is marked by the election of new officials in our church, due to the fact that on 31st December 2014 the six-year mandates of all elected presbytery, church district and Synod officers will expire. We have collected the deadlines, set by the election law, and summed up the agenda in connection to the elections.

Ukraine

Help for Sub-Carpathia

“We can only survive if Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin stand by us and lend their hand”, Bishop in Sub-Carpathian Sándor Zán Fábián told at a press conference held about the assistance given through the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA) to the communities living in the region.

News

Synod Visit from Scottish Perspective

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev John Chalmers was among the international delegates at our Synod. We share his reflection on the visit in Hungary.

From Dissension to Unity

From the era of the church districts competing with each other, through the continuous expansion of reformed institutions and the strengthening of the unity in the Carpathian Basin, in the last 18 years we arrived at the community of churches looking for its future – the outgoing Presiding Bishop, Gusztáv Bölcskei evaluated the evets of his three terms in a row on the closing session of Synod.

International Guests Attended the RCH Synod

The Reformed Church in Hungary is always intentional where the maintenance of international ecumenical relationships is concern. It is a tradition for us to ensure that our officially recognised partners are invited to send representatives to our Synod Meetings.

Report on Closing Synod of RCH's 13th Cycle

The 13th Synod Cycle’s 15th Synod Meeting of the Reformed Church in Hungary took place last week on 12th – 13th of November 2014. It was the last Synod of a 6-year-Cycle and the last before elections of new officials.

Five years of Synodal Communion of the Hungarian Reformed

The issue of unity should be present more and more sturdily in our mind-set. Without that, the service of the Reformed Church is inconceivable.” – highlighted in the overall retrospective of the last ten years’ reformed cooperation in the Carpathian Basin-reported Zoltán Tarr, General Secretary.

International Delegates at the Synod Meeting of RCH

Profiles of International Guests at the Synod Meeting of the Reformed Church in Hungary to take place on 12th - 13th of November 2014.

"With Love, Jane Haining"

On 26th October 2014, Jane Haining was remembered in book and film at 16.30 at the Scottish Mission on Vörösmarty Street.

We Breathe the Same Air

The European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) 10th Assembly held on 27th September to 1st October at the Soli Deo Gloria Reformed Conference Centre in Balatonszárszó themed ‘Energy and Climate Change – the Churches’ Role and Voice’.

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Address

Ecumenical Office

Reformed Church in Hungary

1146 Budapest

Abonyi utca 21

PO Box: 1140-Budapest, 70, Pf. 5

Phone: + 36 1 460 0708

Email: oikumene@reformatus.hu


Global Mission blog

We encourage you to follow our GM intern's blog during her time in Hungary.