The Widow’s Offering

The Widow’s Offering

“We are doing everything in our power to ensure that Christianity does not disappear from its cradle of two thousand years,” said Tristan Azbej, Deputy State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians.

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."

Roma Ministry

Dreams Do Come True

Kép: Dreams Do Come True

Special Meeting of the Christian Roma Collegium Network took place at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on the 20th of January, where former and current students of the RCH's instituions were present as well.

I Stand by You

Theatre performances can overwhelm and shake the audience, all the while being educational.

Roma Mission Conference in Berekfürdő

The National Roma Mission Conference happened in Berekfürdő between October 6th and 8th.

A Little Help on the Way to Damascus

The Roma Mission of the Transtibiscan Reformed Church District and the Drop of Help Foundation for Underprivileged People participated in Family Day, a civil conference and workshop.

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.

International Ecumenical Relations

Partnership and Co-operation

The partnership and cooperation with 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 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!

Solidarity with Minorities

Kép: Solidarity with Minorities
For us, it is only a signature, but for them the Minority SafePack European Citizen's Initiative is a real hope. The Presidium of the Reformed Church in Hungary encourages its European partner churches to join this initiative.

Migrants in Hungary

Hungarian elderly help refugees find new purpose

In caring for others, refugees leave traumas behind and gain new friends in ‘sceptical’ Hungary.

#LiveTheBorder. Churches took an ecumenical stance exploring migration issues

“Living and Witnessing the Border”, an international conference held from 30 September – 4 October in Palermo and Lampedusa, attended by hundred participants including the WCRC Task Force on Migration and its member representing the RCH,

Hungary would like to be a refuge for persecuted Christians

“Hungary would like to be a refuge for persecuted Christians”, Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog said on Friday in Budapest.

Integration Country Program in Full Swing

In February 2017, the RCH and Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER) cooperated on a Country Program for Hungary, making refugee integration one of the main priorities.


News

Parliament Votes to Declare January 13 Day of Religious Freedom

Hungarian Lawmakers on Tuesday voted to declare January 13 the day of religious freedom to mark the anniversary of the Torda Edict, the very first law to declare freedom of religion.

Celebrating the Week of Marriage

Kép: Celebrating the Week of Marriage

This week, we celebrate the 11th year of the Week of Marriage. The various celebrations are a reminder to take a moment from our busy lives to remind our lovers and family members how much we love them.

CTS group visiting Central Europe

On 11 January 2018, a student group from Columbia Theological Seminary visited the Synod Office. The group was introduced to the various ministries of the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Hungarian-Korean Theological Conference in Sárospatak

Kép: Hungarian-Korean Theological Conference in Sárospatak

The Hungarian-Korean Reformed Theological Forum held its third conference between 8-12 January 2018 in Sárospatak, Hungary.

The Broken but Repaired Mug

A seemingly ordinary couple, but there is something extraordinary about them. They both belong to two different realms: natural sciences and theology. The guests of the ‘Faces of Reformation’ series were Tamás Kodácsy and his wife, Eszter Kodácsy-Simon.

In Celebration of Edict of Torda

13 January 2018 marked the 450th Anniversary of the Edict of Torda, an unprecedented first step towards religious tolerance and denominational diversity.

Hungarian officials visit CEC, strengthen partnerships

On 23 January, Peter Heltai, Ambassador at Large of Hungary Helps Initiative and György Nandasi, Advisor to György Hölvényi MEP, European Parliament, visited the CEC office in Brussels.

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Reformed Church in Hungary

Address: H-1146 Budapest, Abonyi utca 21.   

PO Box: 1140 Budapest 70, Pf. 5

Phone/Fax: + 36 1 460 0708 

Email: oikumene@reformatus.hu





Our church through American eyes

 

We encourage you to read our  former GM intern Kearstin Bailey's blog about her time, spent in Hungary.