Commemoration is Not Closure

Commemoration is Not Closure

2020, a year dedicated to the National Unity, marks the 100th Anniversary of the Peace Treaty in Trianon/Versailles. An Interview with historian Balázs Ablonczy, head of the Trianon 100 Research Group, about legends, trauma, hopes and the consequences for the Hungarian Reformed community.

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

Jesus Wants to Purify Our Hearts

Kép: Jesus Wants to Purify Our Hearts

Under the Motto „Create in me a pure heart, O God” the reformed Great Church in Debrecen hosted the 5th annual Protestant Roma Mission Conference with over 1500 participants.

Justice for Roma

Kép: Justice for Roma

“Justice for Roma and Sinti – a challenge for churches”. RCH co-hosts the conference on 9–11 March in Budapest organized by CCME to encourage Churches to take stance for Roma.

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!

Students' Solidarity with Syria

Kép: Students' Solidarity with Syria
Students and teachers of Hungarian reformed schools in the Carpathian Basin answered the call of the Church Leaders, opened their hearts and raised more than 60 000 USD for the renovation of Syrian evangelical schools.

News

Environmental Policy in Hungary

Tamás Kodácsy, Head of the Eco-Congregation Council of RCH, offered a reflection on the New Environmental Policy in Hungary for the European Christian Environmental Network.

Let's do the work of love!

Bishop István Szabó preached at the ecumenical prayer before the start of the spring session of the National Assembly. He reminded Members of the Parliament to do the work of love.

Brexit Inspires Solidarity

Kép: Brexit Inspires Solidarity

31st January 2020 marks the date when the UK leaves the EU. RCH joins churches and ecumenical organisations stating that church unity, fellowship and mutual solidarity remains.

Churches-EU Dialogue in Croatia

COMECE and CEC delegation met with the Croatian EU Presidency. Péter Szenn, Bishop of the Reformed Christian Calvinist Church in Croatia, was among the participants.

Warm Homes in Cold Times

The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA) helps people in deep poverty to keep their homes warm in the cold season. HRCA started the firewood project to save lives.

Professor of UCLA at Károli University

Dr. Miklós Sárközy interviewed University of California trained visiting professor, Dr. Lee Beaudoen, who teaches at Karoli University of RCH for the academic year 2019-20.

Middle East

Peacemaker from Pakistan visits Hungary

Kép: Peacemaker from Pakistan visits Hungary

Eric Sarwar, Presbyterian minister and musician from Pakistan, serving as a musical peacemaker in an Islamic context will be visiting our Church in the coming days to deepen relationship.

Demolishing the wall of silence

“The government’s goal is to demolish the wall of silence surrounding persecuted Christians”, State Secretary Tristan Azbej declared in Washington after the annual National Prayer Breakfast.

Migration and Refugee

Toward a World of Neighbours

Kép: Toward a World of Neighbours

Representatives of RCH attended the visioning meeting in Malmö initiated by Antje Jackelen, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden as part of the World of Neighbours initiative.

Radical Hospitality

RCH delegation of 5 volunteers and students participates at the 18th Annual European Refugee Highway Partnership Roundtable which is taking place in Malmö between 3 and 7 February.


Contact us

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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.