The Significance of 450 Years’ Heritage

2017. szeptember 25., tags: reformation jubilee

The Common Synod of the Hungarian Reformed Church was held this summer in Debrecen, and the RCH sat down to talk with church scholars about its significance. Pastors and historians were asked to talk about the importance of this year being the 450th anniversary of the foundation of the Hungarian Reformed Church in the Carpathian Basin.

Hungarian Days in Wittenberg

2017. augusztus 24., tags: reformation jubilee

Wittenberg, Germany will host Hungarian Days the week of August 21 as a part of their celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. At the Hungarian Reformed Church’s recent synod meeting, President János Áder noted that the Reformation has not only become a part of Hungarians’ lives over the past centuries but it is also a support for their shared national identity.

Reformation Jubilee in Trancarpathia

2017. augusztus 22., tags: refomred church in sub-carpathia, reformation jubilee

Minister of Human Capacities visited Transcarpathia at the occasion of the Family Day organised under the motto „Reformation – On the Path of Blessing for 500 Years”. Minister Balog stressed that community should be built and should gain in strength in Transcarpathia.

Academics Spark Discussion in Debrecen

2017. július 20., tags: reformation jubilee

A high-level conference recently took place in Debrecen, Hungary as part of the city’s Reformation celebrations. Prominent church leaders were in attendance, as well as many important academics who received honorary doctorates from the Debrecen Reformed Theological University in the past. 

Solidarity Across the Continent

2017. június 23., tags: world communion of reformed churches (wcrc), reformation jubilee, pertnership

Members of the European Reformed church family send messages of support and reformation to the Hungarian church as the WCRC General Council draws closer. To strengthen the network of Reformed churches in Europe, leaders from denominations in Ireland and Italy, as well as a WCRC representative, gathered to share inspirational words of wisdom with the RCH. 

Reformation Inspiration Underfoot

2017. június 09., tags: reformation jubilee

In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, a permanent installation has been created at Kalvin square in Budapest. 95 new paver stones have been added to the busy pedestrian area, paying tribute both to early reformers and prominent Hungarians. 

The Trinity of Past, Present, and Future

2017. május 17., tags: reformation jubilee

The exhibition of the Hungarian National Museum titled „Ige-idők”, celebrating the anniversary of the Reformation, opened April 26th in Budapest. The exhibition gives us a thorough look at the past 500 years of Reformation, showing that the Reformation has not reached its end – it is an ongoing process, developing in our congregations.

The Scripture on the Road

2017. május 05., tags: reformation jubilee

On the first day of 2017, the congregation of the Great Church in Debrecen read a section of the Bible and afterwards they carried it over to the next church in town. This will continue through the year as the Bible is eventually passed through all the congregations in the Transtibiscan Church District.

Messages from the Worldwide Reformed Family

2017. április 12., tags: reformation jubilee

During the RCH’s Reformation Jubilee, members of the worldwide reformed church family recorded encouraging messages for the Hungarian church. To strengthen the global network of reformed churches, leaders from denominations in Asia and the Americas gathered to share inspirational words of wisdom with the RCH. 

Boys’ Choir to Help Celebrate Reformation

2017. március 07., tags: reformation jubilee

As part of the celebrations surrounding the 500th year of the Reformation, the St. Thomas Boys’ Choir of Leipzig will be performing on March 16 at the Great Church in Debrecen.  The concert is one of the highlights of the programming planned by the RCH’s Reformation Memorial Committee for 2017.

The Children of Reformation

2017. március 01., tags: reformation jubilee, reformation

The Transcarpathian Reformed Church has begun a new initiative during the Year of Reformation, titled The Children of Reformation, which aims to support family planning in local congregations. The program aims to celebrate the Reformation in a way that encourages familial growth and will bring new life to the region. 

Reformation Agora Brings People Together

2017. február 16., tags: reformation jubilee

During the 500th anniversary of the Reformation celebrations in Debrecen, guests both local and international gathered together to give testimony to the influence of the Reformation in their lives. Speakers from around the world reflected on the question, “What does Reformation mean for me and my community?”

A Year Focused on Reformation

2017. február 08., tags: reformation jubilee, Debrecen, debrecen

Guests from around the world gathered in Debrecen, Hungary at the end of January to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, as well as the 450th anniversary of the Debrecen Synod. The ecumenical program occurred side by side with the RCH programming, bringing an international perspective to the theme of Reformation. 

Celebrating an Always-Reforming Church

2017. január 27., tags: reformation jubilee

The end of January will see a large group of international church partners arriving in Hungary to join the celebrations for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Those in attendance will travel to Debrecen for the opening of the RCH’s Reformation year and will participate in a full ecumenical program.

The Bible of Lajos Szalay

2017. január 27., tags: reformation jubilee

It is a historical fact that the Reformation movement had an ambiguous attitude towards works of fine art as a form of expressing faith, and yet, an art exhibition of the works of Lajos Szalay will be a core component to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in Debrecen.

Reformation Ties to Debrecen

2017. január 27., tags: reformation jubilee

The story of the Reformation in Hungary is one 500 years in the making, and a new video from Debrecen Reformed Theological University spotlights this in the city of Debrecen. The city has been chosen as a City of Reformation for the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation due to its prominence in Reformed church life in Hungary. Here, the university spotlights important events in Hungarian Reformed history with ties to Debrecen.

Debrecen and the Movement of Reformation

2017. január 20., tags: reformation jubilee, reformation

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Debrecen has been selected as a City of the Reformation. Debrecen’s rich connections to the Reformation date back to the 1520’s and continue to inform Hungarian reformed life today. A new website created by the RCH aims to showcase the historic roots of the Reformation in Debrecen through an interactive map of the city and a Reformation Walking Tour.

House Speaker Opens Reformation Memorial Year

2017. január 09., tags: reformation jubilee, reformation

House Speaker László Kövér opened Hungary’s memorial year marking the 500th anniversary of Reformation in Europe in Budapest’s Palace of Arts (Müpa) on Friday.

A Visual History of the Hungarian City of Reformation

2017. január 06., tags: reformation jubilee, city of reformation, reformation

Debrecen Reformed Theological University, in anticipation of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 and Debrecen’s role as a City of the Reformation, has produced a video highlighting the connections between the city and the Reformation.

The City of Reformation

2016. december 15., tags: reformation jubilee, debrecen, city of reformation, Debrecen, rch, reformation

As 2017 comes closer, the RCH and the Hungarian city of Debrecen prepare for Reformation celebrations. Debrecen has been chosen as a City of Reformation for the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation and is busy preparing festivities for the coming year. The RCH is also preparing to celebrate the 450-year anniversary of the Hungarian Reformed Church in 2017, one that will tie into Reformation celebrations in Hungary.

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