An Easter Greeting from Syria

2019. április 17., tags: union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne), rch, syria, middle east, Middle East

We share the Easter greetings of Rev. Haroutune Selimian, president of the Armenian Protestant Community in Syria, in the spirit of friendship and shared hope for the future of Syria.

Christian Solidarity at Test in Syria

2019. április 05., tags: middle east, national evangelical synod of syria and lebanon (nessl), partnership, rch, union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne), Middle East, syria

The delegation of the Reformed Church in Hungary (RCH) continued its travel from Lebanon into Syria. The delegation visited local congregations in Damascus, Homs, and Aleppo to learn more of the ministries of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL) and the Armenian Evangelical Community in Syria. Short account of a challenging journey.

Christians in Syria: God With Us

2019. április 02., tags: syria, Middle East, partnership, national evangelical synod of syria and lebanon (nessl), middle east, union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne)

We have been contributing to the rebuilding of a church building and a congregation centre in Aleppo, Syria: the roof structure of the Armenian Evangelical community’s oldest church has been renovated partially with the help of Hungarian Reformed funds, and the Arab-speaking Presbyterian community’s new congregation centre is planned with support from the government of Hungary. The locals feel that these instances of support prove that God is indeed taking care of them in a tangible way.

New Level of Commitment

2019. március 28., tags: hungarian reformed church (hrc), syria, lebanon, Hungarian Reformed Church (hrc)

RCH delegation led by Presiding Bishop István Szabó is in Lebanon for conversations with church leaders of NESSL and UAECNE before visiting Syria. As a sign of the unique relationship with the Reformed Churches in the Middle East, the church leaders of the RCH signed a bilateral memorandum with church leaders of NESSL and with those of UAECNE on March 27.

HRCA Donation Campaign for Syria

2019. március 04., tags: Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA), hungarian reformed church aid (hrca), union of armenian evangleical churches in thenear east (uaecne), hungarian reformed church aid (HRCA), rch, Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (hrca), syria, armenian evangelical community in syria, national evangelical synod of syria and lebanon(nessl)

Maintaining the partnership with the Reformed communities in the Middle East, the HRCA expands the donation campaign to support not only the community programs like the Sunday school project, but also various humanitarian programs.

HEKS Conference on Church Cooperation

2019. január 31., tags: church cooperation, national evangelical synod of syria and leabnon (nessl), syria, HEKS, armenian evangelical communities in syria, heks, fellowship of evangelical churches in the middle east (fmeec), union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne)

In January, HEKS/EPER, the aid organization of the Swiss Protestant Churches, held a conference in Zurich, Switzerland, focusing on the cooperative work with the FMEEC. Representing the RCH, Rev. Balázs Ódor led a workshop detailing the partnership and cooperation between the RCH and the churches in the Middle East through HEKS.

Hope for Peace and Renewal

2018. december 11., tags: Middle East, middle east, syria, armenian evangelical community in syria, union of armenian evangelical churchesin the near east (uaecne)

In celebration of the completion of major restoration, the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church held a rededication service on 2 December 2018 in Aleppo, Syria. Hundreds of worshippers were present, as well as high-ranking religious, community, and state leaders. The RCH also shares this joyous celebration in spirit.

Growing Partnership in the Middle East

2018. október 24., tags: armenian evangelical community in syria, syria, Middle East, partnership, national evangelical synod of syria and lebanon (nessl), partership visit, middle east

Through many years of mutual collaboration, the partnership of the Reformed Church in Hungary and the Reformed churches in the Middle East only grows stronger. A highlight of this long-standing partnership is the recent visit of Syrian church leaders to discuss opportunities of further cooperation.

Suffering Gave Us Purpose

2018. október 19., tags: joseph kassab, national evangleical synod of syria and lebanon (nessl), union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne), harout selimian, middle east, interview, Middle East, syria

Does a pastor think about running away when war breaks out? Does your religion matter at the market in Aleppo? How did suffering and the past change the members of the Reformed Churches in Syria and how do they see their future? Among others these were the topics Rev. Joseph Kassab, General Secretary of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, and Rev. Haroutune Selimian, President of the Armenian Evangelical Community in Syria talked about during their visit to Hungary. This time, their reporters were Rev. Aaron Stevens and the participants of the panel discussion of the Scottish Mission in Budapest on Tuesday 11th October.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received leaders of Syrian Reformed Churches

2018. október 09., tags: prime minister, hungarian government, national evangleical synod of syria and lebanon (nessl), syria, Middle East, middle east, union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne)

On Tuesday in the Parliament Building Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received the leaders of the Syrian Reformed Churches, Joseph Kassab, General Secretary of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, and Haroutune George Selimian, President of the Armenian Evangelical Community of Syria.

Sharing with Syrian Church Partners

2018. október 05., tags: Middle East, syria, armenian evangelical community in syria, national evangleical synod of syria and lebanon (nessl), partership, middle east

To continue and strengthen the partnership, the Reformed Church in Hungary has invited church leaders of the Armenian Protestant Community in Syria and the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon to Budapest for a Partnership Visit.

Fellowship with Syrian Reformed Church Leaders

2018. október 03., tags: national evangelical synod of lebanon and syria (nessl), union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne), syria, middle east, Middle East

Leaders of Syrian partner churches of RCH will visit Hungary next week. Rev. Harout Selimian, President of the Protestant Community in Syria and Rev. Joseph Kassab, General Secretary of the National Evangelical Synod in Syria and Lebanon will not only meet leaders of RCH and senior colleagues of its ministries, but also participate at public fora. RCH's Ecumenical Office and the St. Columba's Church of Scotland issued a joint invitation for the fellowship with our Syrian friends.

Scholarship for Syrian School Kids

2018. január 23., tags: syria, rch, partnership, middle east, Middle East

RCH continues in partnership with HEKS/EPER to support the work of Reformed churches in the Middle East.

Solidarity Visit to Syria and Lebanon

2017. december 20., tags: national evangelical synod of lebanon and syria (nessl), union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne), middle east, Solidarity, Middle East, syria, solidarity

After several months of planning, on the 4th of December 2017, an eight-strong delegation of the Reformed Church in Hungary (RCH) left for Lebanon and Syria to express our solidarity and show our support to our borthers and sisters in the Middle East.

In Solidarity with Syria

2017. december 14., tags: syria, partnership, middle east, Middle East, world communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

A delegation of the Reformed Church in Hungary recently paid a solidarity visit to Reformed Churches in Lebanon and Syria. Read the reflection from Diana Erdélyi, member of the delegation and RCH ecumenical secretary.

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