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"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel."
In this time of Christmas we encourage you to rediscover “the boy” born in our midst, so that we could be reassured: we are not our own but belong — body and soul, in life and in death — to Jesus Christ. The Hungarian Reformed Church wishes you a blessed Christmas and Advent season.
In Hungary, 1.15 million people claimed a Reformed affiliation in the 2011 Census, including 600,000 active in Reformed congregations.
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.
For many centuries, our Reformed church has played a significant role in the historical and cultural development of Hungary.
Congregations are considered the most fundamental unit of our church, based on the principle: "the church exists in its congregations."
The Hungarian Reformed Church is composed of the Hungarian-speaking Reformed churches in the Carpathian Basin.
The Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) is the "mother" of many Hungarian Reformed churches and communities all over the world.
The RCH works with different ecumenical organizations across Hungary to demonstrate its dedication to “Communion as unity in diversity."
Church and Society
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.
The diaconal service aims to reach people in need and motivate Reformed congregations to "Carry each other's burdens." (Gal. 6:2)
The RCH fulfills its mission through maintaining certain institutions that serve not only their local communities, but people nationwide.
International Ecumenical Relation
The partnership and cooperation with sister churches and organisations around the world, has always played a major role in the life of the RCH.
The Foreign Affairs and Ecumenical Committee, assisted by the Ecumenical Advisory Board, is responsible for the RCH’s ecumenical strategy.
The RCH believes it is important to deepen the relationships with partner churches by inviting and welcoming mission coworkers.
If you are interested in establishing a partnership with a Hungarian Reformed congregation, please contact us!
The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA) organized an Advent children’s programme to express their gratitude to their donors and volunteers for their support throughout the year. The adults had the chance to experience “a spoonful of faith,” while the children received Nyilas Misi gift boxes full of presents.
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and will be celebrated around the world.
Statement of the World Communion of Reformed Churches on the death of His Excellency, Nelson Mandela
The World Communion of Reformed Churches stands together with his family, with South Africans and with millions of people all over the world in mourning his death.
The Presidium of the General Convent of the Hungarian Reformed Church met on 19-20 November to discuss the work of the wider Hungarian community in the coming year. The Youth Committee of the General Convent also met to reflect on the year and to look toward 2014.
The Reformed Theological University in Debrecen consecrated ten new honorary doctors at the Reformed College in Debrecen on 21 November. The event was organized on the occasion of Reformed College's 475th anniversary.
"The help we provided is just a few drops in the ocean, but for those we helped, it meant everything," said Daniel Osgyán, director of Emergency Response for the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid, who returned 22 November with a group of doctors from the Philippines.
Rev. Dr. Jerry Pillay is the president of the World Communion of Reformed Churches and also the General Secretary of the Presbyterian Church in South Africa. He recently made a trip to Hungary where he received an honorary doctorate from the Debrecen Reformed Theological University.
Every year, a group of students from Calvin College comes to Hungary for a semester abroad at Károli Gáspár University. The following article is a reflection on the positive affect international congregations had for previous Calvin students, and how these communities helped transform the students' perspectives toward community.
Zoltán Balog, minister of Human Resources, presented several awards on 11 November, the Day of Social Work. The heads of the RCH's Homeless Ministry and Refugee Ministry as well as the Mohács-Kölked congregation social home and its director were among the recipients.
The fall meeting of the General Synod of the RCH began on 14 November in Budapest. Several topics were on the docket for the meeting, including the Roma action plan, the findings of the Church Revision Committee and a discussion on the implication of the Leuenberg Agreement on church legal documents.
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Reformed Church in Hungary
Abonyi utca 21
PO Box: 1140-Budapest, 70, Pf. 5
Phone: + 36 1 460 0708
Documents and Reports
English and German worship services in Budapest
If you speak English and you stay in Budapest, we invite you to visit the service of St. Columba's Presbyterian Church (The Scottish Mission).
Wenn Sie in Budapest verweilen und gerne an einem deutschsprachigen Gottesdienst teilnehmen, dann besuchen Sie die Deutschsprachige Evangelisch - Reformierte Kirchgemeinde in Budapest