The Transylvanian Reformed Church District has convened an extraordinary assembly after the decision of the High Court of Ploiesti on the restoration of the property of the Székely Mikó College to the Romanian State.
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."
The number of matriculated students at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary increased again. The institution has expanded and is now waiting to welcome students in September with a new building. Rector Péter Balla also told us if he would be applying for the church elections this autumn.
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.
Where do reformed Roma live? Gypsies don’t have a unified religion. They generally adopt the dominant religion of their location, hence all the types of Roma living in Hungary, for example in Bulgaria both Christians and Muslims can be found.
International Ecumenical Relations
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 International and Ecumenical (Relations) 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!
“We can only survive if Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin stand by us and lend their hand”, Bishop in Sub-Carpathian Sándor Zán Fábián told at a press conference held about the assistance given through the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA) to the communities living in the region.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev John Chalmers was among the international delegates at our Synod. We share his reflection on the visit in Hungary.
From the era of the church districts competing with each other, through the continuous expansion of reformed institutions and the strengthening of the unity in the Carpathian Basin, in the last 18 years we arrived at the community of churches looking for its future – the outgoing Presiding Bishop, Gusztáv Bölcskei evaluated the evets of his three terms in a row on the closing session of Synod.
The Reformed Church in Hungary is always intentional where the maintenance of international ecumenical relationships is concern. It is a tradition for us to ensure that our officially recognised partners are invited to send representatives to our Synod Meetings.
The 13th Synod Cycle’s 15th Synod Meeting of the Reformed Church in Hungary took place last week on 12th – 13th of November 2014. It was the last Synod of a 6-year-Cycle and the last before elections of new officials.
The issue of unity should be present more and more sturdily in our mind-set. Without that, the service of the Reformed Church is inconceivable.” – highlighted in the overall retrospective of the last ten years’ reformed cooperation in the Carpathian Basin-reported Zoltán Tarr, General Secretary.
Profiles of International Guests at the Synod Meeting of the Reformed Church in Hungary to take place on 12th - 13th of November 2014.
On 26th October 2014, Jane Haining was remembered in book and film at 16.30 at the Scottish Mission on Vörösmarty Street.
The European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) 10th Assembly held on 27th September to 1st October at the Soli Deo Gloria Reformed Conference Centre in Balatonszárszó themed ‘Energy and Climate Change – the Churches’ Role and Voice’.
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