Reformed Church in Central Europe: Mission of Reconciliation
On 22 May 2009, the Hungarian Reformed Church celebrating its constitution opened the doors to the 21st century for our communities. Christ is the future, together we follow him! This faith clearly designates Christ as the Lord of the Christian community, but admitting his superiority and trusting in his grace, leaving the exact description of the community to the future.
A memorable General Convent held in TemesvárThe General Convent session of the Hungarian Reformed Church, which took place in Temesvár (Timisoara, Romania) on June 21 and 22, had some real historical highlights. The Reformed community living in Slovakia now joined the Hungarian Reformed Church by signing the Constitution of the Hungarian Reformed Church. This was the first time the representatives of the church diaspora were also present to participate in the discussions.
Central Europeanism and Cultural DiversityNot only is Europe the meeting point of nations, it is also where the greatest conflicts among those nations take place. Not only has it been the birthplace of grand ideas and thoughts over the centuries of world history, but also the home of ideologies capable of vanquishing or even destroying peoples and nations.
Rather EastKirályhágómellék Reformed Church District (in present-day Romania) is quite close to the geometric centre of historical (pre-1920) Hungary. Nevertheless, as a consequence of the drastic reduction of Hungary’s borders by the Treaty of Trianon, we can no longer really say that we belong to the eastern section of Central Europe. Instead, what we can call our home these days is Eastern Europe. We joke with an ironic tone that we are the western section of this eastern region.
Hungarian Reformed Church
Message of the Constituting SynodWe give thanks to God that on that day, 22 May 2009, at 11:00 a. m., The Hungarian Reformed Churches of Hungary, Transcarpathia (Ukraine), Vojvodina (Serbia), Transylvania (Romania) and Partium (Romania) signed a Constitution as one Hungarian Reformed Church.
Vision statementHow we understand this powerfull expression of the communion we have since the time of the reformation? The fellowship we never gave up? Read the Mission Statement to get an insight!
CatechismWe are aware of the fact that this process of union raises questions in national and international background as well. Clicking here, you may get answers to the most freqently asked questions. What is the message of the union to Hungarians and to other national entities? What is the background to and the reasons for the unification? How does the Hungarian Reformed Church realise the European idea in the Carpathian Basin?
Hungarian Reformed ChurchesOne of the greatest Reformed communities in Europe are the Reformed Churches in the eight countries of the Carpathian Basin. There are more than 1.5 million members almost in 3000 congregations. In spite of their fragmentation the common confessions - the Heidelberg Catechism and the Second Helvetic Confession beside the Apostolic Confession - the Hungarian language and the common history provide important cohesion.