Commemoration is Not Closure

Commemoration is Not Closure

2020, a year dedicated to the National Unity, marks the 100th Anniversary of the Peace Treaty in Trianon/Versailles. An Interview with historian Balázs Ablonczy, head of the Trianon 100 Research Group, about legends, trauma, hopes and the consequences for the Hungarian Reformed community.

Our Church

Facts and Statistics

In Hungary, 1.15 million people claimed a Reformed affiliation in the 2011 Census, including 600,000 active in Reformed congregations.

 

Our Call

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.

 

History

For many centuries, our Reformed church has played a significant role in the historical and cultural development of Hungary.

 

Organisation

Congregations are considered the most fundamental unit of our church, based on the principle: "the church exists in its congregations."

 

Hungarian Reformed Community

The Hungarian Reformed Church is composed of the Hungarian-speaking Reformed churches in the Carpathian Basin.

 

Diaspora

The Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) is the "mother" of many Hungarian Reformed churches and communities all over the world. 

 

Ecumenical Relations

The RCH works with different ecumenical organizations across Hungary to demonstrate its dedication to “Communion as unity in diversity."

Roma Ministry

Justice for Roma

Kép: Justice for Roma

“Justice for Roma and Sinti – a challenge for churches”. RCH co-hosts the conference on 9–11 March in Budapest organized by CCME to encourage Churches to take stance for Roma.

A Textbook Case of Love

Kép: A Textbook Case of Love

The corridors of the primary school in Göncruszka are covered in lights. The teachers and children are preparing for Christmas together. An interview with Levente Sohajda.

Church and Society

Mission to the People

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.

 

Diaconia

The diaconal service aims to reach people in need and motivate Reformed congregations to "Carry each other's burdens." (Gal. 6:2)

 

Institutions

The RCH fulfills its mission through maintaining certain institutions that serve not only their local communities, but people nationwide.

International Ecumenical Relations

Partnership and Co-operation

The partnership and cooperation with churches and organisations around the world, has always played a major role in the life of the RCH.

 

Coordination of Ecumenical Relations

The International and Ecumenical Committee, assisted by the Ecumenical Advisory Board, is responsible for the RCH’s ecumenical strategy.

 

Mission Coworkers

The RCH believes it is important to deepen the relationships with partner churches by inviting and welcoming mission coworkers.

 

Congregational Partnerships - Twinning

If you are interested in establishing a partnership with a Hungarian Reformed congregation, please contact us!

Brexit Inspires Solidarity

Kép: Brexit Inspires Solidarity
31st January 2020 marks the date when the UK leaves the EU. RCH joins churches and ecumenical organisations stating that church unity, fellowship and mutual solidarity remains.

News

Churches-EU Dialogue in Croatia

COMECE and CEC delegation met with the Croatian EU Presidency. Péter Szenn, Bishop of the Reformed Christian Calvinist Church in Croatia, was among the participants.

Warm Homes in Cold Times

The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA) helps people in deep poverty to keep their homes warm in the cold season. HRCA started the firewood project to save lives.

Professor of UCLA at Károli University

Dr. Miklós Sárközy interviewed University of California trained visiting professor, Dr. Lee Beaudoen, who teaches at Karoli University of RCH for the academic year 2019-20.

Communique

Communique issued by the Presidium of the General Convent about the issue of the legal representation of the Hungarian Reformed community.

Christmas Starts Here

Kép: Christmas Starts Here

What is Christmas really about? What is our Advent like? The RCH Christmas video and communication campaign wishes to remind ourselves of these questions.

Serving and Learning in Community

This semester RCH welcomed again students from the Calvin Unversity at its various ministries. One of them, Avery Gill shares her reflection on her time in Hungary.

Middle East

Demolishing the wall of silence

“The government’s goal is to demolish the wall of silence surrounding persecuted Christians”, State Secretary Tristan Azbej declared in Washington after the annual National Prayer Breakfast.

School for Christmas

Kép: School for Christmas

Education is of key significance when it comes to the peaceful coexistence of various religions in the Middle East. The Reformed Educational Fund in the Carpathian Basin supports schools in Syria.

Migration and Refugee

Toward a World of Neighbours

Kép: Toward a World of Neighbours

Representatives of RCH attended the visioning meeting in Malmö initiated by Antje Jackelen, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden as part of the World of Neighbours initiative.

Radical Hospitality

RCH delegation of 5 volunteers and students participates at the 18th Annual European Refugee Highway Partnership Roundtable which is taking place in Malmö between 3 and 7 February.


Contact us

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Reformed Church in Hungary

Address: H-1146 Budapest, Abonyi utca 21.   

PO Box: 1140 Budapest 70, Pf. 5

Phone/Fax: + 36 1 460 0708 

Email: oikumene@reformatus.hu





Our church through American eyes

We encourage you to read our  former GM intern Kearstin Bailey's blog about her time, spent in Hungary.