Reformed Schools’ Campaign for Syria

Reformed Schools’ Campaign for Syria

This year we celebrate the 10 year Reformed Educational Fund that aims to express and strengthen the solidarity within the Hungarian Reformed Community. Now, the Armenian Evangelical School in Damascus, Syria will be supported through the Fund.

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

We can only represent what Jesus has taught us

Kép: We can only represent what Jesus has taught us

Csaba Burai went through hell so that, a decade later, he can help young people. The social worker and case manager of the Drug Rehabilitation Ministry speaks of his life journey.

Identity and Service fulfilled in Christ

Kép: Identity and Service fulfilled in Christ

People can only reach their goals through the Gospel, says in an interview Anita Tóth who has been serving as the National Roma Mission Coordinator of RCH since September 2018.

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!

It Takes More to See Than Just to Opening Your Eyes

Kép: It Takes More to See Than Just to Opening Your Eyes
I always go and leave with a prayer, because God is the only One, who can comfort those, who have lost their visions - believes Alexandra Kovács Nógrádiné. We spoke with the pastor of the Ministry to the Visually Impaired and Blind.

News

We Still May Not Know the Greatest Stories of the Reformation

Kép: We Still May Not Know the Greatest Stories of the Reformation

We visited church historian Judit Balogh who speaks about the Reformation, and its effects on Hungary. The professor also told us what she personally received from the great Reformers.

To Arrive into the Presence

An exhibition of contemporary sacred photography was opened in September. Photographer and poet Gyöngyi Hegedűs speaks about art, faith, flow and „scandalousness”.

Let’s Search for the One!

“We need to invite the youth to get together, listen to each other, and feel that we belong together,” believes Rev. Péter Szenn, Bishop of the Reformed Christian Calvinist Church in Croatia.

Károli Scholarship for Christian Students

Kép: Károli Scholarship for Christian Students

The Károli Gáspár University of RCH established a Shcolarship for young people in the world, who live in difficult circumstances, reproted Gyula Sümeghy, Director of the International Relations.

The Mission of László Ravasz

László Ravasz, former Bishop of RCH, would have had the opportunity to leave the country during the Revolution in 1956. His granddaughter explains why this was out of question.

Middle East

We Are Not Small

Kép: We Are Not Small

The Reformed Congregation in Szentendre has begun building relations with a congregation in Syria. We asked Rev. András Harmathy about the plans, including visit to the war-torn country.

Life Returning to Syria

In late March, a sizeable delegation visited the Evangelical churches of Lebanon and Syria, signing memoranda of commitment. We have asked the delegates about their experiences.

Migrants in Hungary

A World of Neighbours

Kalunba joins the World of Neighbours programme of the Church of Sweden promoting Interreligious peace, peaceful coexistence and social sustainability in Europe.


Contact us

Click here if you are interested in twinning.

 

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.