Covid – grief recovery groups might start in congregations and hospitals across the country. In these communities, those who have lost loved ones in the pandemic can support each other. Sára Bodó, coordinator for pastoral care spoke about the details.
Four years ago, in June 2018 the power of faith, the ideas of ambitious staff members, and a grant opportunity resulted in the launch of the first round of the Ark Camp, the largest equal opportunity-building program of the Reformed Church in Hungary.
The Ecumenical Council of Churches in Hungary and the Hungarian Catholic Bishops' Conference invite all congregations to ring of the bell on Sunday morning, and pray together for the victims of the pandemic.
After a fourteen-month ban, we can we visit our loved ones in residential institutions and elderly homes holding an immunity card to. One phase of the pandemic is over, but the virus is still with us. Interview with András Beszterczey, Head of the Diaconal Office.
The Bridge of Love, also known as the Reformed Volunteer Days in the Carpathian Basin, was launched on Friday. More than 8600 people have registered from Hungary and the neighbouring countries despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was back in 2015 that Transtibiscan Bishop Károly Fekete launched the programme entitled ‘Spread the Word of God’, he visited the congregations of his church district, and during the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic he made use of modern technology to engage pastors in a discussion on Lent.
Bridge of Love, Reformed Volunteering Day in and around Hungary will take place on 14 and 15 May, and has to be adopted to the situation created by the Coronavirus pandemic. Lilla Vad, head of the volunteer program of the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA) talked about the details.
The Presidium of the Synod of RCH, Presiding Bishop Zoltán Balog and Chief Elder János Molnár, have sent a letter to students graduating from secondary schools, expressing its hope and prayers that the outgoing students will find their own way in their community, family and life.
The visual exhibition of RefCOO Research Workshop of Károli Gáspár University started on Easter Monday. The online exhibition now allows the general public to view the best works of "God in the XXI century" photo competition.
“What Can We Learn From the Pandemic? Can Science Exist Without Faith?” - an interfaith round table discussion addressed the vital questions of our days. Bishop Zoltán Balog was among the participants. The Bishop called the pandemic a “divine pedagogy” and also drew a parallel with the history of the Tower of Babel.
God invites us not only to seek Him at the end of the road, but to recognize His face in the present as well. Zsuzsanna Farkas, outgoing Editor-in-chief of reformatus.hu shares her thoughts on spring, goodbyes and letting go, and finding freedom after being locked in.
The Presidency Council of RCH including Bishops and Lay Presidents of the four Church Districts announced the return to public worship. Churches should re-open and in-person worship and community life shall start on 2nd May, says the Communiqué.
Violetta Bella, a Reformed pastor from Győrszemere started a prayer group on Facebook, because she realized that doctors and nurses are reaching their limits due to the pandemic. We shall keep healthcare workers and their efforts in our thoughts and prayers.
The staff of Bethesda Children’s Hospital of the Reformed Church in Hungary joined Jerusalem Dance Challenge and wished a hopeful and safe Easter with an inspiring and encouraging video performance. "We will heal you. We send you hope. To you who are fighting on the front line…"
The Ecumenical Council of Churches in Hungary and the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference issued a joint Easter message inviting Christians to celebrate life, in the light of the Ressurection, even in the shadow of the Pandemic.
Together we will place our trust in the risen Lord, who promised, "…because I live, you also will live". Joint Easter message of the Bishops and Chief Elders of the General Convent of the Hungarian Reformed Church in the Carpathian Basin, within and without Hungary.
Churches shall remain closed during Easter. This is what the Presidency Council of RCH including Bishops and Lay Presidents of the four Church Districts asked from congregations in a Communiqué on 26 March.
The British mutation of the novel coronavirus is spreading faster than previous variants, which makes further restrictions necessary, says Dr. Miklós Szabó, a reformed elder, medical doctor and associate professor at Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest.