During this time of expectant waiting in Advent, enjoy the theological reflections of the Very Rev. Dr. Ivan Patterson and Mrs. Maureen Patterson, of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, as they look back over their last few months in Budapest.
All of the four church districts are represented in the Presidium of the Synod of the Reformed Church in Hungary, elected on 25th February. Members of the new leadership shared their vision and plans for the upcoming 6 years.
At its constituting meeting on 25th February the new General Synod elected its ministerial and lay Presidents for the coming 6 years. The outgoing Presiding Bishop Gusztáv Bölcskei has been succeeded by Dr. István Szabó.
On the request of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Károli Gáspár University of the RCH started a research on church sociology in 2013. The first results have been presented to the Cosing Synod in November.
Church Revision Committee (CRC) presented its final report and recommendations to the Synod in November. The recommendations in a document titled “Dialogue with the Future”were accepted as part of further discussion . The Synod thanked the CRC for its work and stated that the committee has fulfilled its assignment. An ad hoc Committee was established for the implementation of the action plan.