In celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Scottish Mission in Budapest, the RCH talks with Rev Dr. Ottó Pecsuk, former Associate Minister at the Mission, to hear about his time in the congregation.
The Heidelberg Catechism, the 450th anniversary of which is celebrated this year, gained immense popularity in Hungary already when it first appeared there. As the Jubilee Year comes to a close we once again reflect on the role of the Catechism in the history of our Church.
To celebrate the Heidelberg Catechism's 450th anniversary, the Hungarian Reformed Church accepted a new Hungarian translation of the text and published a special edition of the Catechism containing the full text in the languages of Reformed congregations in the Carpathian Basin.
Compared to other universities around the world, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary is still in its adolescence, but it is nevertheless a time of celebration in Budapest as the school and students celebrate its 20th anniversary.
It was 450 years ago that the Heidelberg Catechism was first published. From 1653 onward this booklet saw rapid growth, and in 2013 it is still being used by millions of people belonging to the Reformed tradition, and has become the most important confessional text of the RCH.