On November 6-7, the General Synod of the Reformed Church in Hungary held its two-day session in Balatonszárszó. The participants discussed in detail the law on the legal status and service of ministers, but also the census data, youth mission, the Year of the Pastoral Profession, and the upcoming "Year of the Living Word" announced for 2024.
Bishop Zoltán Balog, Ministerial President of the Synod, in his opening address at the two-day session of the General Synod of RCH spoke about the solidarity with Transcarpathia, Ukraine, the role of religious education and the need for fairness. Korean Presbyterians visited the two-day meeting.
The second meeting of the newly elected Synod of the Reformed Church in Hungary took place on Wednesday in Budapest. Bishop Zoltán Balog, ministerial president of the Synod in his opening address highlighted the double effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and the priorities of the next six years.
“Without the renewal of hearts and reformation of our lives, every tradition fades away and new initiatives turns out to be empty,” said Presiding Bishop István Szabó in his opening address at the recent Synod meeting, where the Statement on Marriage, Family and Sexuality was reaffirmed.
DRC General Secretary Gustav Claassen visited Hungary, in his speech at the RCH Synod he emphasized: similarly to the Reformed Church in Hungary, DRC is also continuously trying to find the answer to the question of what it means to stay true to the Reformed confessional basis amidst changing contexts.
2016 marks the 60th anniversary of Hungary’s 1956 Revolution. In memoriam of these events, the RCH Synod held a special session meeting, a Synod of Remembrance, which was attended by prominent leaders in the community.