Celebrating 450 Years with the Heidelberg Catechism

2013. április 23., tags: hungarian reformed church (hrc), anniversary, heidelberg cathechism

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.

Legacy of the Heidelberg Catechism

2013. február 14., tags: heidelberg cathechism, szűcs ferenc

Dr. Ferenc Szűcs is an emeritus professor of Systematic Theology at Károli Gáspár Reformed University, where he is a member of the theology faculty and teaches the knowledge of confessions as a part of systematic theology. This year marks the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism, one of the main confessions of the Reformed Church in Hungary. I sat down with Szűcs to discuss the important historical and spiritual role it plays in the life of the church. "Confession belongs to the living faith," Szűcs said. He explained that Christian faith is not solely a private matter, but a public one as well, because Christians belong to a community. "The Reformers described the church as a 'community on the way.' We arrive at crossroads and we have to decide where to go together." And according to Szűcs, the church confession is searching for this common way, and not simply for one denomination but for the entirety of Christianity.

Brief Report of Synod Resolutions

2012. november 26., tags: starpoint, heidelberg cathechism, ambassadors for christ, church revision, hungarian reformed church (hrc), general synod

Several important topics were discussed throughout the mid-November Synod meeting of the Reformed Church in Hungary. The Synod approached this meeting with a focus directed toward a time of reflection and reinterpretation of its mission.

Common Synod to be held in June

2012. november 23., tags: general convent, heidelberg cathechism, transylvanian church district

The Presidium of the General Convent, operational body of the Hungarian Reformed church leaders in the Carpathian Basin met on Tuesday to discuss the most relevant upcoming events of the church. The agenda included the scheduling of the Common Synod of the Hungarian churches of the region for 2013; a more active cultivation of friendship with the Reformed Christian (Calvinist) Church in Croatia and the announcement of a knowledge quiz on the Heidelberg Catechism for the youth of the Carpathian basin.

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