We Still May Not Know the Greatest Stories of the Reformation

2019. november 28., tags: reformation, interview, history

We visited church historian Judit Balogh in her home in Miskolc, so that we could speak about the Reformation, and its effects on Hungary. The professor of the Eszterházy Károly University also told us what she personally received from the great Reformers.

The History of Reformation in Hungary

2018. november 12., tags: reformation

Nicholas T. Parsons provides a comprehensive and detailed account of the history of the Reformation in Hungary. He reflects on the exhibition, “Grammar and Grace,” that was temporarily held in the Hungarian National Museum in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.

The Broken but Repaired Mug

2018. január 26., tags: reformation, interview, reformation jubilee

A seemingly ordinary couple, but there is something extraordinary about them. They both belong to two different realms: natural sciences and theology. The guests of the ‘Faces of Reformation’ series were Tamás Kodácsy and his wife, Eszter Kodácsy-Simon.

Five hundred hugs

2017. december 21., tags: reformation

In October a delegation of young children sweetened the day of all the church leaders and colleagues in the Bishop's office.

Matter of Existence

2017. október 05., tags: reformation, interview

“We need to build new fortresses and new fortifications to protect The Hungarian Reformed Church. Our main focus is on the rebuilding of the church in Transylvania. The question is, will we be able to renew ourselves and maintain the Hungarian Reformed Church in Transylvania?” We talked with bishop Béla Kató of the Transylvanian Reformed Church District which hosted the Presidium of the General Convent of the Hungarian Reformed Church in Cluj (Kolozsvár) on September 29th. 

Reformation Travels Rejuvenate Partnerships

2017. szeptember 19., tags: ucc, reformation, partnership, united church of christ (ucc), UCC

The RCH was pleased to host a high-level delegation from the UCC from September 16-19 as they explored Europe to expand their understanding of their Reformed heritage. The RCH has partnered with the UCC on many projects in the last years, including mission co-worker placements and mission projects.

The Children of Reformation

2017. március 01., tags: reformation jubilee, reformation

The Transcarpathian Reformed Church has begun a new initiative during the Year of Reformation, titled The Children of Reformation, which aims to support family planning in local congregations. The program aims to celebrate the Reformation in a way that encourages familial growth and will bring new life to the region. 

Debrecen and the Movement of Reformation

2017. január 20., tags: reformation jubilee, reformation

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Debrecen has been selected as a City of the Reformation. Debrecen’s rich connections to the Reformation date back to the 1520’s and continue to inform Hungarian reformed life today. A new website created by the RCH aims to showcase the historic roots of the Reformation in Debrecen through an interactive map of the city and a Reformation Walking Tour.

House Speaker Opens Reformation Memorial Year

2017. január 09., tags: reformation jubilee, reformation

House Speaker László Kövér opened Hungary’s memorial year marking the 500th anniversary of Reformation in Europe in Budapest’s Palace of Arts (Müpa) on Friday.

A Visual History of the Hungarian City of Reformation

2017. január 06., tags: reformation jubilee, city of reformation, reformation

Debrecen Reformed Theological University, in anticipation of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 and Debrecen’s role as a City of the Reformation, has produced a video highlighting the connections between the city and the Reformation.

The City of Reformation

2016. december 15., tags: reformation jubilee, debrecen, city of reformation, Debrecen, rch, reformation

As 2017 comes closer, the RCH and the Hungarian city of Debrecen prepare for Reformation celebrations. Debrecen has been chosen as a City of Reformation for the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation and is busy preparing festivities for the coming year. The RCH is also preparing to celebrate the 450-year anniversary of the Hungarian Reformed Church in 2017, one that will tie into Reformation celebrations in Hungary.

Welcoming Those of all Abilities

2016. november 17., tags: reformation, synod, Synod, starpoint

RCH Synod met for the sixth meeting of the 14th cycle on 16-17th November. They discussed the importance of welcoming people with disabilities into the church, appointing new members to the HRCA Board of Trustees, the upcoming Reformation Jubilee, as well as the Starpoint Youth Festival.

2017 Reformation jubilee

2014. október 08., tags: church-state relation, 2017, gusztáv bölcskei, reformation

In 2017, Reformed churches around the world will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and in Hungary preparation for the jubilee year has already begun. 

"He has been my father in Christ"

2014. október 08., tags: reformation

2014 is a special year of Reformed remembrance. This year we celebrate several anniversaries related to many well-known Swiss reformers’ lives. Some of the things we remember about the scientists who contributed to the Hungarian awareness to the works of the "fathers of the faith." In addition, October serves as the month of Reformation in the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Jubilee of the Reformers and the Reformation

2014. február 18., tags: history, jubilee, reformation

The tradition of celebrating the renewal of faith that occured in the age of reformation goes back centuries. The intellectual heritage of the reformers is remembered in both the Carpathian Basin and in Western Europe alike.

Debrecen to be named a “European City of the Reformation”

2013. december 16., tags: reformation, debrecen, Debrecen, city

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and will be celebrated around the world. In honor of this, the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE) has awarded 31 European cities with the title, “European City of the Reformation.”

Reformed Church leaders met from the Carpathian Basin

2013. december 10., tags: reformation, carpathian basin, hungarian reformed church (hrc), general convent, 2017

The Presidium of the General Convent of the Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) met on 19-20 November to discuss the work of the wider Hungarian community in the coming year.

The Reformation’s Hungary, Hungary’s Reformation

2013. október 31., tags: day of reformation, history, reformation, october 31

To celebrate the day of reformation, 31 October, Rev. Dr. Gabor J. Lanyi from the Hungarian Reformed Church in America takes a look at the historical and cultural importance of the Protestant reformation in Hungary.

That which builds

2012. október 30., tags: reformation

„It is simpler to poison a community with vain arguments, belligerence and suspicious approach, than to recuperate, rebuild and restore it later." – Árpád Galsi, director of Kálvin Publishing House within the Reformed Church in Hungary, on reformation.

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