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The Reformed Church is, in terms of numbers, the largest denomination in Hungary, after the Roman Catholic Church. The Calvinist trend of the Reformation in Hungary adopted two confessions at Debrecen in 1567: the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Second Helvetian Confession. The existence of the Reformed Church in Hungary dates from this Debrecen Synod of 1567. Among the Presbyterian churches it is the only one that has had, and still has, bishops in additions to general curators (lay presidents) at the head of Church Districts. At present the registered number of Reformed Hungarians world-wide is about three and a half million. Of these, some two million live in Hungary.
The church is a community of about 300 Lutheran congregations being bound to Jesus Christ. In spite of all their differences, the members belong to "one body" - in the smallest diaspora congregation as well as in the congregations having more than ten thousand souls. The service of three bishops directs the work running in the congregations, for getting the gospel even to places where only one Lutheran person lives, but it should be heard also in places where our congregation members are in majority. The seats of the three church districts (Buda, Gyõr and Pest) serve also as spiritual centres for all Lutheran people.
The history of the Unitarian Church has it on record that the Unitarian Reformation began in the year 1565. It was on the 20th of January of that year that Ferenc Dávid gave his first sermon in Unitarian spirit at the present-day St. Michael's Church in Kolozsvár (present-day Cluj). The year of the foundation of the Unitarian Church was 1568. The Diet of Torda, in session between the 6th and 15th of January of that year, made possible for the Unitarian Church to come into being by ensuring religious toleration and liberty of conscience.
Some of the texts you can read here are expressly related to Hungary, and some of them are of general interest: articles and studies both on gay-lesbian literature and Christian theology. You can also find information about the past Five Loaves Community (1996–2006).
The oldest Catholic news agency in Central Europe, which was founded 95 years ago, provides news and information about the life of the universal and the Hungarian Church. Their foreign sources are websites of Catholic news agencies and newspapers in Italian, English and German languages. They publish the news of the Hungarian Church based firstly on the information received from the Press Office of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops' Conference and from the diocesan press referents, secondly on the coverage of their colleagues.
The Hungarian Catholic Radio was established by the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference in order to help the proliferation of Christian values in Hungarian society. They take part in the mission of the Catholic Church as well as in maintaining and preserving the values of the Hungarian and universal cultures and our Hungarian mother tongue, within and outside the borders of our country.
This international church in Budapest consists of a group of young people who meet every week to share their lives and the Word of God with each other. The first meeting was in January 2003, and since then the church has regular meetings every week. They are also working together with other churches in Budapest, and they believe that the church should be the best place in the world to be. It is not a boring place where you are forced to go every Sunday, but its about a living relationship with God, and that you can meet with brothers and sisters that you love. And this is not just for Sunday, but for every day as well.