Calvin Synod - Conference of United Church of Christ
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493 Amboy Ave.
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861,
New Jersey
United States of America (North America)
Telephone: +1 732 826-3513
Fax: +1 732 826-3513
Email: GeneralSecretary@CalvinSynod.org
Address-No.: 112193 / 3243

Information in the internet:

URL: http://www.calvinsynod.org/
Languages of the website: English

Hungarian Ref Christians within the United Church of Christ have a special place, with their own bilingual synod. The first Hungarian-speaking congregation was formed in 1890. New congregations were formed both within the Reformed Church in the US and the Presbyterian Church (US). Attempts to create one Hungarian church, through negotiations with independents and the mother church in Hungary, all failed. By 1924 there were four distinct factions. One of those agreements was the “Tiffin Agreement” between the RCUS and the Hungarian Reformed Church. In this agreement the Hungarian congregations were given relative autonomy. When the RCUS merged with another church in 1934, the new church recognized the Tiffin Agreement. In 1939 the Hungarian congregations formed a separate synod called the Magyar Synod. Several attempts were made to join with the other Hungarian groups, but none succeeded. In the United Church of Christ, formed in 1956, the synod was renamed the Calvin Synod, after unsuccessful efforts by the UCC to have the Hungarian group integrated. Today the Calvin Synod is the largest group of congregations for ethnic Hungarians. As a synod they maintain separate relations with other Hungarian Reformed churches and preserve a distinctly Calvinistic doctrine. There is a strong feeling among the Hungarians in the United States that they should be united, and there is cooperation and contact among Hungarian Ref. Together pastors and elders from the several traditions have associations where they meet. A common archive is maintained in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.

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Statistic data of church

total: 3800
(conventionally): 33
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 54
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
no information about missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 7
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 0

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
synod with 4 classes
Official languages
  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Second Helvetic Confession (1562)
Partner churches

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last update: 05.03.2004
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