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Eglise Presbyterienne Camerounaise Orthodoxe
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Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Cameroon
EPCO
B.P. 1418
Yaoundé
Cameroon (Africa)
Teléfono: +237 230-29-86
E-Mail: epco@iccnet.cm
No: 12105 / 1033

informaciones en la red:

URL: http://www.iccnet.cm/epco
idiomas disponibles en el sitio: French, English

This Church resulted from a breakaway from the EPC (cf. no. 3). In January 1967, a group of pastors left the 10th General Assembly of the EPC in protest against a series of decisions with ecumenical implications — joining the WCC, starting union negotiations, and founding a jointly run theological college in Douala. Under the leadership of Pastor Jean Andjongo they started the Eglise Presbytérienne Initiale. In February 1967 the EPC appealed to court denouncing the illegal appropriation of churches, manses, and schools by the new church. In December 1967, a court message began to circulate indicating that the court had decided in favor of the Eglise Presbytérienne Initiale. It turned out that the message originated, in fact, from a catechist by the name of Billé Ze Etienne in Douala. The authorities took severe action and arrested more than 100 pastors and laypeople. After a few months they were released, with the exception of Andjongo and Billé Ze Etienne, who were sentenced, respectively, to two and four years of imprisonment. The EPC was prepared to readmit the secessionist group, but they remained separate. It was encouraged and supported by anti-ecumenical groups in the US and Europe, in particular the ICCC. Initially the government sought to prevent outside support. In 1970 the Church was officially registered. The name Eglise Presbytérienne Initiale was changed into the present name, and in the following decades the church experienced considerable growth.
 

Further languages:
Boulou, Bassa

National association:
National Secretariat of Protestant Private Education

Schools:
4 nursery schools, 13 primary schools, 2 secundary schools
12 teachers in the nursery schools, 51 teachers in the primary schools, 35 professors in the secondary schools
The church has an Education secretariat.

Diaconal institution:
12 diaconal institutes
 


datos de la iglesia

miembros
total: 382933
 
permitidos en la Santa Cena: 130455
congregaciones
(tradicional): 163
comunidades domésticas
(comunidades en desarrollo): 365
ordenado(s)
total: 102
 
hombres: 102
 
la ordenación de mujeres para el ministerio es usual
ancianos
total: 704
 
hombres: 645
 
mujeres: 59 
diácono(a)
total: 1410
 
hombres: 156
 
mujeres: 1254
  existen instituciones diaconales
misioneros(as)
total: 2
 
hombres: 1
 
mujeres: 1
 
no existe labor misionera en el extranjero
bautizo
bautismo de niños y creyentes
padrinos de bautizo
no se usa el concepto padrino/madrina
Santa Cena
por año: 3
publicaciones
no hay edición de revistas propias
instituciones de formación teológica

 
número: 1

colegios científico-humanistas
existen otros colegios
año de fundación
1970
estructura organizacional
12 Presbyteries, 3 Synods, General Assemby
tipo de origen
  • presbiteriano
idiomas oficiales
  • French
idiomas del culto
  • French
confesión
  • Confesión de Westminster (1646/47)
  • Credo de los Apóstoles
cooperación con

 

última actualización: 13.02.2004
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