Evangelical Lutheran Church of Romania

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Romania (Romanian: Biserica Evanghelică-Luterană din România; Hungarian: Romániai Evangélikus-Lutheránus Egyház; German: Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Rumänien) is a Lutheran denomination in Romania.[1] Many active congregations were founded over 450 years ago,[2] and today the Church has 27,540 members.[3] It is primarily a Hungarian-speaking denomination, with one deanery for Slovak-speaking parishes.[4]

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Romania
Romániai Evangélikus-Lutheránus Egyház (hu)
Biserica Evanghelică-Luterană din România (ro)
Cluj-Napoca Evangelical Church.jpg
TypeWestern Christianity
TheologyLutheran theology
PolityPresbyterian polity
BishopAdorjáni Dezső
LanguageHungarian, Slovak, Romanian, German
HeadquartersBd. 21 Decembrie 1989 nr.1, Cluj-Napoca
Origin4 July 1920
Recognition1948 (by the state)
Separated fromEvangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession
Members20,168 (2011)
Church buildings47
Tertiary institutionsProtestant Theological Institute of Cluj
PublicationsEvangélikus Harangszó
Református Szemle
Official websiteevangelikus.ro

This church is not to be confused with the mainly Saxon, German-speaking Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession.


  1. ^ J. Gordon Melton; Martin Baumann (21 September 2010). Religions of the World, Second Edition: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices. ABC-CLIO. p. 1055. ISBN 978-1-59884-204-3. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Romania". World Council of Churches. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  3. ^ The Lutheran World Federation – 2013 Membership Figures Lutheran World
  4. ^ "Cimtár". Romániai Evangélikus-Lutheránus Egyház (in Hungarian). Retrieved 29 August 2016.

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