Reformed Church in Romania

The Reformed Church in Romania (Hungarian: Romániai Református Egyház; Romanian: Biserica Reformată din România) is the organization of the Calvinist church in Romania. The majority of its followers are of Hungarian ethnicity and Hungarian is the main church language. The large majority of the Church's parishes are in Transylvania; according to the 2002 census, 701,077 people or 3.15% of the total population belong to the Reformed Church. About 95% of the members were of Hungarian ethnicity.[1][2]

The Reformed Church in Romania
Romániai Református Egyház (hu)
Biserica Reformată din România (ro)
TypeWestern Christianity
ClassificationProtestant
OrientationCalvinism
ScriptureBible
TheologyReformed theology
PolityPresbyterian polity
DiocesesDiocese of Transylvania
Diocese of Királyhágómellék
Parishes779
Associations
RegionRomania
LanguageHungarian
FounderJohn Sigismund Zápolya
Origin1567
Independence1920
Separated fromRoman Catholic Church
Branched fromReformed Church in Hungary
Members600.932 (in 2011)
Presbyters809
Church buildings1.352
Tertiary institutionsProtestant Theological Institute of Cluj,
Babeș-Bolyai University
PublicationsReformátus Szemle
Üzenet
Igehirdető
Református Család
Értesitő
Harangszó
Partiumi Közlöny
Official websitereformatus.ro
kiralyhagomellek.ro
Distribution of Reformed adherents in Romania (2002 census)

The religious institution is composed of two bishoprics, the Reformed Diocese of Királyhágómellék and the Reformed Diocese of Transylvania. The headquarters are at Oradea and Cluj-Napoca, respectively.

Together with the Unitarian Church of Transylvania and the two Lutheran churches of Romania (the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Romania and the Evangelical Church of Augustan Confession), the Calvinist community runs the Protestant Theological Institute of Cluj.

DoctrineEdit

The church adheres to the:

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ hu:Romániai református egyház
  2. ^ "Populatia dupa etnie si religie" (PDF) (in Romanian). Romanian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Address data base of Reformed churches and institutions".
  4. ^ "Address data base of Reformed churches and institutions".

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