Lectionary Selection: John 12:1-8
Prayers for Hungary:
Oh God, we pray for the church in Hungary to find creative responses to the new opportunities which have followed the collapse of communism. We ask that you help to strengthen their growing commitment to reconciliation and cooperation to overcome historic tensions between Hungary and neighboring countries, especially Romania and Slovakia, where ethnic Hungarian minorities feel the pressure of discrimination and injustice. As we pray for the church in Hungary we also acknowledge our need for focused prayers for our churches as well as we face new opportunities and create cooperation in our communities.
Mission Stewardship Moment from Hungary:
The Reformed Church in Hungary, with two million members, is the largest Protestant church in Hungary. It maintains its firm commitment to the Reformed tradition established in central Europe in the earliest days of the Reformation, and subsequently defended against threats from other faiths, most recently from Marxist atheism. The traditional emphasis of the Reformed Church in Hungary on the importance of education has fixed its priority concern now – despite the diminished resources left by the period of communist rule – on enhancing the work of its four theological schools and restoring a network of secondary church schools throughout the country. Another concern is to provide practical and moral support to the minority ethnic Hungarian Reformed Churches in all the countries surrounding Hungary.
Mission Partner in Hungary:
Reformed Church in Hungary
Video Resources about Hungary:
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Global Ministries Missionaries in Hungary:
Zoltan and Barbara Szucs, are members of the Hungarian Reformed Church of Lorain, United Church of Christ, Lorain, Ohio, and serve the Hungarian Reformed Church in Hungary. Zoltan also works as Professor of Practical Theology at Karoli Gaspar University in Budapest.