Hungarian Reformed Church in Australia

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The Hungarian Reformed Church in Australia is a Hungarian Protestant church in Australia. Its headquarters is in Melbourne; its head is Rev. Csaba Dézsi, the pastor of the North Fitzroy Reformed Hungarian congregation. The Australian Reformed Hungarian Church is a member of the Hungarian Diaspora Council.[1]

The first Hungarian immigrants came to Australia after the 1956 revolution. In the 1970s and 1980s, Hungarians from Serbia came to Australia.[2] In the big Australian cities, congregations were established, but not in smaller villages outside the cities, they were isolated from the denomination. The Hungarian-Australian first pastor was Rev. Ferenc Antal. In Australia, four districts were formed. These districts are very small. Hundreds of kilometres separates these congregations, and church members. The Victoria District has the greatest history. Its seat is in Melbourne, where the Hungarian Reformed Church has its own building and manse, everywhere else buildings are rented. The New South Wales District's seat is in Sydney. It has one congregation in Strathfield, and six house fellowships. The Queensland District has teo congregations. The seat is in Brisbane. The South Australian District has one congregation in Adelaide. There is a Hungarian Reformed Congregation in Perth, but it doesn't belong to the Hungarian Reformed Church in Australia.[3]

Theology[edit]

The church traces back its history to John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli and Martin Bucer. It adheres to the Five Points of Calvinism.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kormányzat - Hírek". Kormany.hu. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  2. ^ "Address data base of Reformed churches and institutions". Reformiert-online.net. 2004-02-20. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  3. ^ "Hungarian Reformed Church". Reformatus.com.au. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  4. ^ "Sydneyi Magyar Református Egyház". Sydneyreformatusegyhaz.com.au. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 

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