Tomáš Butta

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Tomáš Butta at work

Tomáš Butta (born 12 June 1958 Prague) is the eighth patriarch of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church.[1][2]

In 1984 Butta graduated from seminary and was ordained as a priest.[1] He received appointment as a rector in the Hradec Králové Region. In 1997 he acquired his doctorate in theology from Charles University in Prague.[2]

On 23 September 2006 he was elected to the position of patriarch of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church.[2][3] He replaced Jan Schwarz who had resigned.[3]


  1. ^ a b Staff (23 September 2006) "Czechoslovak Hussite Church has new patriarch" Radio Prague
  2. ^ a b c "Patriarcha: ThDr. Tomáš Butta: VIII. patriarcha Církve československé husitské" Církev československá husitská 26 September 2006 Czechoslovak Hussite Church website article entitled "Patriarch: Doctor of Theology Tomáš Butta: Eighth patriarch of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church"
  3. ^ a b "Husité mají nového patriarchu" NetCentrum 23 September 2006 article entitled "Hussites have new patriarch"


This article is based in part on material from the Czech Wikipedia.