Union of Evangelical Reformed Churches in Russia

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The Union of Evangelical Reformed Churches in Russia was formed after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990. In 1991 in Tver and Moscow were congregations established and one year later the denomination was formed. The church subscribes the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Heidelberg Catechism, the Canons of Dort and the Apostles Creed.[1] There are no women ordination. Currently it has 3 congregations in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan. The St. Petersburg was formed as a result of a merger of a Korean and a traditional Russian church.[2] The church begun to publish Calvinist literature in Russia.[3]

In 2008 it had 4 congregations, but grown to 15 congregations in 2010. The denomination work to gain possession of 3 church building in St. Petersburg, one in Moscow, which formerly owned by Swiss, German and French Reformed denominations before the rise of communism in 1917.[4]

Partner church relations was established with the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (Liberated) and hopes to establish ties with other Presbyterian denominations throughout the world.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Evangelical Reformed Church of Russia". Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  2. ^ "RUSSIA". Reformation Christian Ministries Missions. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  3. ^ Johannes a Lasco Library (2004-02-13). "Address data base of Reformed churches and institutions". Reformiert online. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  4. ^ "www.cornerstonepcadestin.org/christ-for-russia.html". Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  5. ^ "Rusland". BBK.GKV. Retrieved 2013-12-15.