25.05.2016 22:37

Reaction of General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation on attact on Diakonia

  The seat of Diakonia in Belgická Street in Prague became one of the aims of the organized attack by vandals at several locations in Prague on the last weekend in April. Vandals focused on the institutions and companies which are involved in...
01.12.2015 09:21

The Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren has a new Governing Body

  It aims to provide Hope and Trust for the Future The New Synodal Council of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren (ECCB) was installed during a ceremonial worship service on Saturday, the 21 st of November 2015. It aims to...
16.10.2015 18:42

Helping the refugees is helping people in need

  The Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren (ECCB) and its Diaconia have been observing the situation concerning the refugees coming to Europe for a long time. Therefore, at the beginning of July 2015 the members of the Synodal Council passed a...
25.09.2015 09:37

Ceremonial Opening of the Church Kindergarten in Cheb

  Forty children have found their place in a brand new kindergarten The church kindergarten in Cheb was festively opened on Thursday the 17 th of September. It happened with a ribbon cutting with scissors in the hands of the children...

The seat of Diakonia in Belgická Street in Prague became one of the aims of the organized attack by vandals at several locations in Prague on the last weekend in April. Vandals focused on the institutions and companies which are involved in HateFree Zone - places where we don´t find hatred and violence. The members of the Synodal Council of the ECCB visited the seat of the Diakonia cleaned the entrance which was damaged by vandals. It was said that Diaconia will continue to fulfill its mission thus helping all people without difference. Even General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation Martin Junge reacted on this event and sent the letter to Synodal Senior of ECCB. The letter is in attachement.



It aims to provide Hope and Trust for the Future The New Synodal Council of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren (ECCB) was installed during a ceremonial worship service on...   ...more

The Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren (ECCB) and its Diaconia have been observing the situation concerning the refugees coming to Europe for a long time. Therefore, at the beginning of...   ...more

Forty children have found their place in a brand new kindergarten The church kindergarten in Cheb was festively opened on Thursday the 17 th of September. It happened with a ribbon...   ...more

He served because it should be so We got to know each other during our work in the organization Jeronymova jednota. At that time he already had a large part of his active life behind him. The...   ...more

15.09.2015 17:34
The Oratory Jan Hus

The Oratory Jan Hus, composed by Carel Loewe, was presented during the Hus Festival in the ECCB Congregation of Salvátor Church in Prag, on Monday the 6 th of July 2015. There were four...   ...more

In the article Contributions from the International Conference to the 600th Anniversary of Master Jan Hus´s Death ( here ) you are now welcome to read most of the speeches that were held...   ...more

photo: Karel Cudlín (c)   ...more

photo: Karel Cudlín (c)   ...more

The organizers of the Commemoration Festival of Master Jan Hus want to focus primarily on his principle thoughts and formative attitudes. On their behalf, I want to invite you all to Prague...   ...more

26.01.2015 12:03
Jan Hus

Jan Hus is an influential person in Czech history. At the beginning of the 15th century he became a leading thinker and a representative of the reform movement in Bohemia, being a century ahead...   ...more

In September, Pavel Stolař, a member of the Synodal Council, and Gerhard Frey-Reininghaus, the ecumenical referent of the ECCB, visited Japan and Korea. Being invited by the Presbyterian...   ...more

20.11.2014 14:57
Taizé in Prague

The next European Meeting of Young People will be held in the city and region of Prague, from 29 December 2014 to 2 January 2015. The Taizé Community is preparing the meeting at the...   ...more

13.10.2014 12:46
Both the bread and wine


In October, the Czech Protestants commemorate the 600th anniversary of the first celebration of the Lord's Supper, both the bread and wine for the laity. This year it will be exactly 600...   ...more

In May a group of eight people from the Evangelical Church of the Czech Brethren came together with representatives of the Protestant Church of the Netherlands and a delegation of the Reformed...   ...more

Jiří Mrázek is the new Dean of the Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University in Prague (PTF) for the period 2014–2018. He was elected unanimously by the Academic Senate of the PTF...   ...more

22.07.2014 14:38
A festive invitation

This year it will be exactly 600 years ago that in some of Prague’s churches, which were under the influence of the reform movement led by John Hus, the administration of Communion in both...   ...more

At the invitation of the Ecumenical Council of Churches in the Czech Republic and the Czech Bishop’s Conference, tens of thousands of young adults from all over Europe and beyond will meet in...   ...more

Links between Prague and Bratislava, and a report by a Slovak theology student on a year in Prague Relationships between the Protestant Theological Faculty in Prague (PTF) and its sister...   ...more

On 9 May 2014 a group of students from the Theological Faculty in Prague set off to spend the weekend in Erlangen, in order to read passages from Adorno’s “Aesthetic Theory” together with a...   ...more

The Protestant Churches are experiencing a period of "big anniversaries": the publication of the Kralice Bible (1613), the first celebration of Holy Communion in both kinds (1414), the martyrdom...   ...more

04.06.2014 09:38
Jan Hus shall unite us!

This was said by the Roman-Catholic bishop, František Radkovský, in St. Nicholas' Church in Prague's Old Town Square on December 3, 2013. The occasion for these groundbreaking words was the...   ...more

Already, for more than 13 years I have been driving, with Pastor Petr Brodský, through Eastern Europe to visit fellow countrymen. In the beginning he was with me, later I was with him, but we...   ...more

In November last year the world commemorated, for the 75th time, the Kristallnacht, which derives its name from the shards of shattered windows of Jewish businesses and synagogues. From 9 th to...   ...more

22.04.2014 17:29
Guest at the Rhine Synod

It is a valuable tradition that churches visit each other. One of the offered opportunities for this is visiting synod meetings. During these meetings Churches discuss matters that concern them...   ...more

The Ambassador for the Reformation anniversary 2017 of the Council of the Protestant Church in Germany, Prof. Dr. Margot Käßmann, visited Prague from 22nd to 25th March – and, therefore, also...   ...more

In January the Protestant Association of Ministers organized a ministerial training which took place in Prague at the premises of the Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University. The...   ...more

The Cuba committee of the ECCB Synodal Council held on 18th March the “Day for Cuba” to support the democratically minded opposition there. This event took place for the fourth time - after...   ...more

The Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University in Prague (PTF) has a wide range of contacts with partner institutions in a number of different countries. This was demonstrated again...   ...more

Students from Columbia Theological Seminary visit Prague and take part in seminar with Czech students The Protestant Theological Seminary in Prague (PTF) has a relationship with Columbia...   ...more

Zittau became, in the time of the violent counter-reformation (after 1621), a haven for Czech and German Protestants from the areas of the Bohemian Crown that wanted to preserve freedom of...   ...more

The beautiful Art Nouveau church in Herlíkovice (Giant Mountains), completed in 1904, is a contemporary witness to the turbulent history of the 20th Century. The German inhabitants, who built the...   ...more

17.01.2014 13:31
"I nurse at home"

We present a project to support home care This year the ECCB Diakonia has launched a comprehensive project under the name of “I nurse at home” to support care-giving family members. The...   ...more

We are presently troubled by remarks of overt and covert racism in Czech society. The racism hidden in many of us is used by neo-Nazi groups who march on the streets and shout racist slogans. In...   ...more

23.12.2013 09:31
Christmas 2013

Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. (1 John 5:1) May Christmas joy abide in the...   ...more

06.12.2013 17:17
Prayer for Peace in Leipzig

Crowds, hustle, a building with the number 89 illuminated, candles, calmness, peace, smiles, serenity … 24 years have passed since 9 th October 1989 when the Peaceful Revolution took place...   ...more

The church leaders of the ECCB and the Reformed Christian Church in Slovakia (RCKS) met in the eastern Slovak city of Košice on 19 th and 20 th October 2013. This meeting, already the third...   ...more

With a solemn service in the Red Church in Brno, a three-year course of church music ended for seventeen students. This course was directed by Ladislav Moravetz, Cantor for the whole Church, with...   ...more

At the end of September we happily and thankfully celebrated the opening of the church kindergarten 'Klíček' at the rectory in Rumburk. Seven months of construction work finally came to an end....   ...more

Six young people from various parts of the Czech Republic attended the Presbyterian Youth Triennium at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana USA from 16-20 July 2013. The six young people...   ...more

Were the "Dark Ages" really dark? If we are only interested in culture then probably not. I argue that the majority of listeners prefer Baroque music to contemporary composers. However, if we...   ...more

Professor Petr Pokorný, one of the leading Czech Bible scholars, celebrated his 80th birthday in April. For many years he led the „New Testament“Department at the Protestant Theological...   ...more

People who lose their independence often have to leave their own home and move to a remote retirement home. Now there seems to be hope in Nosislav that they can remain closer to home. On 21st...   ...more

In October of 1529 the representatives of the German (Luther) and the Swiss (Zwingli) wings of the European Reformation met in Marburg for a colloquy on common doctrine and action. The meeting...   ...more

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! It is with deep pain that we follow the daily news on the catastrophic floodings in the Czech Republic...   ...more

The Synod of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren met from 30th May to 2nd June 2013 in the premises of the Emaus Monastery, Prague. In addition to the Synod members, several national and...   ...more

On Friday, the 24 th of May, churches, prayer rooms and other rooms of the 11 Denominations that participated in the Night of Churches 2013 opened throughout the Czech Republic. 118...   ...more

2008 saw the inauguration of the Luther Decade in Germany - a program that stretches over ten years and culminates in the celebration of the 500 th anniversary of the posting of Luther's thesis...   ...more

30.04.2013 19:30
Diaconia helps in Ethiopia

The Diaconia also helps Ethiopian women. How has their situation changed thanks to the fundraising campaign? We describe the current story of one of them ... Mrs Woode Asharge (31 years old)...   ...more

„It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.!“ Gal 5,1 Görlitz, Niesky,...   ...more

The ecumenical volunteer organization SERVITUS was founded in May 2003 by representatives of Protestant Churches, the Jewish community, Caritas and Diakonia. Therefore, in April this year it...   ...more

20.02.2013 13:09
Joel Ruml - 60 years

The ECCB moderator, Joel Ruml, will celebrate his 60 th birthday at the end of April. He has walked on this earth for quite a number of years. Alongside him we have come a long way which has...   ...more

06.02.2013 07:22
Visitors from Scotland

On 1 February 2013 the ECCB welcomed visitors from the Church of Scotland. The two Churches have worked together for many years and this meeting was, in part, a celebration of that partnership....   ...more

The ECCB Synodal Council has honored two friends of the ECCB in autumn 2012 with a honorary medal. Both honorees live in Germany and have just celebrated their 80th birthday. The first honoree...   ...more

Religion – Trauma or Therapy The annual meeting of the Association of Friends of the Protestant Theological Faculty took place on 20-21 October 2012. Many of the members of the Association...   ...more

"Dear Professor Hromádka, I am sure you remember meeting me at Karl Barth's house in 1939…" On 17 October 2012 the lecture room in the Protestant Theological Faculty (PTF) was packed with...   ...more

The ambassador of Germany, Detlef Lingemann, and the Attaché for Social Affairs, Stephan Schmid, accepted an invitation to a meeting with the leadership of the Evangelical Church of Czech...   ...more

Ten young people from Germany will come this year to different parts of the Czech Republic. One girl will go to Brno and help in the Caritas day center Líšeň and in the 'Assisted Living'...   ...more

Late summer 2011 saw weeklong riots and demonstrations in Rumburk and its vicinity which were, primarily, directed against the Roma community living there. The tensions that had grown over the...   ...more

In the summer semester 2012 students and teachers from the Theology Faculties of Charles University in Prague and Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen met together twice to discuss the...   ...more

29.09.2012 10:42
Studies in Israel

Cooperation agreement between Studies in Israel e. V., represented by Prof. Dr. Erhard Blum, Chairman, and the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren, represented by Joel Ruml, Moderator, and Lia...   ...more

Representatives of the Churches met in May last year in the monastery of Želiv, within the framework of the commission for questions of statutes and future spiritual orientation of the World...   ...more

Message from the LWF European Church Leadership Consultation held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, 10 - 15 May 2012 The LWF European Church Leadership Consultation was hosted by the Evangelical...   ...more

The Synodal Council of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren considers it necessary to comment on some issues that are presently prevalent in the Czech Republic, that poison society's...   ...more

Churches must be global citizens addressing issues that can only be tackled at the worldwide level, Rev. Martin Junge ( photo ), general secretary of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) told...   ...more

On Tuesday, 1 st March, the representatives of the Church district of Bayreuth, of the West-Bohemian presbytery and of the synodal council met in Pilsen for a continuation of the discussions...   ...more

Dear Mr. President, dear brother in Jesus Christ, a small delegation of our Church visited Berlin on 24 th and 25 th March on the occasion of the 275 th anniversary of the arrival Czech...   ...more

Four representatives of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren met in Bautzen (Germany) with Jan Malink, pastor of one of the ten parishes in which Sorbian-German church services take place,...   ...more

„Even if I knew that the world would end tomorrow, I still would plant an apple tree today!“ This saying, ascribed to Dr. Martin Luther has inspired people and Churches for hundreds of years...   ...more

28.02.2012 10:26
Beyond the Social Services

The Protestant Theological Faculty organises a week-long international seminar   This February 26 students from 5 European countries were able to experience Prague first-hand and at the...   ...more

15.02.2012 19:10
Census 2011

This year's census results indicated that the number of members of the ECCB was reduced to 52 000. This is more than half the decline compared to the last census. This is a second reported...   ...more

The Ecumenical Council of Churches of the Czech Republic and the Czech Conference of Bishops organized and led an ecumenical worship service celebrating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity....   ...more

25.01.2012 12:50
Pastors Course 2012

The pastors of the ECCB are gathering this week for their annual Pastors Course organized by the organization of the pastors within the ECCB. They meet for the week of January 23-27 here in...   ...more

After the communist take-over, church property that was not used directly for religious purposes and which in part secured the livelihood of individual parishes and communities, was confiscated....   ...more

How the 17 th of November 1989 changed the life of a doctor from the province Mahulena Čejkova reached 'National Street' (Národní třída) only after she had passed a barrier, made up from...   ...more

We feel pain and loss over the death of Václav Havel. Pain that a man has departed who was close to our thinking though never officially in any Christian Church. His attitude and much of his...   ...more

The Synodal Council of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren has followed the recent events in Norway with sorrow and regret. Apart from the events themselves, the victims and the suffering,...   ...more

From 9th till 15th July in Herlíkovice an inter-religious international camp for young people of all faiths is promoting inter-cultural learning and overcoming stereotypes. During the...   ...more

The Ecumenical Council of Churches in the Czech Republic and the Archbishop of Prague of the Roman Catholic Church will gather on Saturday 11 June at St. Vitus’ Cathedral at Prague Castle. A...   ...more

26.05.2011 09:26
Night of Churches

On 27 May 2011 churches throughout the Czech Republic will celebrate Noc Kostelů, a Night of Churches. ECCB congregations will join other congregations from many denominations in celebrating the...   ...more

The 33 rd meeting of the synod of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren met from 19-22 May, 2011. The meeting included delegates from all over the Czech Republic and several international...   ...more

On Monday, 11 April 2011 at 14:30 clock was given the Medal of the ECCB Thanks to the couple Köhler. Köhler couple worked for the Felloship Fund (Solidarkasse der sächsischen Pfarrvertretung...   ...more

On Tuesday 29 March 2011 a delegation of ECCB visited its Bavarian partner from the Church of Bayreuth. The meeting was attended by synodal senior Joel Ruml, ecumenical department staff and...   ...more

30.03.2011 22:00
Czechs at the Kirchentag

The Christian meeting days, which are held every three years by the Central European Protestant Churches, will become a meeting center in Central and Eastern Europe at the 33rd German Evangelical...   ...more

On Sunday 20 February 2011, a delegation of the Evangelical Church (ECCB), headed by synodal senior of the ECCB Joel Ruml, visited the Lutheran Church in Saxony. The delegation arrived in Dresden...   ...more

26.11.2010 13:57
Round Table in ECCB

From 19 to 22 November 2010 a meeting of representatives of the "Round Table” was held in Prague. Projects of the Evangelical Church (ECCB) were discussed at the “Round Table”....   ...more

WELCOME to the pages of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren (ECCB), the largest Protestant church in the Czech Republic. Here you will find basic information about our church. More...   ...more

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