On the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church, the Conference of European Churches (CEC) conveys heartiest congratulations to its Member Church. “It is inspiring to witness the 100 years of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church serving God and humanity,” said CEC General Secretary Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen.
“We celebrate with our brothers and sisters in Czechia and give thanks for the historical contributions made by our Member Church to the Christian unity and evangelical freedom. We send our prayers for their continued ecumenical journey,” he added.
Established in 1920, the Czechoslovak Hussite Church professes to the old Christian tradition, Cyril and Methodius tradition, following the teachings of Master John Huss, the reform efforts, legacy of Jan Amos Comenius, modernist movement and the spiritual and humanistic legacy of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.
A ceremonial service was held on 11 January 2020 at the Saint Nicolas Church in Prague.
The Czechoslovak Hussite Church has issued a statement titled “Church and Society” for the anniversary, reminding that “the Czechoslovak Hussite Church sees itself as a community of believers, who are called to share and proclaim the Gospel of Christ (1 Peter 2:9). Ever since its foundation in January 1920 it presented itself as a church that was open to society, and tried to cultivate the values of freedom [and] democracy.”