U subotu, 16. rujna 2023. godine, u Osijeku je obilježena 50. obljetnica Leuenberškog sporazuma. Ovim je sporazumom 1973. godine u Leuenbergu u Švicarskoj uspostavljeno zajedništvo oltara (Večere Gospodnje) i propovjedaonice (Riječi Božje) između evangeličkih crkava augsburške i helvetske vjeroispovijedi. Ovaj ekumenski dokument usvojile su glavne europske luteranske, reformirane i unijatske crkve, kao i predreformacijske crkve Valdežana i Češke braće, a trenutno je 105 crkava potpisnica ovoga sporazuma uključeno u organizaciju pod imenom Zajedništvo protestantskih crkava u Europi.
Povodom obljetnice ovoga važnog ekumenskoga događaja u Evangeličkoj je crkvi u Osijeku održano svečano zajedničko bogoslužje Evangeličke crkve u Republici Hrvatskoj i Reformirane kršćanske kalvinske crkve u Republici Hrvatskoj, predvođeno biskupom Reformirane kršćanske kalvinske crkve Péterom Szennom, članom Upravnog vijeća Evanđeoskog teološkog veleučilišta, te biskupom Evangeličke crkve Brankom Berićem. Biskup Szenn je u svojoj prigodnoj propovijedi na temelju Ps 42,2-3 istaknuo: „I mi kao vjernici u Gospodina Isusa Krista trebamo priželjkivati, žuditi za Bogom i u Njegovo ime žuditi za kršćanskim zajedništvom; otvoriti srca prema Bogu da nas On vodi putem od Njega određenim za vječni život i iskoristiti svaki trenutak da o Njemu svjedočimo jedni drugima i da živimo život koji se Njemu sviđa na Njegovu slavu i na dobrobit naših bližnjih. Zato smo i danas zajedno na zajedničkom bogoštovlju i slavimo zajedno Gospodnju Večeru, kako je On to odredio, da to činimo Njemu na spomen.“
Ovom je svečanom bogoslužju, uz predstavnike Zajedništva protestantskih crkava u Europi, Katoličke crkve, Srpske pravoslavne crkve i druge ugledne goste, kao gost prisustvovao i dekan Evanđeoskog teološkog veleučilišta dr.sc. Dalibor Kraljik.
In Daruvar, on September 8 and 9, 2023, a meeting of the members of the Assembly of the Protestant Evangelical Council (PEC) was held with the leaders of four associated denominations (the Evangelical Pentecostal Church, the Alliance of Baptist Churches, the Church of God and the Council of Churches of Christ) under the title "Denominations in meeting and togetherness". Twenty pastors and church officials reflected on the current state of churches, the issue and need for revitalization of churches, but also reflected on joint action in the future.
This meeting was also attended by Dr. Dalibor Kraljik, dean of the Evangelical Theological Seminary (ETS), in his capacity as secretary general of the PEC, who contributed to the reflection on the central theme of the revitalization of churches, speaking about the importance and role of theological education in this process, as well as the important role of the ETS as an institution and a place that in the more than 50 years since its establishment has always "produced" pastors and church officials, and which will continue to do so in the future, in partnership with denominations and even closer connection with local churches.
On behalf of the Founders Board of the Evangelical Theological Seminary (Evanđeosko teološkog veleučilišta (ETV) we welcome Dr. Dalibor Kraljik into the role of Dean (Dekan) of the Seminary. It is with pleasure and anticipation of fruitful cooperation we receive Dr. Kraljik into this role. We are also delighted to receive Judita Kraljik into the position of Professor of Christian Music and Dr. Alexander Apostolovski as Professor of Old Testament.
We also express great appreciation to Dr. Peter Kuzmic for his many years of leading ETS and building it into an effective and recognized institution of higher learning, devoted to training servants of Christ and His church in Central Europe and beyond. With this “change of the guard” we intend to build on past accomplishments and to engage in many more years of effective service to church and society. We look forward to the future together with our many co-workers, past and present, who have contributed time, talent, and treasure to build the purposes of Christ and His kingdom through this institution. We will keep our desire for the success of this transition in our prayers to Almighty God continually.
With gratefulness and a confident hope,
dr. P. Steven Paulus
Chair, Board of Directors
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