Meeting with the Partner Faculty in Budapest

In the days 19th to 20th of April, 2016 visited four-member delegation, under the leading by doc. Ľubomír Batka, Dr.theol., Dean of the Evangelical Faculty of Theology, Comenius University in Bratislava, partner Theological University Evangélikus Hittudományi Egyetem in Budapest. The members of the delegation were: prof. ThDr. Juraj Bándy, Assistant Dean Mgr. Milan Jurík, PhD., and Mgr. Erika Valková-Krišťáková, PhD.

On Tuesday afternoon was held meeting, the Slovak delegation met with representatives of Budapest University. At the meeting were Rector of the University prof. Dr. Lajos Szabó, Vice-rector prof. Dr. András Korányi, university pastor Dr. Ágnes Pángyánszky, and teachers from different departments of the University and a student at post-graduate degree. They spoke about possibilities of intensive cooperation under the exchange programme teachers and students, the programme Erazmus+.

In the evening they visited village Csömör. The former inhabitants of the village were Slovaks from the southern parts of Slovakia (Novohrad, Hont, Zvolen). In 1721 they built here first church. Evening devotion was prepared by Dr. Á. Pángyánszky, after that followed common dinner.

In the following day, the Slovak delegation was participated at the university worship service with the Lord´s Supper. The solemn preacher was prof. ThDr. Juraj Bándy. The audience was addressed with the words from Gospel of John, 12. chapter. After the service was held theological lecture by doc. Ľubomír Batka, Dr.theol., with the title „Love and Faith. The foundation of Christian ethics.“

The visit of Slovak delegation builds into many years partnership tradition with Theological University in Budapest. The goal of meeting is strengthen mutual relationship and speak about possibilities of another co-operation between both of University in the future.

Erika Valková-Krišťáková, assistant, Department of Practice Theology at the Evangelical Faculty of Theology | 8.5.2016

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