Evangelical Church of the Palatinate

Evangelical Church of the Palatinate

Evangelical Church of the Palatinate is a Protestant church in parts of the German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. The seat of the church is in Speyer.

It is a full member of the Evangelical Church in Germany EKD. The current president of the church is Eberhard Cherdron. The Evangelical Church of the Palatinate is one of 23 Lutheran, united and reformed churches of the EKD. As of January 2006, the church had 610,061 members in 431 parishes.

The Evangelical Church of the Palatinate is a member of the UEK and of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe. In Speyer the church has its own evangelical academy. The principal church is the Gedächtniskirche in Speyer. Due to the fact that the church has no bishop it's not a cathedral though.

Elected Leader

Leading person is the "Kirchenpräsident", which is elected from the synod for seven years.

*1886 - 1896: Theodor Michael von Wand, Konsistorialdirektor
*1896 - 1915: Ludwig von Wagner, Konsistorialdirektor
*1915 - 1930: D. Dr. Karl Fleischmann, Konsistorialdirektor, since 1921 Kirchenpräsident
*1930 - 1934: Jakob Kessler, Kirchenpräsident
*1934 - 1945: Ludwig Diehl,
*1946 - 1964: Dr. Hans Stempel, Kirchenpräsident
*1964 - 1969: Dr. Theodor Schaller, Kirchenpräsident
*1969 - 1975: Walter Ebrecht, Kirchenpräsident
*1975 - 1988: Heinrich Kron, Kirchenpräsident
*1988 - 1998: Werner Schramm, Kirchenpräsident
*1998 : Eberhard Cherdron, Kirchenpräsident

Books

* Gesangbuch zum gottesdienstlichen Gebrauche für protestantisch-evangelische Christen, Speyer, 1823
* Evangelisch-protestantisches Gesangbuch für Kirche und Haus, Speier
* Gesangbuch für die vereinigte protestantisch-evangelische christliche Kirche der Pfalz, Speyer, 1861 ?
* Evangelisches Kirchen-Gesangbuch - Edition for "Vereinigte, protestantisch-evangelische, christliche Kirche der Pfalz", Speyer,
* Evangelisches Gesangbuch, Edition for "Evangelische Kirche der Pfalz (Protestantische Landeskirche)", Speyer, 1994

External links

* http://www.evpfalz.de/ (Protestant Church of the Palatinate)
* http://www.ekd.de (Evangelical Church in Germany)


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