Evangelical Lutheran Church of Romania

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Romania (Romanian: Biserica Evanghelică-Luterană din România; Hungarian: Romániai Evangélikus-Lutheránus Egyház; German: Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Rumänien) is a Lutheran denomination in Romania.[1] Many active congregations were founded over 450 years ago,[2] and today the Church has 27,540 members.[3] It is primarily a Hungarian-speaking denomination, with one deanery for Slovak-speaking parishes.[4]

This church is not to be confused with the mainly Saxon, German-speaking Evangelical Church of the Augustan Confession.


  1. J. Gordon Melton; Martin Baumann (21 September 2010). Religions of the World, Second Edition: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices. ABC-CLIO. p. 1055. ISBN 978-1-59884-204-3. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  2. "Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Romania". World Council of Churches. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  3. The Lutheran World Federation – 2013 Membership Figures Lutheran World
  4. "Cimtár". Romániai Evangélikus-Lutheránus Egyház (in Hungarian). Retrieved 29 August 2016.
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