Cohesion, Justice, Truth!

Also I beseech you, that you love one another, do not permit good to be oppressed by violence, and desire that every one learns the truth.

I have come to Constance... Pray therefore to God to grant me perseverance, because many enemies and powerful opponents are rising up against me... But I do not fear anything, neither am I worried. I am sustained by the hope that after this great battle will come a great victory, and after the victory a greater reward and greater dishonour for my persecutors. M.J.Hus: Letter from Constance

The anniversary of burning to death of Master Jan Hus is not commemorated in the Czech republic only and this event is not important for Churches only. The significance of Hus thoughts widely exceeds the frame of our country, thus the Czechoslovak Hussite Church, which organizes the Hus triennium, cooperates with a number of Church and also non-Church bodies in the Czech Republic and abroad.

This cooperation takes place both in the form of common projects and mutual support of own activities and programmes. The Memoranda of Cooperation, which the Czechoslovak Hussite Church signs with its partners, summarizes the form of mutual celebration of the 600th anniversary of M. Jan Hus‘ death.

Memoranda of Cooperation signed within the Hus Triennium

  • CHC – HelpTour Agency (CHC and other Churches in CR, FJP) (July 2nd 2012)
  • CHC – city of Konstanz (July 6th 2012, Prague, Bethlehem’s Chapel/Konstanz)
  • Prague Diocese CHC – city of Konstanz (August 2012 – Konstanz/August 29th 2012 – meeting of Diocese Council, Prague)
  • CHC – Fellowship of Towns with Hussite Past and Tradition (January 24th 2013)

 

The project Hus 2015 was born at the beginning of 2012 with the notion to commemorate the approaching 600th anniversary of the death of Master Jan Hus. The Hus Triennium was ceremonially announced by the patriarch of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church ThDr. Tomáš Butta during traditional worship on July 6th 2012 in Bethlehem’s Chapel in Prague and it covers three years of preparations for the 600th anniversary of the burning to death of Master Jan Hus in Konstanz, Germany. The initiative and organisation of the Hus Triennium is taken by Czechoslovak Hussite Church, namely its Commission for the Jubilee 2015.

The Hus Triennium already has its

Motto: “I beg you to love each other, not to allow oppression of the good by violence and to wish truth for everyone!” (Hus’ letter from Konstanz “To the whole Czech nation”)

Headword: COHESIVENESS, JUSTICE, TRUTH

Logo: image of M. Jan Hus by sculptor and artist František Bílek

The Czechoslovak Hussite Church understands the significance of M. Jan Hus in a wide ecumenical context. The Church thus hopes for cooperation on this project with Churches in the Czech Republic as well as from abroad, but also with other organisations. Therefore, at the beginning of the triennium, the Church had signed a Memorandum of cooperation with the city of Konstanz, Germany, and the Fellowship of Towns with Hussite Past and Tradition and together with other Czech Churches and the Federation of Jewish Parishes in CR also with Help Tour agency.

Based on these memoranda of cooperation, the particular projects linked to the jubilee will eventually take place during following years, culminating in July 2015. An interesting link is provided by the year 2013, when the Central Europe is commemorating the 1150th anniversary of arrival of Constantine and Methodeos to the Great Moravia. This event is connected with Christian beginnings in our land, to which Hus as a Church reformer is also closely linked. The Hus Triennium thus cannot leave it aside without notice, because of its huge significance.

There will take place many activities and projects, one-time or a series, of different kind within the Hus Triennium: cultural, academic, sport – designed for diverse age groups. We may mention here the project Students Read Hus. Part of this project will also be on-line database of Hus’s texts for this project and also “Hus encyclopaedia,” which will be being created due time.

The organisers of particular activities and projects are parishes, dioceses, institutions and the whole Czechoslvoak Hussite Church. The Hus anniversary will be commemorated also by other Churches with their own activities or ecumenically. The anniversary will be reflected also by the city of Konstanz and other towns of the Fellowship of towns with Hussite Past and Tradition, but also by other towns, fellowships and institutions in the Czech republic.

The Hus Triennium is an open project inviting to cooperation everybody, who understands and wish to commemorate or to find a now-a-days significance of Master Jan Hus.

Czechoslovak Hussite Church’s Commission for the Jubilee 2015 was founded by the Central Council of the Church. Its first meeting was held on February 23rd 2012.

Mandate

The Commission takes care about the whole conception of the Hus triennium project as well as about the partial steps of the project. The task of the Commission is also to map all the planned activities linked to the jubilee, to link them with each other and coordinate within the Czechoslovak Hussite Church and also link them to activities of other Churches and organisations, which organise some Hus jubilee programme in the CR and abroad. The function of the Commission is also to initiate activities and reflections of the jubilee inside the Church as well as externally.

The Commission initiated, that the Hus triennium was announced at the festive worship in Bethlehem’s Chapel on July 6th 2012 at the occasion of 597th anniversary of death in fire of M. Juan Hus.

The Commission at its first meeting chose the motto and the headwords of the Hus Triennium

Motto: “I beg you to love each other, not to allow oppression of the good by violence and to wish truth for everyone!” (Hus’ letter from Konstanz “To the whole Czech nation”)
Headword: Cohesiveness, Justice, Truth

The Commission invited all the parishes and other parts of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church (dioceses, institutes etc.) to organize activities at the occasion of the Hus jubilee and register them within the Hus Triennium.

The Commission initiated launching of a special website www.hus2015.cz. The website was presented on February 26th 2013 within another presentation – of a book “Master Jan Hus in time’s changes and his message of faith for today” (Mistr Jan Hus v proměnách času a jeho poselství víry dnešku, CČSH, Praha, 2012).

The Commission also supports the project Students Read Hus.

Members of the Commission

The members of the Commission share the tasks of preparations for the project. The administrative support is provided by the External Affairs Dept. of the Office of the Central Council of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church.

The Commission takes care about the whole conception of the Hus triennium project as well as about the partial steps of the project. The task of the Commission is also to map all the planned activities linked to the jubilee, to link them with each other and coordinate within the Czechoslovak Hussite Church and also link them to activities of other Churches and organisations, which organise some Hus jubilee programme in the CR and abroad. The function of the Commission is also to initiate activities and reflections of the jubilee inside the Church as well as externally.

 

The Commission initiated, that the Hus triennium was announced at the festive worship in Bethlehem’s Chapel on July 6th 2012 at the occasion of 597th anniversary of death in fire of M. Juan Hus.

 

The Commission at its first meeting chose the motto and the headwords of the Hus Triennium

 

Motto: “I beg you to love each other, not to allow oppression of the good by violence and to wish truth for everyone!” (Hus’ letter from Konstanz “To the whole Czech nation”)

Headword: Cohesiveness, Justice, Truth

 

The Commission invited all the parishes and other parts of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church (dioceses, institutes etc.) to organize activities at the occasion of the Hus jubilee and register them within the Hus Triennium.

 

The Commission initiated launching of a special website www.hus2015.cz. The website was presented on February 26th 2013 within another presentation – of a book “Master Jan Hus in time’s changes and his message of faith for today” (Mistr Jan Hus v proměnách času a jeho poselství víry dnešku, CČSH, Praha, 2012).

 

The Commission also supports the project Students Read Hus.

 

Members of the Commission - proklik

 

The members of the Commission share the tasks of preparations for the project. The administrative support is provided by the External Affairs Dept. of the Office of the Central Council of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church.

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