Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau

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Map of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau
Basic data
Area : 13,370  km²
Leading clergyman: Church President
Volker Jung
Membership: Union of Evangelical Churches
Reformed Federation
World Council of Churches
Propsties : 5
Dean's offices : 36
Parishes : 1151 (2015)
Parishioners: 1,516,180 (December 31, 2018)
Share of the
total population:
28.8% (December 31, 2018)
Official Website: www.ekhn.de
Headquarters of the EKHN church administration in Darmstadt

The Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau ( EKHN ), based in Darmstadt, is one of 20 member churches ( regional churches ) of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and a member of the Conference of Churches on the Rhine . Like all regional churches, it is a corporation under public law .

The church has about 1.52 million church members (as of 2018) in 1133 parishes and is one of the United Churches in the EKD.

Until 2010 the EKHN had a collegial bishop's office with the leading clergy ; it was united with the general church leadership through a change in the church order. There are no main churches of the EKHN. Important preaching sites are the Pauluskirche in Darmstadt, the Katharinenkirche in Frankfurt am Main, the Marktkirche in Wiesbaden and the Christuskirche in Mainz.

The regional church maintains, among other things, the Evangelical Academy Frankfurt - together with the Evangelical regional association Frankfurt and Offenbach - and the Theological Seminary in Herborn .

Territory of the regional church

The area of ​​the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau essentially comprises the southern part of today's state of Hesse , the former administrative districts of Rheinhessen and Montabaur of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and some communities in North Rhine-Westphalia . It covers the territories of the People's State of Hesse (until 1918 Grand Duchy of Hesse ) and the administrative district of Wiesbaden of the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau , which in 1867 was made up of the former Duchy of Nassau (capital Wiesbaden), the former Free City of Frankfurt am Main and the Landgraviate of Hesse- Homburg had been formed.


The Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau testifies to its faith through the early church confessions and the Augsburg confession , without prejudice to the Lutheran, Reformed and Uniate confessional writings in the individual parishes . She is committed to the Barmen Theological Declaration . The regional church groups together areas in which the Reformation was introduced according to different confessions. While this happened in the Landgraviate of Hessen-Darmstadt under the influence of Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon , the Nassau territories and a few others were more oriented towards Ulrich Zwingli and Johannes Calvin . These different traditions and the union that took place in Rheinhessen and in the Duchy of Nassau were preserved when Lutheran, Reformed and United congregations came together in the EKHN to form one church.


History of the predecessor churches

The EKHN was created through the merger of three regional churches, each with their own history.

Evangelical Church in Hesse

The history of the Evangelical Church in Hesse is inextricably linked with the history of the Landgraviate of Hesse and the history of the Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt and its successor states.

In the Landgraviate of Hesse , the Reformation, modeled on Martin Luther, was introduced as early as 1526 under Landgrave Philipp the Magnanimous . After the division of the state in 1567, the Hessian churches gave each other a common church order in 1574, but developed apart in the following period. In Hessen-Kassel , under the influence of the ruling house, a number of parishes accepted the Reformed Confession; Reformed teaching was carried out at the University of Marburg. In Hesse-Darmstadt, on the other hand, Lutheran orthodoxy prevailed, with the University of Giessen, founded in 1607, as its center. In 1668 a church administrative authority, the consistory based in Darmstadt, was founded.

In 1806 the Landgraviate was converted to the Grand Duchy of Hesse and gained several areas in the Napoleonic era, including the province of Rheinhessen from 1816 . A union between Lutherans and Reformed people was carried out there in 1822 . Outside of Rheinhessen, individual communities made a confession of union, others remained Lutheran or Reformed. In 1832 a joint senior consistory was formed in Darmstadt for all parishes, but this only brought the organizational unity of the denominations. In 1874 the regional church received a constitution with presbyterial-synodal elements based on the model of the Rhenish-Westphalian church order of 1835 . The regional synod exercised ecclesiastical legislation in community with the sovereign, who remained "summus episcopus".

After the conversion of the Grand Duchy into the People's State of Hesse (1918), the constitution was adapted accordingly (1922); the sovereign church power was now transferred to the synod, the so-called Landeskirchentag. The spiritual director of the regional church bore the title of prelate; the three superintendent's offices in Darmstadt (Starkenburg), Mainz (Rheinhessen) and Gießen (Oberhessen) continued to exist.

Evangelical Church in Nassau

The history of the Evangelical Church in Nassau is inextricably linked with that of the Duchy of Nassau and its predecessor territories. The rulers of the various Nassau territories went over to the Reformation and redesigned the respective churches accordingly after 1529. Nassau-Usingen and Nassau-Weilburg remained Lutheran, while under Count Johann VI. (1559-1606) in Nassau-Dillenburg the Reformed Confession was introduced. The high school in Herborn, founded in 1584 , became one of the most important training centers for Reformed theologians and a center of influence for Reformed theology.

The Reichsdeputationshauptschluss (1803) and the post-Napoleonic reorganization of the German territories (1814/15) brought Nassau-Dillenburg (without the Siegerland), Nassau-Weilburg and other areas together to form the Duchy of Nassau , whose population now consists of a considerable Catholic portion consisted of Lutheran and Reformed Protestants.

At a synod on August 5, 1817 in Idstein , the unanimous unification of the two denominations into an "Evangelical Christian Church" was decided and ordered on August 11, 1817 by a ducal edict. This makes the Union of Nassau the first union in Germany. In contrast to the Prussian Union enforced by the sovereign , the Nassau Union came about by consensus with broad participation of the clergy and therefore did not lead to the separation of dissatisfied communities. The general superintendent Friedrich Giesse (reformed) and Georg Emmanuel Christian Theodor Müller (Lutheran) who remained in office were initially responsible for the spiritual leadership of the United Church. When Giesse had to give up his office for health reasons in 1827, Müller became the sole "Protestant regional bishop" of Nassau.

In 1866 the Duchy of Nassau was annexed by Prussia . The Nassau Church was not incorporated into the Church of the Old Prussian Union , but remained independent - under the supervision of the King of Prussia. In 1867, a consistory was formed in Wiesbaden, which, in addition to the Nassau territories, also included the Lutheran Hessian hinterland (Gladenbach, Biedenkopf) as well as the main area of Hessen-Homburg, which also came to Prussia, and thus corresponded to the Prussian administrative district of Wiesbaden without the urban district of Frankfurt am Main . After the death of Regional Bishop Wilhelmi (1882), the spiritual leaders of the church again carried the title of general superintendent and were appointed by the Prussian king at the suggestion of a synodal committee. In 1878 Nassau received a church constitution with presbyterial-synodal elements based on the model of the Rhenish-Westphalian church order of 1835 .

After the end of the sovereign church regiment (1918), the church constitution was modified (1922–1925) in such a way that the sovereign church power was now taken from the Landeskirchentag, i. H. of the Synod. The church area previously administered by the Wiesbaden consistory became the "Evangelical Regional Church in Nassau"; Since 1922, its spiritual director again bore the title of "regional bishop".

Evangelical Church in Frankfurt am Main

The Evangelical Regional Church Frankfurt am Main, until 1922 Evangelical Church in the consistorial district Frankfurt am Main , emerged from the Lutheran and the two Reformed parishes of the Free City of Frankfurt .

In 1533 the council introduced the Lutheran Reformation in Frankfurt. In 1536 the city joined the Schmalkaldic League and joined the Wittenberg Agreement . After 1554, Reformed religious refugees found acceptance in the city, to which a German-Reformed and a French-Reformed congregation in Frankfurt go back. Despite reprisals from the Lutheran council and the Lutheran clergy, both congregations were preserved. It was not until 1787 that they were allowed to build their own prayer houses within the city walls. It was only after the end of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation in 1806 that the Reformed and Catholic denominations under Prince Primate Karl Theodor von Dalberg were given full equality with the Lutheran Church.

From 1666 to 1686, the important Lutheran Pietist Philipp Jakob Spener worked in Frankfurt . As a senior , he headed the city's Ministry of Preachers . In 1675 he wrote his reform pamphlet Pia desideria in Frankfurt , which became one of the main programmatic pamphlets of Lutheran Pietism. After the formation of pietist-separatist circles ( Saalhofpietists ), Spener left the city in 1686.

In 1815 the Free City of Frankfurt regained its sovereignty . Its constitution, the constitution supplementary act of 1816, made all churches subject to the city senate, which formed a Lutheran consistory in 1817 and a reformed consistory in 1817 as the supervisory bodies . The remuneration of the twelve Lutheran clergy and the upkeep of the six Protestant churches and the church schools were regulated by the endowment agreement issued in 1830 .

In 1848 the Frankfurt National Assembly took place in Frankfurt . The church had made the Paulskirche available for this. As a result of the St. Paul's Church Assembly, general religious freedom was established in Frankfurt; Within a short time, a Catholic Apostolic (1851), a Baptist (1851), a Methodist (1851) and an Old Lutheran congregation (1851) were founded.

In 1866 Frankfurt lost its state sovereignty and fell to Prussia . Church independence was largely ensured in lengthy negotiations. In 1899 Frankfurt got a new church constitution, according to which the Lutheran and the two Reformed congregations were administered for the first time by a joint “Royal Consistory” without a denominational union.

There was also no denominational union when the church constitution was amended in 1922 after the Prussian church regiment was abolished. The Frankfurt parishes now formed their own regional church under the name Evangelical Regional Church in Frankfurt am Main . Due to the numerous incorporations since 1895, the area of ​​the regional church only covered part of the city area. In 1928, with the transfer of the Bockenheim parish from the Evangelical Church in Hessen-Kassel to the Evangelical Church in Frankfurt, uniate parishes also joined the regional church. In 1929 the Lutheran, Uniate and the two Reformed congregations formed a financial and administrative union (while preserving the traditional rights of the individual congregations).

With the Frankfurt construction of an administrative union with extensive rights of the individual confessional communities, there could be no common spiritual leader of the regional church. The representation of the regional church to the outside was taken by the president of the regional church assembly, d. H. the Frankfurt Synod, true. D. Richard Schulin held this position from 1925 to 1932. His deputy, regional church councilor Johannes Kübel , also achieved a great public image .

In 1933, the regional church in Frankfurt merged with the Evangelical Church in Nassau and the Evangelical Church in Hesse . Up until 2000, Frankfurt formed its own provost office within the regional church .

Foundation of the Evangelical Church in Nassau-Hessen

Since 1926 the “Marburg Conference” had discussed a merger of five regional churches: the Evangelical Church in Hessen-Kassel , the Evangelical Church in Hesse, the Evangelical Church in Frankfurt am Main, the Evangelical Church in Nassau and the Evangelical Church in Waldeck . In 1932 the Marburg Conference presented a plan to unite the five churches. However, due to the takeover of power by the National Socialists and the resulting upheavals in church politics, this plan was never implemented. Instead, on September 12, 1933, separate synods of the three southern churches (Hessen-Darmstadt, Nassau, Frankfurt am Main) decided to merge without Hessen-Kassel and Waldeck and adopted a church constitution based on the Führer principle . The united regional church was named "Evangelical regional church Nassau-Hessen".

The first joint synod of the new regional church took place on November 28, 1933 in Mainz. On February 6, 1934 appointed Reich Bishop Müller with Ernst Ludwig Dietrich a representative of the German Christians for the first Bishop. With the ecclesiastical law of February 10, 1934, the regional church introduced the so-called Aryan paragraph , with which people of Jewish descent were excluded from the pastoral office and from civil servants in the church administration. Another church law of the same date established five provost districts : Nassau, Frankfurt am Main, Upper Hesse, Starkenburg and Rheinhessen. Upper Hesse, Starkenburg and Rheinhessen had been superintendent up until then . The middle level of the deaneries inherited from the regional churches of Hessen-Darmstadt and Nassau was retained; in April the 39 deaneries were restructured.

Resistance soon arose against the regional bishop, who acted according to the Führer principle ( church struggle ). Although Ernst Ludwig Dietrich remained in office until 1945, he was de facto ousted: from 1935 to 1937 the business of the regional church was carried out by a "regional church council" chaired by Rudolf Zentgraf. From 1937 to 1945, Hesse-Nassau was headed by Paul Kipper, a reliable member of the Nazi ideology, as the church president of the regional church office, who had received "sole power to manage the church" (so-called one-man church) from the Reich Church Minister.

An official statement about the Jews and their ongoing persecution comes from the “Law and Ordinance Gazette” of this church :

“Announcement about the ecclesiastical position of Protestant Jews of December 17, 1941: The National Socialist German leadership has irrefutably proven with numerous documents that this war on its global scale was instigated by the Jews. It has therefore taken the decisions and measures against Judaism, both internally and externally, necessary to secure German life. As members of the German national community, the signed German Protestant regional churches are at the forefront of this historical defensive struggle. a. the Reich Police Ordinance on the marking of Jews as born enemies of the world and the Reich necessary, as Dr. After bitter experiences, Martin Luther demanded that the strictest measures be taken against the Jews and that they be expelled from Germany. From the crucifixion of Christ to the present day, the Jews have fought Christianity or misused and falsified it in order to achieve their selfish goals. Christian baptism does not change the racial character of a Jew, his ethnicity or his biological being. A German Protestant church has to promote the religious life of German nationals. Racial Jewish Christians have no place and no right in it. The signed German Protestant church leaders have therefore abolished any fellowship with Jewish Christians. You are determined not to tolerate any influence of the Jewish spirit on German religious and ecclesiastical life. "

Were regional bishops of the ELKNH

  • 1934–1945: Lic. Ernst Ludwig Dietrich , regional bishop as chairman of the regional church council
  • 1945–1947: August Kortheuer , chairman of the provisional leadership of the Evangelical Church in Nassau-Hessen

Foundation of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau in 1947

The Burgkirche in Friedberg was the founding place of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau in 1947

After the collapse of the “ Third Reich ” there was uncertainty as to whether the merger of the three churches would continue. Although the will to do so existed, the three regional churches initially formed three separate provisional church leaderships. The resolution of a joint synod on September 30, 1947 in Friedberg then established legal certainty : “The Kirchentag [= Synod] ... confirms the merger ... ecclesiastically and legally. The church bears the name: Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau ”. The "Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau" thus became the legal successor to the "Evangelical State Church of Nassau-Hesse" founded in 1933.

In 1949 the EKHN introduced the ordination of women for unmarried theologians for its entire area as the second regional church in the EKD , after this had been possible in the Evangelical regional church in Nassau since 1930. In 1959 the parish office was opened to women, and from 1969 married women pastors were also allowed to perform their duties. Since 1971 women and men have been given equal status in the parish ministry.

In 2002 the Church Synod allowed the EKHN to bless same-sex couples . With the change in the way of life in 2013, the blessing was largely equated with the wedding ceremony . Pastors and church councils can refuse to carry out blessings for themselves or their congregation for reasons of conscience.

Management and administration of the regional church

Church President

Volker Jung , since January 1, 2009 incumbent church president of the EKHN

Organs of the EKHN are the church synod, the church leadership and the church president , who is elected by the regional synod for eight years. As a rule, the church president should retire at the age of 65.

On September 27, 2008, the Vogelsberg dean Volker Jung prevailed in the second ballot with 80:74 votes against the Wiesbaden provost Sigurd Rink . He took office on January 1, 2009 and was re-elected for a further eight years (until 2025) on November 25, 2015.

The church president has his official seat in Darmstadt in the EKHN church administration . He is chairman of the church leadership , which also consists of the deputy church president, Ulrike Scherf , the five provosts, the head of the church administration, since 2010 Oberkirchenrat Heinz Thomas Striegler, two members of the church synodal committee and two to four parishioners elected by the synod as well as (with advisory Vote) the four (as of 1/2019) department heads of the church administration. The CEO of Diakonie Hessen is a permanent guest. The church leadership represents and administers the church on behalf of the church synod and implements its resolutions. To this end, it can issue legal and administrative ordinances. In addition, the church leadership oversees the church bodies and their employees.

The leading ecclesiastical office , as a collective bishop's office a specialty of the EKHN, was abolished with the new version of the church ordinance resolved by the church synod in February 2010.

Church Synod

Tenth Church Synod at the end of April 2009

The highest decision-making body of the EKHN is the Church Synod . Its members, 153 synodals, are elected by the deanery synodals, 15 of them appointed by the church leadership. It meets two to three times a year, usually in Frankfurt am Main . It is decisive for the spiritual direction and ecclesiastical order of the Church as a whole and in principle also represents the Church externally. It decides on essential theological, legal, financial and personal matters of importance for the whole Church.

The governing body of the Church Synod is the Church Synod Board , whose chairman is the Praeses . Ulrich Oelschläger has held this office since May 27, 2010. His predecessors were Hans Wilhelmi (1947–1969), Otto Rudolf Kissel (1969–1986) and Karl Heinrich Schäfer (1986–2010).


The provosts are spiritual supervisory districts, each subordinate to a provost or provostess. Their tasks are, in particular, advising the parishes on filling pastors, accompanying and promoting candidates for pastoral positions, ordinating and introducing pastors, visiting communities and supervising the deans. The provosts are elected by the Church Synod. Up to the year 2000 they formed a collective bishopric with the church president and his deputy as the leading spiritual office ; since then they have been members of the church leadership.

Originally there were seven provosts in the EKHN. In 2000, the former Propsteien Nord-Starkenburg, based in Offenbach and Frankfurt, were merged to form the new Propstei Rhein-Main , based in Frankfurt am Main .

In 2015, the Church Synod decided to reorganize the provost districts and to dissolve the provost office of South Nassau on December 31, 2017. The deaneries of Hochtaunus, Kronberg, Rheingau-Taunus and Wiesbaden from southern Nassau came to the provost office of Rhine-Main, which in turn was responsible for the deaneries of Groß- Gerau-Rüsselsheim, Dreieich and Rodgau handed over to the Propstei Starkenburg; the dean's office Nassauer Land came to the renamed provosts Rheinhessen and Rhein-Lahn (since 2017 Rheinhessen and Nassauer Land). Thus, since January 1, 2018, the five provosts of North Nassau with headquarters in Herborn , Upper Hesse with headquarters in Gießen , Rheinhessen / Nassauer Land with headquarters in Mainz , Starkenburg with headquarters in Darmstadt (formerly Süd-Starkenburg) and Rhein-Main with headquarters exist in Wiesbaden .

Dean's offices

The parishes of a spatially contiguous area form a deanery. According to the church ordinance, the deanery “has the task of shaping church life in the region and thus witnessing the gospel in its area. It serves to fulfill common tasks, to promote cooperation and missionary work in the world. The dean's office is responsible for the development of the church's fields of action in its area and promotes new church work in its area. ”The main tasks organized by the dean's office include youth work, family education, public relations and church music.

The executive bodies of the deanery are the deanery synod, the deanery synodal board and the dean. The board and dean are elected by the dean's synod.

As of January 1, 2020, the EKHN has 30 deaneries.

Propstei North Nassau
Dean's office at the Dill
Provost of Upper Hesse
Büdinger Land
to water
Propstei Rhein-Main
Frankfurt am Main and Offenbach
Propstei Rheinhessen and Nassauer Land
Nassau country
Propstei Starkenburg
Mountain road
Darmstadt city
Front Odenwald

In 1968 there were 60 deaneries, some of which were merged or reorganized, among other things with the entry into force of the deanery structure law passed by the autumn synod of 2000 . On January 1, 2014, the four Frankfurt deaneries merged to form a joint city deanery. The Church Synod decided to reorganize the deaneries in November 2013 in order to reduce the number of deaneries to 25 in the medium term. On January 1, 2016, the deaneries of Biedenkopf and Gladenbach, Dillenburg and Herborn, Diez, Nassau and St. Goarshausen, Bad Schwalbach and Idstein, Büdingen, Nidda and Schotten as well as Groß-Gerau and Rüsselsheim were merged, and on January 1, 2018 the Bad deaneries Marienberg and Selters. On January 1, 2019, the dean's offices in Alsfeld and Vogelsberg, Ingelheim and Oppenheim as well as Offenbach and Frankfurt am Main were merged; the Ried deanery was dissolved and its parishes were incorporated into the Gross-Gerau-Rüsselsheim and Bergstrasse deaneries. On January 1, 2020, the Deaneries Alzey and Wöllstein merged. It is also planned to unite the Dreieich and Rodgau deaneries on January 1, 2021, Runkel and Weilburg (as deanery an der Lahn), Grünberg, Hungen and Kirchberg, and Darmstadt-Land and Darmstadt-Stadt on January 1, 2022.


The 1151 church communities currently make up 30 deaneries (as of 2020). Their number has changed considerably over the years. It rose until the 1970s, especially in the cities, through the division or establishment of new parishes. Since around 1990, congregations have increasingly come together again. This is intended to ensure that the ability to act is retained even in times of declining numbers of parishioners and declining allocations from church tax funds.


The Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau has set up five centers and one institute that serve to promote the content-related work of the church's work areas and fields of action. The centers support and advise the church leadership, the deaneries and parishes. You create working materials and expert reports. The centers belong to Department 1 - Church Services - of the church administration.

  • Institute for Personnel Consulting and Supervision (IPOS) - Friedberg
  • Center for Pastoral Care and Counseling (ZSB) - Friedberg
  • Education Center of the EKHN - Darmstadt
  • Center Oekumene of EKHN and EKKW - Frankfurt with a branch in Kassel
  • Center proclamation of the EKHN - Frankfurt
  • Center for Social Responsibility - Mainz

Hymn books

As in the other member churches of the Evangelical Church in Germany , the Evangelical Hymnal from 1993 is in use in the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau . The songs in the regional section (from song no. 536) were determined together with the Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck .

Evangelical hymn book - edition for the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau, Frankfurt am Main, 1993. Published by resolution of the 8th Church Synod of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau on December 3, 1993; introduced in October 1994.

Before that, the following hymn books were in use:

Common regional church
Evangelical church hymn book , edition for the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau, Darmstadt, 1950, ed. Based on the resolution of the First Church Synod of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau on April 14, 1950.
Hessen-Darmstädtisches general chant book on the highest state princely ordinance ed. in 1788.
General Protestant hymn book for the Grand Duchy of Hesse , Darmstadt, introduced in 1825.
Hymnal for the Evangelical Church in the Grand Duchy of Hesse , Darmstadt, 1880 or with the title "Hymn book of the Evangelical Church of Nassau-Hessen for Hesse".
Hymnal for the Evangelical Christian residents of the Duchy of Nassau or with the title "Hymnal for the Evangelical Christian Church in Nassau".
Evangelical hymn book published by the District Synod Wiesbaden , Wiesbaden, 1895 or with later titles hymn book for the Evangelical Church in Nassau and Evangelical Church Nassau-Hessen: Hymnal for the area of ​​the previous Evangelical Church in Nassau .
Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt New Hymnbook for the Promotion of Public and Domestic Prayer , Frankfurt am Main, 1788.
Hymnal for the public worship of the Evangelical-Protestant congregations of the Free City of Frankfurt , Frankfurt am Main, introduced in 1825 for both denominations, from 1867 with an appendix.
Frankfurter Evangelisches Gesangbuch , Frankfurt am Main, 1881.
Frankfurter Evangelisches Gesangbuch , Frankfurt am Main, 1927, introduced due to the church law of the regional church assembly of the Evang. Regional Church Frankfurt am Main from November 26, 1926 to January 22, 1927.


The Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau has a 5.5% stake in the Agaplesion clinic group based in Frankfurt am Main.

Church closings

See also


  • Karl Herbert : Through ups and downs. A history of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau. Spener Verlagbuchhandlung, Frankfurt am Main 1997, ISBN 3-930206-12-9 .
  • Karl Herbert: Church between awakening and tradition. Decision years after 1945. Radius, Stuttgart 1989, ISBN 3-87173-779-8 .
  • Martin Hofmann u. a. (Ed.): Documentation on the church struggle in Hesse and Nassau. Edited and published on behalf of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau, Verlag der Hessische Kirchengeschichtliche Vereinigung, Darmstadt 1989, ISBN 3-924103-04-6 .
  • Eberhard Jaekel: Chronicle of the Darmstadt church events. A look back at the past 90 years of Darmstadt church history 1900–1989. Evangelical Community and Dean's Association Darmstadt, Darmstadt 1992.
  • Heinrich Steitz : History of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau. 5 volumes, Marburg 1961–1977, ISBN 3-87822-068-5 .
  • Sebastian Parker: The Marburg Conference. Darmstadt and Kassel 2008, ISBN 978-3-931849-28-3 .
  • Klaus-Dieter Grunwald, Ulrich Oelschläger: Evangelical State Church Nassau-Hessen and National Socialism. Evaluation of the EKHN's church struggle documentation. Darmstadt 2014, ISBN 978-3-931849-40-5 .
  • Karl Dienst : Politics and religious culture in Hesse and Nassau between “state change” (1918) and “national revolution” (1933): causes and consequences. Peter Lang Publishing Group, Frankfurt 2010, ISBN 978-3-631-60469-4 .

Web links

Commons : Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Small statistics of the EKHN (PDF; 157 kB)
  2. a b Evangelical Church in Germany - Church membership figures as of December 31, 2018 , ekd.de, accessed on February 25, 2020.
  3. Evangelical Church in Germany - 20 regional churches under one roof
  4. ^ Basic article of the EKHN ( Memento of December 21, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  5. ^ Profile of the EKHN ( Memento from January 18, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  6. Ev. Erlöserkirchengemeinde Bad Homburg vdH: Evangelical Homburg since 1526/27 - The history of the community
  7. ImDialog: Evangelical Working Group for Christian-Jewish Discussions in Hesse and Nassau
  8. Law and Ordinance Gazette of the Evangelical Church of Nassau-Hessen, year 1942, p. 4 , reprinted in: Joachim Beckmann (Ed.): Kirchliches Jahrbuch für die Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland 1933–1944 , Vol. 60 to 71, Bertelsmann , Gütersloh 1948, 2nd edition 1976, p. 460; and in: Günter Brakelmann , Martin Rosowski (Hrsg.): Antisemitismus. From religious hatred of Jews to racial ideology . Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1989, ISBN 3-525-33560-1 , p. 108.
  9. Steitz, Volume 4, p. 609.
  10. 60 years of ordination of women in the parish of the EKHN. (PDF) (No longer available online.) In: Evangelische Sonntags-Zeitung . October 30, 2010, archived from the original ; accessed on April 21, 2017 .
  11. Marlies Flesch-Thebesius: The Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau calls men and women into their service . In: Helga Engler-Heidle, Marlies-Flesch-Thebesius (Ed.): Women in the gown. A piece of Frankfurt church history . 1st edition. Evangelical Regional Association Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main 1997, ISBN 3-922179-29-0 , p. 19 .
  12. ↑ Wedding ceremony and blessing now largely the same. EKHN, June 19, 2013, accessed April 21, 2017 .
  13. Stephan Krebs: Dr. Volker Jung becomes the new church president. EKHN, September 27, 2008, accessed January 23, 2020 .
  14. Stephan Krebs: Synod of the EKHN - Church President Jung confirmed in office. EKHN, November 25, 2015, accessed on January 23, 2020 .
  15. EKHN Church Ordinance, Article 48 ( Memento of August 27, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 682 kB)
  16. EKHN management on the homepage
  17. See regulations of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau , §§ 47 to 50.
  18. Stephan Krebs: New church regulations decided and the future of the conference houses clarified - EKHN Synod met on Saturday in Frankfurt. EKHN, February 20, 2010, accessed January 23, 2020 .
  19. See regulations of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau , §§ 34 to 46.
  20. Stephan Krebs: Ulrich Oelschläger new President. EKHN, May 27, 2010, accessed January 23, 2020 .
  21. Hessen-Nassau draws new provost borders . EKHN, November 27, 2015, accessed May 26, 2016 .
  22. a b Map of the deaneries and provost areas , as of January 1, 2019
  23. Church regulations. Section 3: The Dean's Office
  24. Church law on the reorganization of the deanery areas in the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau from November 23, 2013