Církev československá (husitská)

1920

In January 1920, the Czechoslovak Church was founded and split off from the Catholic Church. The newly founded Czechoslovak state immediately recognised the church, probably in order to consolidate its own idea of state and nation building. In 1971, the epithet "Hussite" was added to emphasise the approchement with Protestant congregations.

There is no direct institutional link between the Czechoslovak Hussite Church and the historical Hussites. The adjective - Hussite - is a term that characterizes the roots of its theology.

The Czechoslovak Church urgently had to solve three basic problems in the early 1920s: the education of theologians, the material security of religious communities and the visibility of the church on an international scale. One circumstance was decisive for the construction of new churches: the Czechoslovakian church received state funds for building them.

The Hussite Church, which was to become the most important church in Czechoslovakia, was given an architectural concept of simplicity and plainness from 1925.