United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany

The United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany (German: Vereinigte Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche Deutschlands) (VELKD) was founded on July 8, 1948 in Eisenach, Germany. Its total membership is estimated at over 10.5 million people. The Member Churches of this organisation are in full fellowship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). All its member churches belong to the Evangelical Church in Germany, with which it co-operates closely. It has recently been reduced from an independent legal entity to an administrative unit within the larger Evangelical Church in Germany.

The seat of the VELKD is in Hanover. The leading bishop is Gerhard Ulrich.

Read more about United Evangelical Lutheran Church Of Germany:  Leading Bishops of The VELKD, President of The Church Office of The VELKD, Members

Other articles related to "united evangelical lutheran church of germany, evangelical, church":

United Evangelical Lutheran Church Of Germany - Members
... Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria Evangelical Lutheran State Church of Brunswick Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hanover Evangelical Lutheran State Church of Mecklenburg North Elbian Evangelical Church ...

Famous quotes containing the words germany, church, united and/or evangelical:

    If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.
    Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

    It is an evil world. The fires of hatred and violence burn fiercely. Evil is powerful, the devil covers a darkened earth with his black wings. And soon the end of the world is expected. But mankind does not repent, the church struggles, and the preachers and poets warn and lament in vain.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

    Falling in love with a United States Senator is a splendid ordeal. One is nestled snugly into the bosom of power but also placed squarely in the hazardous path of exposure.
    Barbara Howar (b. 1934)

    Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)