Heidelberg Catechism

Heidelberg Catechism

Celebrating the 450th Anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism

Resolution to Commemorate the 450th Anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism (read more)


The Heidelberg Catechism, written in 1563, originated in one of the few pockets of Calvinistic faith in the Lutheran and Catholic territories of Germany. Conceived originally as a teaching instrument to promote religious unity in the Palatinate, the catechism soon became a guide for preaching as well. It is a remarkably warm-hearted and personalized confession of faith, eminently deserving of its popularity among Reformed churches to the present day.