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The Evangelical (Lutheran) Church in Novi Bečej
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The Evangelical (Lutheran) Church in Novi Bečej

The Lutheran church, of more modest dimensions, was in line with the number of adherents of that faith. Evangelicals are first mentioned in Novi Bečej in 1820. Among other things, it is stated that there were 1,459 adherents in Aradac and 246 believers in the branches of the local church in Elemir, Melenci, Novi Bečej, and Kikinda.

Jan Kolar, a prominent figure of the Slovak national revival and Pan-Slavism in the 1838 Schematism, provides more detailed data according to which there were fifty Evangelicals in Novi Bečej. This number is also found later in 1848.

In the general directory from 1885, it is stated that Evangelicals settled in Novi Bečej around 1835. The parish register was established in 1861, and the priest that year was Rot Bela, which could mean that the church was also built that year, or a year earlier. In that year, the number of believers in the parish was fifty-six, and in Stari Bečej, Vranjevo, Melenci, and Kumane there were fifty or only a hundred and six believers.

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