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Old Prussian Union
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[German Version]

After the end of church rule by sovereign princes, the Evangelical Regional Church of the older Prussian provinces became the Evangelical Church of the Old Prussian Union. It existed from 1922 to 1953. The term “Old Prussian” expressed the fact that the territories added to Prussia after 1864/1866 (Schleswig-Holstein, Hanover, Electoral Hesse, Nassau, Frankfurt am Main) had not been included in the Prussian Union. Old Prussian church provinces were: Prussia (from 1877: East and We…

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Mehlhausen, Joachim, “Old Prussian Union”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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