Lecture in language
She is young, beautiful and educated. You might expect to find her in a modern office. Instead, she goes to work in a splendid Baroque church in the middle of the capital. Thanks to her previous job in a big international corporation, she realized what she doesn‘t want to do in her life, and she started finding her own path – the path to God. She was awarded a medal for her ecumenical work from the hands of Pope Francis and invited to be the only consecrated woman – the clergy – to attend the Bishops' Synod in the Vatican.
Martina Viktorie graduated from Charles University in Theology and later in Psychology and Special Pedagogy. She is currently preparing her dissertation work. During her studies she fell in love with theology and decided to follow her heart and become a parson. This has certainly not been an easy journey but now she is sure it could not have happened any other way. As a pastor of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church, she serves God and (wo)men, baptizes, indulges, accompanies on the last journey and serves worship. You can meet her in St Nicholas Church on the Old Town Square in Prague. She likes to write sermons that entertain people and prepares tailor-made weddings.
Since 2013, she has been a member of the Central Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches, and since 2014 also a chairwoman of one of its advisory departments, ECHOS. She continues to educate herself, aims to broaden her horizons and is learning to ride a bike. Two years ago, she began with the second psychotherapeutic training in family therapy for psychosomatic disorders. She is an enthusiastic reader of all genres and writes a blog about the life of today‘s priest. She has a weakness for Cuban music, rum and cigars, and the best form of rest for her is an art gallery exhibition.