Hymnary Friends,

As our fall/winter fund drive winds down, please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. We're behind where we have been in past years with this drive, and we are hoping to catch up a little between now and January 1, 2019!

Please know that we want to keep Hymnary (the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet) going for many years to come. Your donations help us do that. Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

Bernhard Eichkorn

Bernhard Eichkorn
Bernhard Eichkorn
Short Name: Bernhard Eichkorn
Full Name: Eichkorn, Bernhard, 1934-
Birth Year: 1934

F. Bernhard Eichkorn is a Roman Catholic priest who served several parishes in southern Germany from his ordination in 1960 to his retirement in 2003. Having learned Esperanto in 1975, he became an active leader of the ecumenical Esperanto movement, collaborating with Protestant pastor Adolf Burkhardt, beginning in 1985, in the revived ecumenical commission of KELI and IKUE, a commission in which he remains active.

In 2002, together with Adolf Burkhardt and Albrecht Kronenberger, he received the FAME Prize (Aalener Esperanto-Kulturpreis of the FAME Foundation). On Dec. 7, 2007, German President Horst Köhler awarded him the Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande). The award was formally presented on May 20, 2008.

Among the publications in which he has actively participated, often as an editor, are Eta Sabat-Dimanĉa Breviero (Meßkirch 1985), the magazine Ökumenisches Esperanto-Forum (1991-2003), a three-volume edition of Tero kaj Ĉielo Kantu (1995-98), Ulrich Matthias's 1999 book Esperanto - das neue Latein der Kirche, Liturgio de la Preĝ-Horoj: Legaĵoj (second annual cycle, Advent, Villingen 2001), Adoru: Ekumena Diserva Libro (2001), "Esperanto en la servo de la ekumena movado", in Esperante kaj ekumene, p. 41-67 (2004), the 2006 edition of the Esperanto Bible (incorporating the Deuterocanonical Books), and La kompletorioj de la semajno (Villingen-Schwenningen 2008). Beginning in 2007 he has been compiling an Esperanto lexicon of Christian terminology, based initially on a translation of Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche.

[The main source of the foregoing is the articles in the German and Esperanto Wikipedias]

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us