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We wish all our readers Happy Easter!
Minden kedves olvasónknak boldog húsvéti ünnepeket kivánunk! See the full story...
Taken from Jn 19:22, the author imagines the thought process of Pontius Pilate after the Crucifixion. In his mind he reviews the events of the day, how he was bored by the whole affair, and how he just threw Jesus to the rabble. When the priests came to ask him to change the inscription on the cross, he became obstinate, since he regarded those letters as representing his honor, and he was not going to change them. See the full story...
Wallingford Remembrance of March 15th
Krasznai-Király Ilona Tünde
A report on the program held in the Wallingford Hungarian House on March 17th. See the full story...
Based on a Facebook post by Hungarian Bistro.
|Report on 1848 / 1848-as beszámoló|
Speech given at the March 15th observance in Wallingford, CT. Zsuzsanna pointed out that the time of the 1848 Revolution saw the flowering of the arts - painting, sculpture, poetry, literature, architecture - as an expression of national identity and awareness.
A Wallingford, CT-i március 15.-i ünnepségen hangzott el az alábbi beszéd. See the full story...
|Good-Bye to Father Emeric Szlezak, OFM (1917 – 2019) |
Parishioners of both St. Stephen of Hungary Church in New York and St. Emery Church in Fairfield, CT were saddened by the recent passing of Fr. Emeric Szlezak who had served in both places for a considerable time. See the full story...
|Happy Birthday, Ali MacGraw!|
Didn't you love the movie "Love Story"? And didn't you think Ali MacGrew was beautiful? Well, who knew!
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Charles Balintitt Jr.
|Beigli and Kolbász for Easter|
HCC is now accepting orders for Beigli and Kolbász for Easter See the full story...
|Helping Orphans Transition to Self Reliance|
The original article was printed in the April 2002 issue of Magyar News. See the full story...
|Explorer Sass Flóra – Florence Baker – part 2|
In the first instalment, we saw Samuel Baker bidding for Sass Flóra at the slave market in Viddin. It is not known whether he was outbid by the Pasha of Viddin, but the fact remains that he escaped with her in hired carriages and sped to Bucharest for safety, along with his friend Maharadjah Singh and his three servants. As their planned hunting trip had come to an unexpected end, they parted company and the Maharadja left for Vienna to resume his social life. Here we continue with Flora’s story. See the full story...
Flower Power – Hungarian style
"Symphony in Bloom"
If you never have been to see the Philadelphia Flower Show, make sure you will in 2020. Every year the PHS sponsors the show where not just local or U.S. horticultural enthusiasts' but international florists’ masterpieces can also be seen. See the full story...
Karolina Tima Szabo
The Kodály Method in Brazil
Professor Anita Demkó
Music is one of the main cords that connects Hungarians, wherever they may be in the world. On a visit to his native land earlier this year, our Editorial Board member István discovered that Hungarian music also connects us to other cultures. See the full story...
|Songs to Celebrate Spring|
There are some 200,000 Hungarian folksongs on record. Many of them were saved from fading into oblivion by the zeal of Kodály Zoltán and Bartók Béla. In the beginning of the 19th century, they scoured the more remote areas of Hungary for authentic folksongs and recorded many of them on wax cylinders as they were sung by native singers. Many other collectors followed in their footsteps.
Here is a selection of folksongs in celebration of spring, including a couple that were collected by Kodály Zoltán and one collected by Bartók Béla. See the full story...
|Spring Chicken – the other kind|
Serve this stuffed, roasted chicken with spring salad and cooked rice to accompany your Easter ham. See the full story...
Csongrád Memorial Plaque to Honor Women Abused in WWII
Used by permission of Cedrus, köztérkép.hu
We all know that war is hell, and World War II was no exception. Not only were many men killed on the front, but the women and girls left behind were physically and psychologically ruined by the Soviet troops that overran the country. The women and girls of Csongrád – some 260 of whom reported such abuse – were not the only ones who underwent this fate, but that city is the first in all of Europe to have such a memorial. See the full story...
Largest Collection of Metal Icons
Icon of Protection of Mary
”What the homily is for the ear, the icon shows to the eye in silence”, said St. Basil, founder of Eastern monasticism. A collection of such ”visual homilies” may be seen at the Sziklatemplom (Cave Church) in Buda. See the full story...
|The Story of 5 Villages|
Established in the Bukovina, north of Moldavia by Székely villagers fleeing from Austrian persecution in the 18th century, the inhabitants of five villages were resettled in Bácska (southern Hungary) in 1941, in places abandoned by the Serbs when that area was returned to Hungary. Once the Yugoslav troops advanced in 1944, they fled from there and were resettled after the war once again, this time in Tolna and Baranya Counties. See the full story...
Erika Papp Faber
It's a Small World
Meet a very unusual member of the Hungarian Reformed congregation of Hollywood, CA. Put in the link address in your browser to listen. See the full story...
Did You Know ...
Gosztonyi László Péter
... that we have more sports accomplishments by young athletes to crow about? Which may be celebrated with a - shall we say expensive? - wine!
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