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We wish all our readers Happy Easter!

Minden kedves olvasónknak boldog húsvéti ünnepeket kivánunk!

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Pilátus
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. 
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Reményik Sándor

Wallingford Remembrance of March 15th

Krasznai-Király Ilona Tünde
Wallingford Remembrance of March 15th

A report on the program held in the Wallingford Hungarian House on March 17th.

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Based on a Facebook post by Hungarian Bistro.

Report on 1848 / 1848-as beszámoló
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.

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Zsuzsanna Deer

American-Hungarian Community

Good-Bye to Father Emeric Szlezak, OFM             (1917 – 2019)
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!
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

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Helping Orphans Transition to Self Reliance
The original article was printed in the April 2002 issue of Magyar News. See the full story...

Arts and Culture

Explorer Sass Flóra – Florence Baker – part 2
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.

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Éva Wajda

Flower Power – Hungarian style

"Symphony in Bloom"
Flower Power – Hungarian style

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.

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Karolina Tima Szabo

The Kodály Method in Brazil

Professor Anita Demkó
The Kodály Method in Brazil

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.

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István Arato

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.

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EPF

Spring Chicken – the other kind

Serve this stuffed, roasted chicken with spring salad and cooked rice to accompany your Easter ham. 

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Hungary Past and Present

Csongrád Memorial Plaque to Honor Women Abused in WWII

Used by permission of Cedrus, köztérkép.hu
Csongrád Memorial Plaque to Honor Women Abused in WWII

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. 

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viola vonfi

Largest Collection of Metal Icons

Icon of Protection of Mary
Largest Collection of Metal Icons

”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.

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viola vonfi

The Story of 5 Villages
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.

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Erika Papp Faber

It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ

It's a Small World

Jim Reed
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...
Marosán Csaba

Did You Know ...

Gosztonyi László Péter
Did You Know ...

... 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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