Friday, August 26, 2011

Russian, Romanian Orthodox Hierarchs Celebrate St. Stephen's Day in Budapest

On the new style celebration of the feast of St. Stephen of Hungary and the celebration of the founding of the Hungarian state Archbishop Mark (Golovkov) of Yegorevsk, auxiliary of the Moscow Patriarchate and administrator of the Eparchy of Budapest, and Bishop Siluan of Gyula of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of Hungary concelebrated the Divine Liturgy in Budapest's Cathedral of the Dormition, afterwards staying for a celebratory meal with the cathedral's parishioners. During the state celebrations of the holiday later that day the rector of Budapest's Church of St. Sergius, Archpriest John Kadar, was awarded the Knight's Cross by the President of Hungary. More (in Russian) here.


  1. Finally!!
    I was wondering when the Romanians would wake up to celebrate St Stephen the Great of Hungary!

  2. Amen! Given how enculturated the Byzantine Catholic Church in Hungary is it's nice to see a pan-Orthodox celebration of St. Stephen at any level, but especially by two of the bishops responsible for the Orthodox Churches in the country!