In Mária Rádió’s show “Nemes Egyszerűséggel” Vitéz Baron Loránd Riedel talked with Vitéz Dr. Ádám Berniczei-Roykó on knightly orders and the Order of Vitéz. The recording of the program is available at the link below.
January 1, 2023
An article entitled “The Order of Vitéz does not want to completely erase the past” was published in Magyar Nemzet from the pen of our Historian Seat Captain Vitéz Attila Bánó de Kükemező et Tapolylucska. The author reflected on the HVG article published a few days ago entitled “The new Vitéz would turn back the wheel of time, even though the members of the order had betrayed Horthy as well”
The article can be viewed at the following link:
December 23, 2022
Ladies and Gentlemen,
For the days of Christmas and into the future I wish You and all Your Beloved ones the Light of God that carries Love and Peace.
That the Most High, who is, may fulfill us with his presence, so that we may be true loving brothers and sisters !
For our Families to cherish, our Society to find truth and our Governments to cater for stability and prosperity.
God bless You !
God bless our Lands !
God bless the Vitézi Rend !
v József Károly Habsburg-Lothringen.
December 13, 2022
Author: Vitéz Baron Tamás Tunkel, Staff Captain of East Hungary Region
The Order of Vitéz was invited by the village of Vizslás in Nógrád County to a festive church consecration. On December 11, 2022, I participated in the event on behalf of our Order. The consecration of the renovated Roman Catholic church in Vizslás was performed by Zsolt Marton, Bishop of Diocese of Vác in the context of the holy mass that started at 11:00. Dr. István Ferenc Bablena, vice-chairman of the Nógrád County Assembly and Chairman of the KDNP in Nógrád County, also took part in the ceremony.
Mr. József Sándor, the mayor of Vizslás village, invited the guests to a joint lunch after the ceremony. The mayor has only been in office for two years, but he serves his town enthusiastically and devotedly. As a former Piarist student in Vác, he considers it important to preserve the basic principles of faith in God, the nation and the family. It was a great honor for the Order of Vitéz to participate in an important festive event in the life of the village of Vizslás and the local religious community.
December 11, 2022
Author: Vitéz István Világos, Seat Captain of Victoria Region, Australia
Members of the Order of Vitéz and guests gathered at the Heroes Memorial at the Hungarian Community Centre in Melbourne on a bright, sunny Saturday morning on November 26, 2022.
Vitéz Lilla Kövesdy Ámon, Lieutenant of the Victorian Branch opened the ceremony. She welcomed the Roman Catholic priest, Father Zsolt Kiss, the Hungarian Consul in Melbourne, Mihály Geiger and his wife Erika, the Order of Vitéz representative from New South Wales, Sándor Vass and his wife Anna, and members and friends.
The short program outdoors commenced with Sándor Vass remembering the not long departed Australian Staff Captain vitéz nemes Joseph Tassányi. He highlighted the importance of maintaining Hungarian cultural and religious values.
Mihály Geiger, in his keynote address mentioned the relevance of retaining traditions and culture encapsulated in the words “God, Nation, Family”. The Order of Vitéz, whether in the diaspora or in the homeland are faced with a heavy responsibility and much hard work leading to the promise of a bright future.
János Bakos recited a beautiful poem called “Végső magvetés” translated as “The Final Sowing of the Seed“. The poet, Tibor Tollas dedicated the poem to his Australian friends whom he met on an Australian visit in 1973.
The program continued with a minutes’ silence for the Vitéz members who departed this life during the past year.
Father Kiss gave a blessing to the gathering. Wreaths were laid at the Heroes Memorial in remembrance of all Vitéz throughout Hungarian history who gave their lives for the freedom and liberty of the Hungarian nation. The formalities ended with the singing of the Hungarian national anthem.
The afternoon proceeded with lunch at the Social Club. Vitéz Lilla Kövesdy Ámon congratulated v Sándor Fazakas on his forthcoming 104th birthday.
Vitéz Sándor Fazakas junior entertained guests with two charming guitar solos.
Vitéz István Világos, Victorian Seat Captain, regretfully could not attend the celebration.
He sent the following message:
“Even though absent, I respectfully send greetings to my fellow members of the Order and to the guests and last but not least to my friend Sándor Fazakas, who at age 104 is the oldest Vitéz in the World and a truly shining example to all of us. My thanks to Lilla for organising the day and to János for his readiness to help at all times.”