July 01, 2021
Author: Vitéz Gábor von Hegyi
Saturday, June 26 was the church day at the Hungarian Protestant church of North Rhine-Westphalia. The program began with a musical worship at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cologne. Because of the strict epidemiological rules, only 70 people were allowed to attend the ceremony this year. In Germany, all Protestant churches are in one congregation, so the Calvinist pastor Márta Gulyás is responsible for the spiritual care of all members of the reformed churches from Hungary. The pastor performs this task with great patience, as it is not easy to manage Reformed, Lutheran, or Unitarian believers at the same time. The musical background of the service was undertaken by the German staff captain of the Order of Vitéz, vitéz Gábor von Hegyi (trumpet), and Edit Mustos (organ), the cantor of the Hungarian Catholic Church. It was good to see that the congregation is growing even tin the pandemic, worship, but also a baptism and confirmation. After the lunch break Dr. Hanna Hittner Consul of Hungary gave a short presentation and answered current questions about Hungary, travel conditions, and vaccinations and holyday options in Hungary. After a smart conversation was the blessing of the congregation at four in the afternoon.