June 17, 2021
Author: Vitéz Gábor von Hegyi
A delegation of the Order Vitéz visited the tomb of St. Elizabeth of Árpád House on Saturday, June 12. The Hungarian princess has a very great cult in Germany to this day, as she is the patron saint of Thuringia and Hesse. At his grave we commemorated her not only with a wreath but also with a bouquet of roses, because Elizabeth is usually depicted with roses. According to the legend one day the princess was just bringing bread to the poor when her brother-in-law, Count Henrik of Thuringia, questioned her and wanted to see what she was hiding in her apron. Elisabeth was frightened by her brother-in-law’s ore wrath and replied: roses. God did not want Elizabeth to be lied to, so to the wonder of miracles, when Henrik looked at his apron with force, he really only saw fragrant roses.
The Order of Vitéz believes in religion, nation and family as the most important core values. We consider it important to preserve our national self-consciousness, which is why we pay special attention to visiting and nurturing Hungarian-related memorial sites on all five continents where the members of our Order live. If you want to know more about us, please look around at our website: www.vitezi-rend.com.