With government support, Calvary stations in Nograd County were renovated in Nograd County. At the handover ceremony held on Wednesday, the State Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office responsible for Church and Ethnic Relations confirmed that Hungarians living on both sides of the border are connected by the crossroads in Nogradszakal.
Calvary was renovated for 25 million forints, Miklós Soltić said at the ceremony held at the Parish Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in the town of about 640 people, near the Slovakian border. He said that on Wednesday, the 500-year-old village bell rang at noon on Radio Kossuth.
The Minister of State thanked the mayor and the region’s parliamentarians for initiating and subsequently developing the development
He thanked the contractors, masters and workers in the public sector for the work done on Golgotha.
He said it like this: “We are in a very difficult situation in the world right now, but through the Stations of the Cross we can send the message that peace is the most important thing to us.” Miklos Soltysz added: The Stations of the Cross prayers spread peace in the world, and must serve that.
Mayor Judit Radvanski (MSZP) thanked Miklos Soltysz for his help and for fulfilling his promise to renovate Golgotha. He said: On the 500th anniversary of the completion of the bell, the statue of St. Stephen and the statue of the deceased revolutionaries, the works of Attila Bubali and David Bubali, were moved to the church.
Mihaly Bala, the Fidesz parliamentary representative for the region, described the Nogradzakali Church, which was renovated a few years ago, as a place where you can recharge your batteries. He said that every such place gives strength to preserve values and traditions.
The 500-year-old Great Bell in Nógrádszakál is the oldest bell in the Vassi Diocese and, according to its inscriptions, was cast in 1523.
According to information published on the diocese’s website, the bronze bell, which weighs 450 kilograms and has a bottom diameter of 91 centimeters, is one of the oldest church bells used in Hungary. The Directorate of Cultural Heritage declared it a reserve in 1999.
On its upper part is a circular inscription in Gothic letters repeating: “O REX GLORIAE VENI CUM PACE”, in Hungarian: “Oh, Queen of Glory, come in peace”. The ear crown was cut off in 1925 and replaced with a disc crown. According to tradition, the bell was hidden from the Turks in Eboli.