“Our Hungarian Good Friday, our Hungarian Golgotha and Calvary, without the sacrifice of Christ, will not be a day and remaining state of our victory over ourselves, and won’t be a deposit of our salvation,” said Zoltán Balog on Friday, marking the Day of National Cohesion.
“Hungarian pain serves as the alarm of our life instinct, and Hungarian sorrow is not characterized by resignation,” said Bishop Zoltán Balog, Ministerial President of the Synod of the Reformed Church in Hungary, in his speech on Friday, the Day of National Cohesion, at the National Theatre in Budapest. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was also present at the event. Zoltán Balog, offering his address before the play Thirteen Apple Trees, said of the territories of the country lost to neighbouring countries due to the Peace Treaty in Versailles/Trianon in 1920 that "the members which have been cut-off will live because they want to live."
"God has put on us the burden of strategic importance. For we must persevere completely alone in the family of the peoples of the world at the biggest buffer zone in the world. But if we repent and become a blessing, we will endow the world with rich treasures of grace granted to our people and nation in the order of creation, providence and restoration,"
the Bishop said in his festive address. There is a Hungarian resurrection "if we are ready and able" to measure the underlying historical achievements of Christian faith and culture by the resurrection of Christ, he stressed. “Our Hungarian Good Friday, our Hungarian Golgotha and Calvary, without the sacrifice of Christ, will not be a day and remaining state of our victory over ourselves, and won’t be a deposit of our salvation,” warned the Bishop. Zoltán Balog said that we Hungarians can be proud of ourselves, but first of all we should be grateful for the fact that “faith, hope and love have been and are being granted to us again and again.”
On Friday, the Day of National Cohesion the 101st anniversary of the signing of the Trianon Peace Treaty has been commemorated under which Hungary lost two-thirds of its territory to neighbouring countries.