Hungarian Region, Counties, Settlements
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Mariapocs is one of the smallest towns in Hungary with about 2,800
inhabitants, lies in the Byzantine Catholic Eprachy of Hajdudorog near
the Ukrainian boarder. It draws over half a million pilgrims annually
to its shrine where the icon rests.
On Nov. 4 1696, the icon, began to weep for the first time. There was
much cause for weeping since then Hungary was a divided nation.
On December 8, 1696, a day so cold the wine froze in the priest's
chalice during the Divine Liturgy, the icon began to weep again.
Despite the bitter weather, the Virgin's tears continued to stream for
There are many stories and claims to healing and miraculous happenings
throughout these many years. There is no special feast day for the
icon of Mariapocs but the icon is venerated on every Marian feast and
each Sunday in May. The largest pilgrimages are on August 15th, the
feast of the
Assumption, and September 8th, the Nativity of the Virgin.
Our Lady of Mariapocs is venerated in Austria, Germany and Switzerland
as well as Hungary. In the United States, the Basilian Fathers, a
Byzantine Catholic community, maintain shrines in her honor in Matawan,
NJ and Burton Ohio. (this material was taken from an article by Erika
Papp Faber) .