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Hungarian Region, Counties, Settlements

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  • Jeanne
    There is a website on Region, Counties, Settlements which may be helpful to you. http://www.port.hu/kultura/hasznos/regiok_a.htm MARIAPOCS ... Mariapocs is one
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 7, 2004
      There is a website on Region, Counties, Settlements which may be
      helpful to you.
      http://www.port.hu/kultura/hasznos/regiok_a.htm

      MARIAPOCS
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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
      11 days.
      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) .
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