Budapest, Hungary – 3. Christian revival hits Hungary

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So as well as a huge famous synagogue, there are some big decorative churches in Budapest as well.

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I also noticed this sign 🙂

In fact, what I didn’t see here, my Hungarian Christian friends told me back in the UK.  There is a big revival of the gospel in Hungary, I got see several Hungarian Christians during my studies at Ellel Bible College in the UK.

I go to a Calvery Chapel in London UK which is a branch of a well known American church network.   The Calvery Chapel that is in Budapest has 3,000 people and a bible training school and another 13 churches other parts of the country.

Slovakia – 1. Austria’s neighbour and travel hacks – 2. River Danube – 3. Strange mirrored museum – 4. Things I learned from my visit to Slovakia – 5. Slovakia protests and strange goings on

Hungary – 1. Feeling Hungary – 2. Jewish Hungary and the Grand Synagogue3. Christian revival hits Hungary – 4. soon

 

Budapest, Hungary – 2. Jewish Hungary and the Grand Synagogue

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This is the Grand Synagogue in Budapest, its the biggest in Europe and No.2 in the world (the #1 is actually in New York)

This is both a live functioning place of worship and also a museum at the same time.

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The French flag is there for a waiting place for a tour guide.  There are tours for Hungarian, English, French, Spanish, Russian and Hebrew speaking visitors.    This is a truly incredible looking temple, every fitting and decoration appears to have done with the utmost quality and case.

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This spiral staircase looks great, I ended up seeing another later when I went to Trinity College (which is Christian, in Dublin, Ireland)     On the right, a big collection of candelabras used for lighting Shabbat candles.

I think Hungary was hit very hard by the Shoah (Holocaust) but there are items from then, and also from happier times when this was a bustling place for celebrating Jewish holidays.

Slovakia – 1. Austria’s neighbour and travel hacks – 2. River Danube – 3. Strange mirrored museum – 4. Things I learned from my visit to Slovakia – 5. Slovakia protests and strange goings on

Hungary – 1. Feeling Hungary – 2. Jewish Hungary and the Grand Synagogue – 3. Christian revival hits Hungary – 4. soon

 

Budapest, Hungary – 1. Feeling Hungary

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To get to Budapest actually required going backwards to Vienna and then in a different direction.   The border between Austria and Slovakia seemed invisible, whereas here, there is a restaurant and a petrol station demarking the two countries but nothing more formal than that.

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IMG_20180327_142645632 10241000 Hungarian Forints is worth UK£2.50.   Or, coffee and a decent bag of pastries.  Hungary is cheap and this place was good to find a few minutes getting off the bus.

While I was (2018) here, it was just before the Hungarian elections.   Some poster like these had big concern over uncontrolled immigration whereas other parties had other priorities.

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Want to be a musician without instruments?  This guy had the right idea.

Slovakia – 1. Austria’s neighbour and travel hacks – 2. River Danube – 3. Strange mirrored museum – 4. Things I learned from my visit to Slovakia – 5. Slovakia protests and strange goings on

Hungary – 1. Feeling Hungary – 2. Jewish Hungary and the Grand Synagogue – 3. soon