NEWS and EVENTS
5 August, 2005, Karácsonyfalva
The first survey of the frescoes of the Unitarian church of Homoródkarácsonyfalva.
The establishment of the “Foundation for Homoródkarácsonyfalva”.
Kristóf Nobilis, a businessman from Budapest, undertakes to provide financial support to the whole reconstruction and renovation of the Unitarian church through his business ventures. Many grateful thanks to him!
Uncovering of the frescoes on the northern wall of the Unitarian church, among them a fresco of exceptional quality representing Saint Ladislas’ famous Battle of Kerlés.
Summer of 2006.
Demolition and the start of the reconstruction of the painted coffered wooden ceiling of the Unitarian church.
From January to September, 2006.
The aesthetic reconstruction of the frescoes.
The "Foundation for Hungarian Art" gives the Bartók Béla Memorial Award (named after the famous Hungarian composer) to the Unitarian church in recognition of its frescoes. Those receiving the award included the Archbishop György Jakubinyi, the poet Sándor Kányádi, the writer András Sütő, the two bishops József Tempfli and László Tőkés, and Zoltán Kallós, and Csaba Böjte.
Internet service becomes available for the village of Homoródkarácsonyfalva.
MKB-Euroleasing Zrt. (a Hungarian company located in Budapest) starts collecting money in support of the reconstruction of the Catholic church of Homoródkarácsonyfalva. Gabriella Kóródi (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Tourism course for the inhabitants of Homoródkarácsonyfalva is launched.
14 January, 2007.
The reconstruction of the roof-timbers and the drainage system of the Catholic church of Homoródkarácsonyfalva is finished.
24 January, 2007.
Joint session of the advisory board and the control body of the Foundation for Homoródkarácsonyfalva at 6 pm.
People of Homoródkarácsonyfalva visiting Hungary. The major stops during the trip: Budapest, Visegrád, Esztergom, Bábolna, Pannonhalma, Tihany, and Ópusztaszer.
MKB-Euroleasing Zrt.'s project to collect money for the reconstruction of the Catholic church of Homoródkarácsonyfalva was successful. Employees of this company donated 1,099,000 HUF to the Foundation for Homoródkarácsonyfalva. With the donation of MKB Euroleasing companies, this amount was further increased by 2,198,000 HUF. The Foundation gladly received the financial support, and, on the one hand, started negotiations with the Archdiocese of Gyulafehérvár about sharing the expenses of the church's reconstruction and, on the other hand, with the restorers about the reconstruction. The reconstruction work of the sanctuary of the Catholic church is planned to be in progress throughout the year 2007, together with the restoration of the side-altar of this church. Many thanks to the employees and companies of MKB Euroleasing Zrt.!
26th June, 2007.
On the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Saint Ladislas Herm from Várad to Győr, a scientific conference titled "Vállal magasb mindeneknél" (a line quoted from the 19th century Hungarian poet, János Arany’s famous epic, the Toldi’s Night – Fifth Canto), and festival series were held in the Assembly Hall of the Xantus János Museum of Győr between 25th and 27th of June in 2007. The restorer József Lángi, on a widely attended lecture, presented at the conference the frescoes of the Unitarian church of Homoródkarácsonyfalva that had been restored so far. The subject matter of the conference is also published in a book.
1st August, 2007.
Up until August, more than 1500 people have visited the Unitarian church of Homoródkarácsonyfalva in 2007.
20th August, 2007.
Written by the restorers József Lángi és Ferenc Mihály, three volumes of the book titled Erdélyi falképek és festett faberendezések (Frescoes and Painted Wooden Furnishings of Erdély) are published by Állami Műemlékhelyreállítási és Restaurálási Központ (Public Centre of the Restoration and Renovation of Historic Monuments). The title page (of this book) shows a detail of the sculpture of Saint Augustine bishop due to be taken back to the Catholic church of Homoródkarácsonyfalva in 2008. There is an essay with wonderful illustrations about the Catholic church of Homoródkarácsonyfalva.
Csaba Lantos, a businessman from Budapest, donates 3,000,000. HUF through his own company for the reconstruction of the Catholic church of Homoródkarácsonyfalva to the Foundation for Homoródkarácsonyfalva. Many grateful thanks to him!
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gyulafehérvár and the Foundation for Homoródkarácsonyfalva consider the possibilities of mutually financing the reconstruction of the Catholic church, and an agreement has been reached about the sharing of the expenses.
Plans for the reconstruction of the Catholic church are completed.
Zoltán Mátyás, a goldsmith born in Homoródkarácsonyfalva undertook the task of making 14 stations of the Cross from copperplate for the Catholic church. The plans of 3 stations can be viewed on this homepage (click here). The Foundation for Homoródkarácsonyfalva collects donations for financing these stations (which are paid at manufacturing cost). Donations are to be transferred to the following invoice number of the Foundation: CIB Bank Zrt., 10700347-43338504-51100005. The foundation is a non-profit organization.