The Hungarian Academy of Arts (MMA) on Tuesday opened three exhibitions at its headquarters in Pesti Vigadó, leading up to the International Eucharistic Congress to be held from September 5 to 12.
One of the exhibits features religious artefacts from the Greek Catholic Church, the fourth largest Christian denomination in Hungary. It also presents the life of the community using interactive displays.
Another exhibition focuses on the International Eucharistic Congress which was held in Budapest from May 25 to 29 in 1938. Visitors will have the opportunity to view related objects and documents, listen to audio clips and view images showing the preparations for the event, the congress itself, as well as its legacy.
The third show, organized by Caritas Hungary, showcases the church’s efforts to help those in need. The exhibition includes installations, unique relics and interactive exhibits.
“A Bite of Heaven” – Pastry of the Elected International Eucharistic Congress
Candidates had to choose ingredients that can also be found in the Bible.
The exhibitions will be open until September 19 and during this period, while the Greco-Catholic choirs will perform liturgical and folk songs every Tuesday, and the members of the Saint Ephraim Men’s Choir will give interactive music performances from 30 to 35 minutes for children on Saturdays.
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