Church Vizsoly, Vizsoly

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#13 of 17 in Historic Sites in Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen County
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  • This is another spot we include for all of our guests when we are up in the Northeast part of Hungary. Well worth a visit. 
    This is another spot we include for all of our guests when we are up in the Northeast part of Hungary. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • Hungary was ruined by most of it’s' visitors: Tatars, Turks, Germans, Russians… Due to this reason it is not easy to find Romanesque or gothic churches and castles in the Danube Valley.. The church... 
    Hungary was ruined by most of it’s' visitors: Tatars, Turks, Germans, Russians… Due to this reason it is not easy to find Romanesque or gothic churches and castles in the Danube Valley.. The church...  more »
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  • Charles Bible - Vizsoly "As one of the greatest wonders of Hungarian church history, the word of God was first spoken in Hungarian in 1590, in a small village in Zemplén, Hungary. Although the Bible had been translated into Hungarian as early as the 15th century, during the Hussite uprising, it could not be published. However, only rudimentary copies of this translation have survived. The first Hungarian translation to be printed was the work of St. Paul's Letters in Hungarian, published in 1533, followed by several further experiments. After his studies in Wittenberg and Switzerland, Károli Gáspár, a scholar-reformer, stood with his helpers to translate the entire Bible into Hungarian. It is believed that the New Testament was translated by Károlyi himself, presumably using the partial Hungarian Bible translations made earlier. The translation was followed by printing, which was completed on July 20, 1590. Thus, Vizsoly in today's Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county became the cradle of the unique document of the 16th century Hungarian language, the Vizsolyi Bible. The Vizsoly Bible was included in the Hungaricums in January 2015. The entire community of the settlement still feels its mission to preserve the memory of their glorious ancestors in a way worthy of posterity. Although the Vizsoly Bible was stolen in February 2002, after its discovery in October 2003, it can be viewed again in the Vizsoly Reformed Church every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to the Bible, the beautifully restored Reformed shrine is also worth seeing as a beautiful little jewelry box. We can learn the history of both the Bible and the temple from an hourly interesting and compiled guide. In addition, a semi-interactive exhibition on the history of printing can be viewed, where the visitor can also print the first page of the Charles Bible on an original Charles printing press. "
  • Much more appreciation would be given to the people here who enthusiastically and lovingly nurture this REALLY wonderful heritage.

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