Sunday, August 31, 2008

Paintings: Baptism & Lord's Supper

CSÓK, István
(1865, Pusztaegres - 1961, Budapest)
Hungarian impressionist painter

Baptism (Keresztelő)

Lord's Supper (Úrvacsora)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Ruined landscape

Partially demolished and cracked building, used bricks and new mudbricks, ruined attachment buildings... View of the pastor's house from the garden...

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Concreting the foundation

We have started to concrete the foundation of the new pastor's house at 18th of August.

We have started with 200 sacks of cement.

Heavy traffic...

To the left: entrance and living room. to the right: rooms and kitchen. In the back: bathroom, shed and the room for central heating.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

We have started the constructions

We have started the reconstruction of the pastors' house by digging for the foundations.

Digging barefooted...

Everything by the measure....

Mudbricks one meter below. Sinking this much for 230 years?

We have been digging the 9x16 m foundations for two days with 8 persons.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Gallery: Oradea Fortress

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Gallery: Ermellek Ref. churches

Reformed churches of the Ermellek Decanat.

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

The visit of our Serbian brothers

"And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken."
(Isaiah 62:12)

Torontálvásárhelyi református templomThe Reformed church of Debeljaca (SRB)

Between the 8th-9th of August the groups of the Debeljaca Reformed Church from Serbia were visiting Oradea during their Transylvanian trip. 42 members adn the 2 pastors of the Hungarian speeking congregation from the Voivodina part of Serbia (former Yugoslavia) were the guests of both the congregations of Chesereu and Oradea-Olosig (Nagyvárad-Olaszi).

The Reformed church of Oradea-Olosig (Nagyvárad-Olaszi)

Our guests were eating at the Lorantffy Zsuszanna Church Center, visiting the church museum there and sightseeing in the city.

The Roman Catholic cathedral

Here we are saying thanks for Rev. Attila Veres-Kovács, the pastor of the Nagyvárad-Olaszi congregation for inviting our guests and being our guide in the city. May God bless the women's association members of the Orade congregation for prepairing the meals and for the members of the chesereu church for donating food for this purpose.

Meeting our guests at the Lorantffy Center.

In the yard of the Bishop's Palace.

The Bishop's Palace (old postcard)
Small bridge and the Olaszi-church (old postcard)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Gallery: Cath. church

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Geographical center of Hungary

The geographical center of Hungary
is located 1 km NE to Pusztavacs, near a natural reservation area. The stone that stands for this center depicts the map of modern Hungary together with its coordinates.
Coordinates: 47°11' N & 19°30' E.

The center point of the historical Hungarian Kingdom
was calculated in 1880 and set near the Hungarian town of Szarvas. The original windmill was demolished, today's windmill was constructed in 1940 after recalculating the center point in 1932. The center point is located near the Arboretum of Szarvas, at the bank of the backwater of Körös.

The center point of Europe
was calculated first by the Map Institute of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy in 1887. The obelisque marking the geographical center stands in nowadays Ukraine, near the river Tisa, close to Dilove.
Coordinates: 48° 30' N & 23° 23' E.

Chesereu satellite map (APIA)


Reformed church and surroundings
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Gallery: Ref. church

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Gallery: Öcsöd (HU)

Pictures from the joint Bible study week of the Öcsöd (HU) and Chesereu (RO) Reformed church.

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Paintings: Chesereu & Ocsod (HU)

Fekete, Hajnal (2005)
Chesereu (RO)

Lázár, László (1976)
Ocsod (HU)

Photo Gallery (Picasa Webalbums)

Chesereu Reformed Church

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Bible Study week in Öcsöd, Hungary

The 2 pastors and 6 children of our congregation joined the Bible Study week for children in the Reformed congregation of Öcsöd, Hungary between 28th July - 3rd August. About 35 children with the help of adults spent the week with studies, workshops and trips. The two villages have apart of common history, since during wartimes settlers had been moved from one location to the other.

Devotion and Bible study every morning.

By bike to a nice farm...

Groups photograph at the Arboretum of Szarvas in front of a mammoth pine tree.

Windmill marking the center point of the historical Great Hungary. Boat trip on the backwater of Körös near the arboretum.

Bathing in the pools in Túrkeve.

The Reformed church of Öcsöd.

Inside of the Reformed church.

Brave girls in the church tower.

We have visited the local etnographical museum.

Sightseeing by horse-cart.

Games and plays for everyone: swinging, playing in the sand, playing games, braiding straw, beading, folding paper and painting T-shirt.

"The Kitchen Girl of the Year".

Dinner with everyone participating or helping during the week...

Sunday sermon with the service of the pastor of Chesereu.