As a result of the curfew restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus epidemic, some priests have figured out unique solutions to sanctify food on Easter Sunday.
After having finished the prayer of consecration in the church, Father Imre Szűcs – priest of Balatonlelle – visited three settlements around Lake Balaton in a Cabrio. As the Hungarian news portal szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu reports, the priest took the holy water with him –
leaning out from the Cabrio, he sanctified the food baskets put in front of the gates.
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During the process of sanctification, Easter hams, cakes, eggs, and wines are usually collected in beautifully decorated baskets covered with fancy tablecloths.
This year, believers could only join the Easter Mass via television, computer or telephone. The usual consecration of Roman Catholics was also realised via the Internet.
In the Catholic villages of Székely Land, families were waiting at the gates with their prepared food to be sanctified by the parish priest, who visited the neighbouring settlements by carriage. Still, there were other unique solutions, as well.
The parish priest of Csíkcsicsó, Rezső László sanctified the food-filled baskets from the platform of a jeep.
As magyarkurir.hu reports, food consecration of Miercurea Ciuc is the largest in the Carpathian Basin. In the previous years, it was attended by thousands of people; however, this year, the event could only be followed online due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Food sanctification of Miercurea Ciuc on Easter Sunday is considered to be so special that it has been suggested to be included in the Guinness Book of Records.
Source: szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu; magyarkurir.hu