Pilgrimage to Transylvania Postponed to September 2020

The MLUC pilgrimage to Transylvania, originally planned for May 2020, has been rescheduled to late September, at the request of the minister of our partner church, Rev. Zsolt Barabas. The highlight of the trip, a celebration of the completion of renovation work on the Várfalva Unitarian Church’s 700-year-old building, will take place during the weekend of September 19 and 20. The exact travel dates and the length of the trip are still to be  decided.

Anyone who is interested in learning about the secular and religious history of Transylvania is welcome to join all potential pilgrimage travelers at a meeting on Monday evening, January 12, from 7 to 8:30 in the Fireside Room. Jonathan Bass will present the program. That meeting is the second in a series of orientation meetings to help prepare the travelers for their visit. The third meeting, featuring tales from former MLUC travelers, will be held Monday, February 10 at 7 p.m.

For questions about the pilgrimage, please contact Bonnie Marzolf, trip coordinator, at bonnie@marzolf.net.

Travelers from MLUC have made several trips to Várfalva since our partnership began. During a trip in 2008, our partner church put up a sign that designates the path from their parsonage to the church as the “Main Line Walkway.” When we hosted visitors from Várfalva in 2014, we wanted to return the honor with a sign and a walkway to our front door. The sign, which includes the Hungarian word for walkway, reads “Várfalva Sétány–Walkway.” It can be found near the front door of the church.