Washingtoni Magyar Református Egyház

Hungarian Reformed Church DC

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Dear Brothers and Sisters!

Wesley Theological Seminary has closed the chapel and other buildings in order to help preventing the spread of coronavirus. During the epidemic, there will be no live, in-person services and meetings in our church.

We will update our website with information about our future events and we will share devotionals, prayers and poems to help us to turn to God at home.

Let us keep each other in prayers in these times!

"Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints." Ephesians 6:18

Reményik Sándor: Üres templomban

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Sándor Reményik: Into an empty church

When dusk settles
By habit I slip into an empty church-
A soul visiting God.
Somber faces of saints shine onto me.
Long forgotten the weddingfolk,
No Mass being said, no surpliced priests.
Two sanctuary lamps glow on the altar-
I am alone with my God.
The church is empty, my soul is full-
We understand each other, no words needed.
I stand here, facing Him-
No witnesses of our tryst.
I stand. I don’t kneel under the urging power of yearning.
Searching the great Will
I remain standing, obeying His will-
And when it releases me, I collapse.
Such boundless reverence fills me,
As though I gazed upon stars in the woods,
Where eternal, ancient silence celebrates-
And yet, I am only in a chapel.
Translated by ZsuZsa Simándy