Translations of the Book of Common Prayer into Hungarian
There were two major translations of portions of the Book of Common Prayer into Hungarian, both originating during the Protestant Episcopal Church's intensive missionary activities among Hungarian speakers during the early twentieth century.
Hungarian Service Book Authorized by the Diocese of Michigan City of the American Episcopal Church
Az Amerikai Apostoli Katholikus Episcopális Egyház Michigan City Egyházmegyéjének Magyar Szertartási Könyve.
Translated by Victor von Kubinyi.
Published for the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan City, 1915.
This translation was prepared by Victor von Kubinyi, a Hungarian Roman Catholic priest who was received with his parish into the Protestant Episcopal Church in December 1913 by the Right Reverend John Hazen White, first Bishop of the Diocese of Michigan City. Kubinyi was deposed by the Bishop of Michigan City on November 15, 1918. His former parish continues as Holy Trinity Church, South Bend, Indiana.
David Griffiths identifies this translation as 54:1 in The Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer 1549-1999 (London: The British Library; New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2002); it was digitized in 2012 by Richard Mammana.
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Angol-Magyar Szertartas A Szent Áldozat Kiszolgáltatásához Engedélyeztetett A New Jersey Egyházmegye Használatára
English-Hungarian Office for the Celebration of the Holy Communion Authorized for Use in the Diocese of New Jersey
Translated by George E. St. Claire.
Published for the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, 1915.
This translation was made for use at St Elizabeth's Hungarian Mission in Trenton, New Jersey (active 1913-1929); it was prepared by the Reverend George Elbert St. Claire (d. 1943) and authorized by the Right Reverend Paul Matthews (1866-1954), fifth Bishop of New Jersey. This title is not listed in David Griffiths' Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer 1549-1999 (London: The British Library; New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2002); it was transcribed and formatted in 2011 by Richard Mammana from a copy of the original provided by the late Thomas N. Rae.
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