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60-year anniversary of the 1956 Revolution

In Hungary October 23 is always a day of solemn remembrance, a day of looking back on the 1956 Revolution against Soviet-imposed rule.  This year marks 60 years since the traumatic events.  Great hope had swept across the country, dreams of a new way of life; but the popular uprising was brutally crushed after only thirteen days.  As Hungarians gather to remember their heroes, martyrs, freedom, and freedom lost, pray their eyes will be opened to Christ’s sacrifice for them, and that they will come to know the freedom that can never be taken away.

Here’s an interesting account of one who lived through that time:

Today in history…Soviets crush Hungarian revolt

As I type this, the nation of Hungary is holding a day of mourning, remembering the tragic events of November 4, 1956.  58 years ago today Soviet tanks rolled in to Budapest and viciously crushed the 12-day-old revolution against Soviet oppression.  Thousands of Hungarians were killed, and nearly a quarter-million fled their homeland.

Pray for Hungarians today both in Hungary and around the world. Ask the Father to comfort them as they mourn; ask that their hearts will turn to the One who gives ultimate victory and hope that can never be taken away.

For more information about the historical events: