21 October, 2021 On the ecclesiastical holiday of beatific King Charles IV, we commemorate the fact that the last, holy monarch of Hungary spent his last days in Hungary at the Tihany Abbey, 100 years ago, on 26–31 October, 1921. then he was forced into exile. Among the participants, representing the Association of Hungarian Historical […]
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A Vitézi Rend
A Vitézi Rendet Magyarország kormányzója alapította „a legbátrabbak tiszteletére és az áldozatok emlékére”. A Vitézi Rend hisz a vallás, a nemzet és a család mint alapelvek fontosságában. Mindenekelőtt fontosnak tartja Magyarország nemzeti szuverenitásának megőrzését, a katonai helyzet és a nemzeti értékek tiszteletben tartását, valamint a keresztény életmód ösztönzését.
The Order of Vitéz
The Order of Vitéz was founded by the Regent of Hungary “to honor the bravest and remember their sacrifice”. The Order of Vitéz believes in the importance of fundamental principles such as religion, nation and family. First of all, it considers it important to preserve Hungary’s national sovereignty, to respect military standing, national values and to encourage a christian way of living.
In 1928, in the preface to the large volume titled A magyar nemzet hadtörténelme (A military history of the Hungarian nation), Archduke and Field Marshal Vitez Joseph August of Habsburg-Lorraine wrote, “In most cases, the past is but a mirror of the future which gives a clear picture of how to avoid big troubles and how serve a better future. Let us learn from this work, and let us not be disheartened, because the strong Hungarian spirit is is still alive.”
The Order of Vitéz is a Military Order based on Christian confession and encouraging a life with the highest ethical values.
The Order of Vitéz was founded by the Regent of Hungary “to honor the bravest and remember their sacrifice.”
Főkapitány (Captain General): HIRH Vitéz Joseph Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria, Prince of Hungary.
September 24, 2021 On 24 September the Portuguese Seat Captaincy of the Order of Vitéz held investiture led by Captain General and the Seat of Vitéz, in Fatima, Portugal at the Hungarian Chapel. A video of the event can be viewed on Facebook at the following link:https://fb.watch/8mS-8fNAue/
August 29, 2021 On 28 August, the Order of Vitéz’s festive ceremony of investiture was taken place in the church in Máriapócs. About the event Magyar Nemzet published an excellent article by historian seat captain vitéz Attila Bánó. The article can be found at the link below:https://magyarnemzet.hu/belfold/2021/08/mariapocson-vitezeket-avattak The Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County News Portal also reported on […]
August 23, 2021 Far away from the homeland, the Seat Captaincy of Chile celebrated St. Stephen’s day, one of Hungary’s national days. St. Stephen (István) was the first Christian Hungarian king. The holy crown is still on display in the Parliament. The holy crown is the oldest crown, still in function in the whole world. […]
July 05, 2021 The wreath was placed by the Staff Captain of Germany, at the tomb of Beatific Gizella, Bavarian Princess, the wife of King (Saint) Stephen I, in Passau. Queen Gizella is a supporter of the Catholic Church, a builder of churches and castles. Her name is also associated with the making of the […]
The Order of Vitéz was founded by the Governor of Hungary, admiral Miklós Horthy, in 1920. Its Captain General from 1977 to 2017 was József Árpád, Royal Prince of Hungary, and now his son, Prince József Károly.
- A brief history of the Order of Vitéz
- Fatima – September, 2021
- Heraldic usage in the Order of Vitéz
- Holidays of the Order of Vitéz
- How to join
- Hungary’s history in a nutshell
- Legénd – June, 2021
- Máriapócs – August, 2021
- Oath of the Vitéz
- Organizational Structure
- Portrait Gallery of Famous Members
- Statement about the policy of the Order of Vitéz concerning nobility, nobiliary titles and membership in chivalric organisations
- The Mission
- The Values
- The Vitézi Rend (Order of Vitez), an honour superior to a Chivalric order