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Legends

The Ark of Covenant (Gutenberg Square)

In memory of the sacrilege

One of the most beautiful baroque monuments of Győr is the Arc of Covenant, which stands on the Gutenberg Square. The statue has an interesting story: in 1729 a soldier accused of bigamy and using a false name fled to the Jesuit monastery for sanctuary. The city guards put the building under blockade, thus preventing the escape of the deserter. However, the bishop thought out a plan: on the feast of Corpus Christi they traditionally held a procession in the town, so he gave the soldier altar-boy clothes to help him escape from his fellow-soldiers. He was unfortunately recognized despite all of these efforts. In the ensuing melee the monstrance fell out of the hands of the bishop and it broke into pieces. Even the Emperor’s court in Vienna heard of this sacrilege, and King Charles III ordered that the inhabitants of Győr should ask for the forgiveness of God with this statue. And why does the monument illustrate the Ark of the Covenant? According to the legend the broken pieces of the blessed sacrament of the Eucharist and monstrance were put into the sealed ark, and since then the angels have guarded them.

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City of Győr
City of Győr

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