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Bea VidacsHungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

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The paper compares the visions and activities of a Hungarian and a Lebanese female seer, both of whom relive and re-enact the Passion of Christ on a regular basis. The former performs the Passion on the first Friday of the month and weekly, during Lent, while the latter does so once a year on Good Friday. Based on fieldwork by the author among the followers of the seer in Hungary and the work of Emma Aubin-Boltanski and Nour Farra-Haddad in Beirut, Lebanon, the paper discusses the history and background of the seers, the locations where the apparitions take place, and the followers who gather around them. It describes the performance of the Passion itself, the messages the seers convey to the faithful, and the many ways in which the women’s activities and the mis-en-scene of the apparitions connect to the larger world and thus fit into universal patterns of modern, apocalyptic visions. While strengthening the faith of the followers, the devotees also receive reinforcement in questions that seem existential to them existential, in as much as members of both groups see the historical drama of their own nation.

  • Aubin-Boltanski, Emma 2013 Prêter corps au Christ et à la Vierge crucifié(e)s. Liban 2011. Archivio Italiano della Storia di Pietà XXVI:363-382.

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  • Aubin-Boltanski, Emma 2014 Uncertainty at the Heart of a Ritual in Lebanon 2011. Social Compass 61:511-523.

  • Aubin-Boltanski, Emma - Farra-Haddad, Nour 2014 Présentifier les saints ou l'oscillation au coeur du croire en actes. In Aubinboltanski, Emma - Lamine, Anne-Sophie - Luca, Nathalie (eds.) Croire en Actes. Distance, intensité ou excès?, 77-87. Paris: L'Harmattan.

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  • Christian, William A. Jr. 1973 Holy People in Peasant Europe. Comparative Studies in Society and History 15, 106-114.

  • Fábián, Gabriella 2015 The Sacrifice of Atonement in Roman Catholic Communities in the Székelyföld Region. Religion, Culture, Society Yearbook of theMTA-SZTEResearch Group for the Study of Religious Culture 2, 58-82.

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  • Farra-Haddad, Nour 2013 Staging the Extraordinary Emergence of Divine Entities in the Daily Life of a Visionary House in Beirut. Mediterranean Review 6(1): 4364.

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  • Feischmidt, Margit et al. 2014 Nemzet a mindennapokban. Az újnacionalizmus populáris kultúrája [Nation in the Everyday. The Popular Culture of New Nationalism]. Budapest: L'Harmattan.

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  • Győrfy, Eszter 2012 Csodák és csodatörténetek a szőkefalvi kegyhelyen [Miracles and Miracle Stories at the Shrine of Seuca]. In Pócs, Éva (ed.) Szent helyek, ünnepek, szent szövegek. Tanulmányok a romániai magyarság vallási életéből, 75-229. Budapest-Pécs, L'Harmatan-PTE Néprajz - Kulturális Antropológia Tanszék. (Studia Ethnologica Hungarica 15).

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  • Molnár, Gyula 1995 Magyar Énekek éneke. A sükösdi jelenség [Hungarian Song of Songs. The Sükösd Phenomenon]. Nyíregyháza: Nyíregyházi Római Katolikus Plébánia.

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  • Peti, Lehel 2012 Látomások, vallási megtérés és megszállottság. Kommunikáció a transzcendenssel egy erdélyi faluban [Visions, Religious Conversion and Possession. Communication with the Transcendent in a Transylvanian Village]. In Pócs, Éva (ed.) Szent helyek, ünnepek, szent szövegek: Tanulmányok a romániai magyarság vallási életéből, 12-74. Budapest-Pécs: L'Harmattan- PTE Néprajz - Kulturális Antropológia Tanszék. (Studia Ethnologica Hungarica 15).

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  • Pócs, Éva 2008 Szőkefalva/Seuca: egy új kegyhely üzenetei [Seuca: Messages from a New Shrine]. In Pócs, Éva (ed.) Démonok, látók, szentek: Vallásetnológiaifogalmak tudományközi megközelítésben, 484-504. Budapest: Balassi. (Tanulmányok a transzcendensről 6).

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  • Pócs, Éva 2010 Seers, Visions and Shrines: Divine Interventions in Crises of Private and Public Affairs. In Valtchinova, Galia (ed.) Religion and Boundaries: Studies from the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Turkey, 195-221. Istanbul: The Isis Press.

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  • Srodecki, Paul 2016 Antemurale-Based Frontier Identities in East Central Europe and their Ideological Roots in Medieval/Early Modern Alterity and Alienity Discourses. In Antonín Malaníková, Michaela - Antonín, Robert (eds.) Collective Identity in the Context of Medieval Studies, 97-120. Ostrava.

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  • Sutcliffe, Steven 2000 "Wandering Stars": Seekers and Gurus in the Modern World. In Sutcliffe, Steven - Bowman, Marion (eds.) Beyond New Age: Exploring Alternative Spirituality, 17-36. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

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  • Turner, Victor W. - Turner, Edith 1978 Image and Pilgrimage in Christian Culture. Anthropological Perspectives. New York: Columbia University Press.

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  • Valtchinova, Galia I. 2009 Re-inventing the Past, Re-enchanting the Future: Visionaries and National Grandeur in Interwar Bulgaria. In Christian, William A. Jr - Klaniczay, Gábor (eds.) “The Vision Thing”: Studying Divine Intervention, 157-194. Budapest, Collegium Budapest Institute for Advanced Study.

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  • Zimdars-Swartz, Sandra 1991 Encountering Mary: From La Salette to Medjugorje. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

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