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The Veneration of Saint Adrian
The cultus of St. Adrian in Hungary has yet to be ethnographically researched. During history, the feast day of St. Adrian changed a number of times thus it is in different places in different calendars.
The tradition of commemorating the saint was stronger in the Eastern Orthodox Church, where the feast day of St. Adrian is set on the 26th of August with his wife Natalia and 23 companions. According to legends, on the old feast day of the saint (4 March) Adrian-cakes were eaten, which was a continuation of pagan customs when, according to antique customs, food containing a lot of fat was consumed in honour of the Earth goddess (Lexicon of Saints).
In the Catholic Church its feast day is commemorated on the 8th of September, but his wife is not celebrated on this day. Catholics commemorate the birth of the Virgin Mary on the same day, which feast is the indulgence day of many churches and shrines and many folk customs are attached to it.
According to sources available to us, the cult of the saint in Hungary started in Zala County. This is proven by the basilica built around 850 in Mosaburg (later Zalavár), dedicated to St. Adrian as well as the Benedictine monastery founded by Saint Stephen and consecrated in 1019. This proves the assumption that St. Adrian belongs to the earliest church patron saints in Hungary: Churches were dedicated to him in Mártély, Lispeszentadorján and Zalaapáti.
The 9th century church in Zalavár was already destroyed in the 10th century and its ruins was used in the building of the monastery founded by King Saint Stephen, the patron saint of which became St. Adrian as well. During the Ottoman occupation in the 15th century both the church and the monastery was converted into a castle, a fortress, but King Leopold I ordered it demolished in the 18th century. The Benedictines returning in the 18th century have already established their monastery in Zalaapáti (15 kilometres from Zalavár), considered to be the successor of the Zalavár monastery.
Pál Fodor, Head of the Research Centre for Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Laura Iancu, Researcher at the Ethnographical Institute, Research Centre for Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Lexicon of Saints. Dunakönyv Publishing House, Budapest, 1994.
Endre Tóth: Saint Adrian and Zalavár. Századok, 1999.