Guinness Record on the International Eucharistic Congress


Hungary is preparing for a non-ordinary event
An agreement of joint co-operation was signed by Rev. Kornél Fábry, Secretary General of the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, and Zsolt Rück, president of the Joyful Hungary Foundation (ÖMA).

The 52nd International Eucharistic Congress will be held in Budapest in 2020. On the opening day of the event, on 13th September the 20.000 members of the Joyful Gospel Choir will give an almost two hours long concert, organized by the Joyful Hungary Foundation. During this there will be an attempt to break the Guinness World Record. The current record was set in 2005 in Quezon City, Philippines with a gospel choir of 8.688 members. The organizers intend to break this record with 20.000.

What is the International Eucharistic Congress?

It is a worldwide festivity, held every four years for the recognition of the Eucharist, and the deepening of its reverence. Next time it will be in Budapest, between 13-20 September 2020. Kornél Fábry stressed: "The aim of the Congress is celebrating Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, and a testimony towards the world about God's infinite love, who became man, and remained really among us in the Bread of Life.

Joyful Hungary Foundation

The mission of the Foundation is to mediate the joy, the cultural and spiritual ascension, to which the joint joy-song is one of the best tools. Zsolt Rück, president of the Foundation stressed: "Our vision is a revering, loving Hungary rich in faith and hope. To make this vision real we chose Gospel, as a musical genre. Gospel means good news. The organizers welcome everyone, who likes to sing and want to be a part of a world-wide adventure within our borders, or outside it. The most popular pop and classical music artists of Hungary also support the Joyful Gospel Choir with their participation.

To the choir you can register here: