Arriving at the location in the charity service’s green jacket, Novák engaged with the organization’s staff discussing their Advent programmes during the packaging process. After preparing the gifts, the President continued to the homeless shelter in the charity service’s minibus.
Protestantism has been inextricably intertwined with Hungarian national consciousness and thirst for freedom. The Hungarian Protestant Bible translators made the Scripture accessible to Hungarians in their mother tongue, and also contributed to the development and preservation of the language. Practising Protestantism was also in defiance of the Catholic Habsburgs and Austria: Protestants were willing to suffer martyrdom rather than renounce their faith, as the fate of the Hungarian Protestant galley slaves demonstrates.