Map of Trtansylvania and Romania
 

Marosvásárhely is located in the part of Transylvania that is currently part of Romania. Transylvania was part of the Hungarian nation for much of its history. Many people, including the Unitarians, speak the Hungarian language and continue to cherish Hungarian cultural tradition. A difficult series of wars and treaties has subjected the Hungarian-speaking people of Transylvania to extreme challenges over many years. The city of Marosvásárhely now goes under the Romanian name of Targu Mures.

Marosvásárhely is a beautiful city with many superb cultural treasures. Among them are the City Hall and Culture Palace, pictured here:


 

The traditional emblem found in all Transylvanian Unitarian churches is a dove on a mountain top encircled by a serpent, with a crown on top. The symbolic meaning comes from the bible: in Matthew 10:16, Jesus says to his disciples: "Behold I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore wise as serpents and harmless as doves."

  

The older Unitarian church in Marosvásárhely was built during 1929 and 1930. Visitors from the FUSS Partner Church Committee attended a service in this church in 2003, with a sermon given by Rev. Russ Savage.

The FUSS visitors received a warm welcome to Marosvásárhely  in 2003.