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Wishing you a very blessed Easter!

Áldásos húsvéti ünnepeket kivánunk!

 

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Apáczai Csere János and Házsongárd Cemetery

Bust of Apáczai Csere János in Győr
Apáczai Csere János and Házsongárd Cemetery

Following the Reformation, Protestantism made great inroads in Transylvania.  Its emphasis on presenting theology and the Scriptures in the vernacular was a strong drawing card.  At the same time, education and learning flowered under the rule of the Protestant Princes of Transylvania.  Many young men who enthusiastically embraced the new teachings went to study at the great Protestant centers of Holland and Switzerland, often with financial assistance by those same Churches and Princes.  

One such enthusiastic young man was Apáczai Csere János (1625-1659), who introduced western educational principles and was the first to compile a Hungarian encyclopedia.

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Erika Papp Faber

Tavasz a házsongárdi temetőben
Tavasz a házsongárdi temetőben
This poem was written in memory of Aletta van der Maet,  wife of Apáczai Csere János, buried in Házsongárd Cemetery, Kolozsvár. See the full story...
Áprily Lajos