Bene est: Serve bone et fidelis, in exiguo fidelis fuisti, Super multa te constituam. Mat. 25. 23. *

Hoc divinô Salvatoris nostri dictô, mercedem non hypocritis verùm dignis promittente, Virum ad majora natum Experientiss[imum] M[edicinae] D[octorem] D[ominum] Franciscum P[ariz] Papai contra mordacia hominum ora justè coronat. Petrus Vásárhellyi, in perpetuum inchoatae nuper sed sincerè confirmandae amicitiae pignus, cuique ut Terra dignos ita Coelum aeternos utraque suô tempore dent uberrimè fructus, idem, Ejusdem orat.

Londini 1724 26 Augusti Stilo Vulg[ari]

Lucrum meum tum in Vita tum in Morte est Xtus. *

 * Mt 25:23: Vulgate: “euge serve bone et fidelis quia super pauca fuisti fidelis supra multa te constituam”.

 * The motto is an imitation of Phil 1:21: “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Vulgate: “mihi enim vivere Christus est et mori lucrum”.

“O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”


Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things. Mt 25:23. *

With this saying of our divine Saviour, with which He promised His grace not to the hypocrite, but to him who is worthy of it, now I deservedly crown, against all human malice, the experienced doctor of medicine Ferenc Pápai Páriz, born for great things:

Péter Vásárhelyi, in token of his always imperfect, but always sincere friendship, praying that might the earth grow him [to Pápai] worthy fruits and the heaven eternal ones, both in its due time.

In London, on August 26, 1724 by the common calendar.

Motto: “My gain is Christ, both in life and in death. *











p. 474. London, August 26, 1724

Kézdivásárhelyi, Péter
(?-1746), Transylvanian Reformed Archdeacon

Péter Kézdivásárhelyi (Vásárhelyi) was born in Transylvania; his brother was the pastor András Kézdivásárhelyi (?-1767). He began to learn in the upper classes in Nagyenyed (Aiud) in 1715, then he studied from 1724 in Utrecht, and from November of the same year in Frankfurt an der Oder. After returning home he became court pastor of Count József Teleki (1701-1729), then from 1729 pastor in Gyulafehérvár (Alba Iulia), and from 1730 in Szászváros (Orăştie), where in 1735 he became first pastor. He came into conflict with his assistant pastor and the community, thus in 1742 he was transferred to Székelyudvarhely (Odorheiu Secuiesc), where he was elected archdeacon. There he died on April 11, 1746. His works are: Dissertatio theologica de praestantia, necessitate atque utilitate studii prophetici. Francofurti ad Viadrum, 1726. – Halotti tanítás, mellyet … gróf széki Teleki József … eltemettetése alkalmatosságával … 1729. esztendőben … elmondott. s.l., 1732.

This note attests that at the end of August 1724 Péter Kézdivásárhelyi was in London, probably in relation to his studies in Utrecht.

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