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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Sts. Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Memorial (Feast in Europe)

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Saint. Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop
Co-Patrons of Europe
(Feast in Europe)

      St. Cyril and St. Methodius were brothers from Thessalonica (Greece).
      Cyril was born about 826 and died at Rome in 869.
      Methodius was born about 815. He was made a bishop and spent many years preaching the gospel in Hungary, despite resistance and hostility. He died in Velehrad (Czech Republic) in 885.
      With papal approval they preached the gospel in Moravia using their own translations of the Scriptures and the liturgy in the local language. These translations into Slavonic were based on an alphabet they invented, now called Cyrillic.
      Cyril and Methodius are honoured as apostles of the Slavic peoples.

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