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Saints Cyril and Methodius

"Saints Cyril and Methodius holding the Cyrillic alphabet," a mural by Bulgarian icon-painter Z. Zograf, 1848, Troyan Monastery
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NameSaints Cyril and Methodius
TitlesBishops and Confessors; Equals to the Apostles; Patrons of Europe; Apostles to the Slavs
Birth date826 or 827 and 815
Birth placeThessaloniki, Byzantine Empire (present-day Greece)
Death date14 February 869(age 869) and 6 April 885(age 885)
Venerated inOrthodox Church
Roman Catholic Church
Anglican Communion
Lutheran Church
Feast11 and 24 May (Orthodox Church)
14 February (present Roman Catholic calendar); 5 July (Roman Catholic calendar 1880 1886); 7 July (Roman Catholic calendar 1887 1969)
5 July (Roman Catholic Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Attributesbrothers depicted together; Eastern bishops holding up a church; Eastern bishops holding an icon of the Last Judgment Often, Cyril is depicted wearing a monastic habit and Methodius vested as a bishop with omophorion.
PatronageEcumenism for unity of the Orthodox with the Roman Catholic Church in its type before 1054
Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Europe

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Saints Cyril and Methodius ( , Old Church Slavonic: ) were two Byzantine Greek brothers born in Thessaloniki in the 9th century. They became missionaries of Christianity among the Slavic peoples of Bulgaria, Great Moravia and Pannonia. Through their work they influenced the cultural development of all Slavs, for which they received the title "Apostles to the Slavs". They are credited with devising the Glagolitic alphabet, the first alphabet used to transcribe Old Church Slavonic. After their deaths, their pupils continued their missionary work among other Slavs. Both brothers are venerated in the Orthodox Church as saints with the title of "equal-to-apostles". In 1880, Pope Leo XIII introduced their feast into the calendar of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1980, Pope John Paul II declared them co-patron saints of Europe, together with Benedict of Nursia.

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Public, parochial schools offer choices for parents & students - Tweet this news members of the Basilian Fathers and the Sisters of -Saints Cyril and Methodius- joined with lay staff to administer and supervise the life of Andrean when the school was opened in 1959. Rev. Paul Quanz CSB is the principal. ... - Date : Wed, 19 Oct 2011 05:12:32 GMT
Byzantine priest to discuss Eastern Catholic Churches on Divine Mercy Radio - TCPalm Tweet this news
TCPalm--Fr. Michael Sopoliga, pastor of the -SS Cyril- & -Methodius- Byzantine Catholic Church (1002 Bahama Ave, Fort Pierce), will be the special guest in the WDMC radio studio on Nov. 3 from 3 to 5 pm, sharing his insights about the Eastern Cath - Date : Mon, 24 Oct 2011 10:44:43 GMT
OFFERINGS: First Church of God to honor pastor Friday - Toledo Blade Tweet this news
Toledo Blade--The Third Annual -Ss-. -Cyril and Methodius- Lecture on Growth and Evangelism will be at 6:30 pm Monday at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 738 Glenwood Rd., Rossford. The Rev. Ted Bobosh of St. Paul Orthodox Church in Dayton will speak on the - Date : Sat, 07 May 2011 04:43:59 GMT+00:00
Memory of killed Bulgarian soldiers commemorated abroad, too (ROUNDUP) - Focus News Tweet this news
Focus News--He brought a special present for the new church - an icon of -Saints Cyril and Methodius-. The church in the northeastern town of Tervel will be a spiritual center for Christians, National Museum of History Director Bozhidar Dimitrov told FOCU - Date : Fri, 06 May 2011 15:19:23 GMT+00:00
SS Cyril & Methodius School hosts expo tonight - Suburban Life Publications Tweet this news
Suburban Life Publications--The school, 607 Sobieski -St-., will be open from 6:30 to 8 pm for parents to come out and view some project deomonstrations by students. The students will show science fair projects, hands-on science ... - Date : Fri, 25 Mar 2011 00:04:55 GMT+00:00
Duane Sarbaum - Marshall Independent Tweet this news
Marshall Independent--TAUNTON - Services for Duane Sarbaum, 86, of Taunton will be at 11 am today at -St-. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 am at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. Burial will be at -Ss-. -Cyril- - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 05:04:39 GMT+00:00
School closings, delays continue - TribLocal Tweet this news
TribLocal--Archangels Academy, St. Alexander, St. Alphonsus/Patrick, -SS-. -Cyril and Methodius-, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin and St. Michael school will remain closed Feb. ... - Date : Thu, 03 Feb 2011 01:51:51 GMT+00:00
More than 100 kids pack gym for private school chess tourney - TribLocal Tweet this news
TribLocal--A student from Cardinal Joseph Bernardine School (left) and -SS-. -Cyril and Methodius- consider ... - Date : Mon, 31 Jan 2011 18:14:26 GMT+00:00
Melvin J. Klancer - Sheboygan Press Tweet this news
Sheboygan Press--Melvin was a lifelong member of -Ss Cyril and Methodius- Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 722, VFW, and the Sloga Lodge ... - Date : Tue, 08 Feb 2011 10:05:17 GMT+00:00
Rev. Retar installed as pastor at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish - The Morning Journal Tweet this news
The Morning Journal--When -Ss-. -Cyril- & -Methodius- parish closed, “we were very sad,” said Bernice Gorenshek, a member for almost 60 years. “Now we are really, really happy here,” ... - Date : Sun, 09 Jan 2011 06:59:44 GMT+00:00

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