HOMEPAGE

Découvrez la RT
 
Informations sur la RT
 
Personnalités de l’histoire

 

The 1,150th anniversary of the arrival of Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia

 
photo:  ()
 

Two outstanding scholars, Constantine (who later adopted the name Cyril) and Methodius, also known as "the brothers from Thessalonica" or the "apostles of the Slavs", arrived to the territory of Great Moravia from Constantinople at the request of Prince Rostislav of Great Moravia to spread Christianity.

 
They were graduates of Constantinople University and Constantine was ranked among the most educated people of the period. They spoke Slavonic and began using it in the liturgy instead of the usual Latin or Greek. They invented a Slavic alphabet based on Greek characters and translated the Holy Scriptures in the language later known as Old Church Slavonic.

Cyril and Methodius arrived to Great Moravia on 5 July 863. In their honour, the date has become a feast day in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The two brothers were honoured and canonized for their Christian mission by Pope John Paul II. They greatly influenced other Christian nations in Europe and were thus declared co-patrons of Europe in 1980 by Pope John Paul II. Furthermore, they are the main patron saints of Moravia.

This year, it is going to be 1,150 years since the arrival of Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia. This anniversary is an important international event. On this occasion, various projects are running throughout the year 2013 – exhibitions, conferences, lectures, seminars, concerts, religious services, educational and interactive programmes for children and youth, etc. The main aim of these projects is to establish a general awareness of Cyril and Methodius and the contributions of their mission in the sphere of culture, religion, letters, education and the like.

The nationwide celebrations of Cyril and Methodius begin in Mikulčice in the South Moravian Region on 25 May within the "Meeting of Cultures" and will be ended at Velehrad in the Zlín Region on 5 July within the "Days of the People of Goodwill". Furthermore, in May and June, there will be, for example, two international conferences in Prague and at Velehrad, whose aim is to present the life of Saints Cyril and Methodius and their contribution for the society of today. The Moravian Museum has prepared an exhibition entitled "Cyril and Methodius / Period, Lives, Work", which takes place from March to 29 September 2013 in Brno. Another exhibition, "Between the East and the West – Saints Cyril and Methodius in the Culture of Czech Lands", is available in Olomouc from April to August 2013, while Zlín is the venue of an exhibition called "Velehrad of Cyril and Methodius", which is open from 9 May to 8 September 2013. More detailed information about the Cyrillo-Methodius celebrations in other venues is available here.
 
 
Auteur: Ivana Jenerálová
 
Source: http://velehrad.eu
 
Ajoutée: 28.05.2013
 
 
 

Sur un sujet pareil

 
Personnalités de l’histoire
 
 

Emil Zátopek

Maints athlètes tchèques sont connus dans le monde entier, surtout grâce à leurs succès...

 
 
Personnalités de l’histoire
 
 

Tomáš Baťa

Parmi les grands industriels mondiaux des premières décennies du XXe siècle, il ne faut pas oublier Tomáš...

 
 
Personnalités de l’histoire
 
 

Saint Wenceslas

(probably 907 – probably 935)

 
 
Personnalités de l’histoire
 
 

Explorateurs tchèques – 2e partie

Chaque nation a ses grandes personnalités, dont les noms évoquent immédiatement des aventures, des pays...

 
Favoris

Histoire de l'art tchèque

Que s'est-il passé dans les arts au tout début de l'histoire tchèque ? Aujourd…

Conditions climatiques

La République tchèque est un Etat continental, situé dans les latitudes…

Les plus importantes découvertes actuelles

Au cours des dix dernières années, la recherche tchèque a fait des découvertes…

Le tchèque

Le tchèque fait partie du groupe des langues slaves de l'ouest. La langue…