The Holy Apostles Cyril and Methodius first created the first Slavic alphabet, and only later distributed their offspring in Europe …
Today there are manuscripts that date back to the 12th century and in which even then Cyril and Methodius were venerated on May 11th.
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church – attributed Cyril and Methodius to the saints.
Methodius was born in 810, and his brother Constantine was born in 827 and later took the name Cyril.
In 862-863 they began to work on the first Slavic alphabet, which laid the foundation, including the Old Bulgarian and Old Russian literary language.
After the creation of the alphabet, the brothers translated several main church books from Greek into Slavonic.
Their work was recognized by the Vatican under Pope Adrian II.
While in Rome, Cyril fell ill and died on February 14, 869. He was buried in the Basilica of St. Clement.”
Methodius continued his preaching and educational activities until his death on April 6, 885.
Already after the death of Cyril and Methodius, their students continued their educational work – Naum, Clement, Sava, Horast and Angelary. Well, to this day we all use the Slavic alphabet, which is called Cyrillic.
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