1150th Anniversary of the Moravian Mission
of Saints Cyril and Methodius
“First this is the creation of Slavonic literature and church. Second there is something scientists call today the Third Road. This is a way to maneuver between Constantinople and Rome. But let’s focus on the alphabet. At that time Europe had the Greek and Latin letters and Cyril and Methodius wanted to create something new, which is totally different from both alphabets and would provide Slavs with Christian identity. The symbols they created give the impression of sacred letters which is something unique and Rome and some Constantinople leaders did not approve of this and viewed it as heresy. Actually Cyril agreed to take part in the Great Moravia mission only if he was not to be accused of heresy after that. This man knew perfectly well what could happen if he created a new alphabet.” (Prof. Heinz Miklas from the Slavic Studies Department of the Vienna University)
“The missionary role of the Byzantine Empire shifted towards Bulgaria which became the biggest missionary in the eastern Slavic world. In Bulgarian apocryphal texts from the time it can be read that Bulgarians were “God-chosen people,” and keeping in mind the historical role Bulgaria played I can agree with the author of the text.” (Prof. Igor Kaliganov of the Slavonic Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences)
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