ST CYRIL, MONK; AND ST METHODIUS, BISHOP; MEMORIAL: FEBRUARY 14
Cyril and Methodius were brothers, born in Salonika about 825 and educated at Constantinople. They translated the Bible, and liturgical texts, into the slavonic language. Cyril died in Rome on 14 February 869. Methodius was made a bishop and spent many years preaching the gospel in Hungary, despite resistance and hostility. He died in 885, in former
you brought the light of the gospel to the Slavic nations
through Saint Cyril and his brother Saint Methodius.
Open our hearts to understand your teaching
and help us to become one in faith and praise.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.