|Author:||Ivayla (Authenticated as Ivayla)|
|Date:||August 6, 2004 at 12:50:51 PM|
|Reply to:||St. Cyril by Chris|
When I was little, I thought Cyril and Methodius were Bulgarian :).
Actually, St. Cyril and Methodius were Byzantine scholars who created the Slavic alphabet by orders of the Byzantine emperor, with the sole purpose of converting the pagan kingdom of Moravia to the Eastern Orthodox religion. Moravia was a Slavic kingdom on the borders of the Holy Roman Empire, and the Byzantine emperor was eager to convert them to the Eastern Orthodox branch of Christianity before Charlemagne converted them to Roman Catholicism. Btw, even if he were from Macedonia, at the time we are talking about, the geographic region of Macedonia was a part of the Byzantine empire, so St. Cyril was by all means a Byzantine subject.
Ivayla (who heroically resists to make a nationalistic comment about the Macedonian ethnicity)
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