Today is the fest day of Ss Cryil and Methodius. Co-patrons of Europe and Apostles to the Slavs.
These two brothers were born in Thessalonica in about the years 825-830. Both monks they were later to become bishops and spread the faith through slavic nations. They devised stable political rule and a civil code and. In order to lave the Word of God in the places they visited, they devised the Galgothic alphabet which was used to transcribe Old Church Slavonic. Their names were rendered Кѷриллъ и Меѳодїи and today we know the descent of this alphabet as Cyrillic, after Cryil. Let us pray today for peace in Slavic countries, including the Ukraine.