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St Cryil and Methodius

Today is the fest day of Ss Cryil and Methodius. Co-patrons of Europe and Apostles to the Slavs.

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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.

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All Saints’ Day

This Sunday is the solemnity of All Saints!

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“Today, by your gift we celebrate the festival of your city, the heavenly Jerusalem, our mother, where the great array of our brothers and sisters already gives you eternal praise. Towards her, we eagerly hasten as pilgrims advancing by faith, rejoicing in the glory bestowed upon those exulted members of the Church through whom you give us, in our frailty, both strength and good example. And so we glorify you with the multitude of Saints and Angles.”

(Preface of the Mass of All Saints)