05 July 2010

It's St. Cyril and Methodius Day in Slovakia and the Czech Republic

July 5 is a national holiday in both Slovakia and the Czech Republic honoring Sts. Cyril and Methodius, the "Apostles to the Slavs."

They are linked, at least through legend, to the spread of Christianity among our Carpatho-Rusyn ancestors.

Here's a reprint of a Byzantine Catholic tract on the saints and their influence on the Rusyns.

This article comes from the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church.

And here's a piece from a Slovak Roman Catholic parish in Canada.

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