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In the footsteps of Cyril and Methodius

In the footsteps of Cyril and Methodius

One of the factors that places Thessaloniki among the greatest cities as far as Christianity is concerned, is the work of two of its children, Cyril and Methodius. Through their spiritual campaign they conveyed the pure Christian truth to Slavs, while by creating the Slavic Alphabet they provided them with a written language to use, not only in theology but also in literature, education, science, thus contributing to the creation of the Slavic civilization. 

Early Life of Cyril and Methodius

Cyril and Methodius were born in Thessaloniki as sons of a prominent Christian family with seven children. Their father Leo was a droungarios of the Byzantine theme of Thessaloniki. Cyril,…
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Missionary work Christianization of the Slavs

In 862 the ruler of Great Morabia, Rastislav sent envoys to Constantinople asking the Byzantine Emperor Michael III, for teachers to preach the Christian dogma in Slavic. Rastislav was seeking…
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Temples of Cyril and Methodius in Thessaloniki

Temple of Cyril and Methodius Address: 2, Str. Kallidopoulou Street, Thessaloniki   Temple of Cyril and Methodius in Nea Politeia, Evosmos Address: Junction of Olympiados & 3hs Septembriou Streets, Evosmos…
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Monuments/Sculptures

Monumental Column “Book-Temple” It has the shape of an open book, whose pages form the images of Saints Cyril and Methodius. The gate at the bottom symbolizes the gate of…
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