St Cyril

(826—869) Greek missionary

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Greek missionary. The invention of the Cyrillic alphabet is ascribed to him. He and his brother St Methodius (c. 815–85) became known as the ‘Apostles to the Slavs’. Sent to Moravia, they taught in the vernacular, which they adopted also for the liturgy, and circulated a Slavonic version of the Scriptures.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

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