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  Saint Methodius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Saint Methodius (Greek: Άγιος Μεθόδιος) was a Byzantine bishop of Great Moravia ("Moravia") (born Thessaloniki, Byzantine Empire (today Greece), 826; he died in the (unknown) capital of Great Moravia, April 6, 885).
Saint Methodius was the main translator of the Bible into Old Church Slavonic (see also Slavic languages) using the Glagolitic alphabet created by his brother and collaborator Saint Cyril.
Methodius seems to have disregarded, wholly or in part, the prohibition of the Slavonic liturgy; and when Frankish clerics again found their way into the country, and the archbishop's strictness had displeased the licentious Svatopluk, this was made a cause of complaint against him at Rome, coupled with charges regarding the Filioque.
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 May 11: Orthodox saints
Saint Methodius was at first in the military profession and was governor in one of the Slavic principalities dependent to the Byzantine empire -- probably Bulgaria, which made it possible for him to learn the Slavic language.
Saint Methodius entreated the pope of Rome to send the body of his brother for burial in their native land, but the pope commanded the relics of Saint Cyril to be placed in the church of Saint Clement, where miracles began to occur from them.
Saint Methodius was summoned to Rome, but he justified himself before the pope, and preserved in its purity the Orthodox teaching, and was sent off again to the capital of Moravia, Velehrad.
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 Istria on the Internet - Linguistics - Glagolitic - Saints Cyril & Methodius
Cyril and Methodius were brothers, born into a senatorial family, who both rose to high positions in the world--Methodius became governor of a colony in the Slav province of Opsikion; Cyril, a leading philosopher at the University of Constantinople.
Methodius was subjected to serious vexations, especially from his suffragan Bishop Wiching of Nitra, who was so unscrupulous as to forge a papal letter in his own favor.
Methodius is regarded as a pioneer in the use of the vernacular in the liturgy and as a patron of ecumenism (Attwater, Benedictines, Bentley, Delaney, Farmer, Schamoni, Walsh, White).
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 Saints of June 14
The monk Saint Joseph of the Studium was a prolific hymn-writer.
Saint Methodius was said to have been a prolific writer, especially of hymns, though few of his writings still exist.
Richard was a friend of Saint Odilo of Cluny and emperor Saint Henry, who is said to have asked Richard to confer the monastic habit on him (Benedictines).
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 Lives of the Saints, July 7, Saints Cyril and Methodius, Pantænus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Saint Cyril was sent to Constantinople to study, where he became known as the Philosopher; but it was the Holy Church that he desired to serve, and he was ordained a priest.
When Saint Methodius, an excellent artist, was delegated to paint in the palace for the king, as he requested, a scene which could frighten the beholders, he chose for subject the Last Judgment.
Saint Methodius also baptized the king of the Bohemians, and again many of the king’s subjects followed his example.
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 St. Cyril and St. Methodius
The Catholic Saints, Methodius and Cyril, were brothers who devoted their lives to introducing the Christianity religion into foreign countries and to furthering the written and spoken Word through their intellectual gifts in the 800s.
Methodius, the eldest brother, was born in 826 and Cyril in 827.
Saint Methodius is commemorated on the sixth day of April, Saint Cyril on fourteenth day of February, and both on the eleventh day of May. These are celebrated Feasts Days in the Catholic Church.
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 Patron Saints Index: Saint Methodius of Constantinople
Soon after finishing construction, Methodius was summoned by the Patriarch of Constantinople to help govern the diocese.
Methodius and the Patriarch of Constantinople worked against the iconoclasts, and together suffered nearly as much abuse as the images.
Methodius traveled to Rome to seek the Pope's help; during his absence, he was exiled.
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 St. Cyril and St. Methodius-European Saint Patron
In 863 he and his brother Methodius were sent by the Byzantine emperor Michael III to convert the Western Slavs to Christianity and arrange that the divine service in Greater Moravia is performed in their native tongue.
His brother Methodius (815-885) was Father Superior of the monastery of Polychron in Vitinia, Asia Minor, where, when the Slavonic script was conceived by Cyril, the two brothers made the first translations of the major liturgical books from Greek into Slavonic.
Together with his brother Methodius and his disciples he was the man who made the first translations into the new written language, elevating it to the sacral level of Jewish, Latin and Greek.
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 Slavorum Apostoli - John Paul II - Encyclical Epistle - June 2, 1985
Saint Methodius remained faithful to the words which Cyril had said to him on his deathbed: "Behold, my brother, we have shared the same destiny, ploughing the same furrow; I now fall in the field at the end of my day.
However, Methodius' apostolic activity was cut short as the result of political and religious complications which culminated in his imprisonment for two years, on the charge of having invaded the episcopal jurisdiction of another.
Cyril and Methodius, in their personality and their work, are figures that awaken in all Christians a great "longing for union" and for unity between the two sister Churches of East and West.(44) For full catholicity, every nation, every culture has its own part to play in the universal plan of salvation.
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 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of February 14
Saint Abraham was a hermit in Syria, who succeeded in converting a village on Mount Libanus in Lebanon by borrowing money to pay its taxes (and who said goodness doesn't pay!) and, thus, keeping its citizens out of prison.
Saint Maro was a hermit on a mountain in Syria near the Orontes River, where he had a little hut covered with sheep skins to shelter him from the weather, but lived in a spirit of mortification in the open air most of the time.
He was the companion of Saint Dominic on several of the founder's journeys to Italy, and warmed his heart at the very source of the new fire which was to mean resurrection to so many souls.
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 Saints Cyril and Methodius
Cyril (born Constantine) and Methodius were born in Macedonia in the town of Salonica.
Saint Cyril and Methodius happened to be in that country and through their preaching furthered the affirmation of Christianity therein.
Saint Methodius fulfilled his brother's wish: returning to Moravia with the rank of archbishop, he toiled there for 15 years.
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 June 14 Saints of the Day
Methodius remained there for seven years and looked like a skeleton when he was released.
Finally, Methodius was vindicated when the emperor died in 842 and his widow, Theodora, who ruled as regent for their infant son, Michael III, repealed all decrees against images and recalled all exiled priests.
Methodius died of dropsy in 847 at Constantinople on June 14, the day on which we celebrate his feast.
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 Equal to Apostles
The saint brothers discovered holy relics of St Clement, the Pope of Rome (the 3d bishop of Rome who was exiled to work in the quarries of Incerman (at the north of the Black sea) and was drawned in the sea 100 AC).
Methodius was released in the end of 873 or in the beginning of 874.
Methodius died in Velegrad on the sixth of April in 885 after he had appointed his successor Gorazd Moravian who was highly respected by people.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Methodius of Olympus
According to him, Methodius was Bishop of Olympus in Lycia and afterwards Bishop of Tyre.
Eccl., VIII, xiii), Tyrannio was Bishop of Tyre during the Diocletian persecution and died a martyr; after the persecution Paulinus was elected bishop of the city.
Methodius had a very comprehensive philosophical education, and was an important theologian as well as a prolific and polished author.
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 Saint Michael Center - Saints
Saint Apollonia is the patroness of Catholic dentists.
Saint Susanna was martyred in 295, and one year later, in 296, her father, Saint Gabinus, shed his blood for the Faith for which his daughter had died.
Saint Peter occupied his Chair at Rome for twenty-five years, from the year 42 to the year 67, when he was crucified for the Faith.
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 Covenant Coffeehouse - View topic - Today's Holy Heroes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Saint Eucherius, born in Orleans France, was influenced by the letters of Saint Paul to abandon the world in 714, and he retired to the Abbey of Jumiege.
Saint Joseph acted as the foster father of Jesus and spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Saint John de le Salle is the founder of the Institute of the Brothers of Christian Schools.
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 Today's Saint
Methodius was born in Syracuse, Sicily and was educated there.
Both Methodius and Nicephorus boldly stood up against the iconoclasts, defending the attempt of Christian artists to inspire the faithful by means of beautiful icons.
Saint Methodius, who died of dropsy in 847, was said to have been a prolific writer, especially of hymns, but we possess only fragments of his many works, including a complete Life of St. Theophanes.
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 Sts. Cyril and Methodius - Saint of the Day - American Catholic
The Frankish clergy, still smarting, continued their accusations, and Methodius had to go to Rome to defend himself against charges of heresy and uphold his use of the Slavonic liturgy.
For Cyril and Methodius much of their daily cross had to do with the language of the liturgy.
They are not saints because they got the liturgy into Slavonic, but because they did so with the courage and humility of Christ.
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 Painting by Alfons Mucha Graces Pisek, North Dakota, Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The history of the picture of Saints Cyril and Methodius by the now famous artist, Alfons Mucha, is closely connected with the history of the Czechoslovakian settlements in North Dakota around 1880, especially of the Pisek community in Walsh County.
Under Saint Methodius, in the lower right corner, is a picture of the present time Velehrad, where he is believed to be buried, and the fortress of Buchlov, which is still standing today, but in ruins.
Saint Methodius became the first bishop of Great Moravia and of Pannonia, which comprised Central Europe at the second half of the 9th century.
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 Saints Cyril and Methodius, Equal to the Apostles
Saints Cyril and Methodius, Equal to the Apostles
Toward such a difficult undertaking, Saint Cyril prepared himself using the example set by the Apostles, by prayer and fasting for forty days.
Saint Methodius fulfilled ed his brother's wish: returning to Moravia with the rank of archbishop, he toiled there for 15 years.
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 Saint Methodius I --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
As a monk, Methodius embraced the position of the Iconodules, who supported the veneration of images, as opposed to the Iconoclasts, who denounced the veneration of images.
The word saint has undergone a significant change in meaning during the approximately 2,000 years of Christianity.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, more commonly known as the Mormons, was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830 (see Smith, Joseph).
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 Slavorum apostoli - Ioannes Paulus PP. II - Encyclical Letter (1985.06.02)
In this way, thanks to the ecclesiastical organization created by Saint Methodius and thanks to their awareness of their own Christian identity, the Slavs took their destined place in the Church which had now arisen also in that part of Europe.
Cyril and Methodius, in their personality and their work, are figures that awaken in all Christians a great "longing for union" and for unity between the two sister Churches of East and West.
In his Cathedral, filled with the faithful of different races, the disciples of Saint Methodius paid solemn homage to their dead pastor for the message of salvation, peace and reconciliation which he had brought and to which he had devoted his life: "They celebrated a sacred office in Latin, Greek and Slavonic",
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 February 14 Saints of the Day
The jailer and his entire household, like that of Saint Cornelius, were baptized.
With several other Christians Saint Valentine was tortured and martyred in the year 269.
The creation of the feast may have been an attempt to supersede the pagan holiday of Lupercalia celebrated on February 15.
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 St. Cyril and St. Methodius - European Saint Patron
Cyril and St. Methodius - European Saint Patron
The Bulgarian Alphabet was created in IX century by two Bulgarian monks, brothers Cyril and Methodius to promote the Bible in Bulgarian Language.
The Conspiracy between Cyril, Methodius and Tsar Boris I
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 Catholic Saints
Saint Mark of Križevci [St. Marcus Stephanus Crisinus, Sv.
Saint Mary Frances of the 5 wounds of Jesus
Saints Clement of Alexandria and Maximus the Confessor
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As for Saint Methodius, he was born to wealthy parents in Syracuse of Sicily about the end of the eighth century.
Since this was not enough for the Emperor's inhumanity, he commanded that two thieves be shut up with Methodius, and when one of them died, that the corpse not be removed.
Together with the holy Empress, Methodius restored the holy icons to their proper honor; this is commemorated on the Sunday of Orthodoxy.
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 Saint Cyril & Methodius Church at ForMinistry.com - Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Saint Cyril & Methodius Church at ForMinistry.com - Introduction
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 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Methodius, Saint @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Methodius, Saint @ HighBeam Research
METHODIUS, SAINT [Methodius, Saint] see Cyril and Methodius, Saints.
Our archive contains millions of documents from thousands of sources and goes back over 23 years.
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 Catholic Community NET - Directory - Saint Methodius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Methodius was born in Salonika and was educated at Constantinople.
With his brother Cyril he went to Moravia to preach the faith.
Methodius was made a bishop and went to Pannonia (Hungary) where he laboured ceaselessly in preaching the gospel, while enduring many hardships as a result of jealousy, though he had the support of the Holy See.
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