Athansius Schaefer: Relics of St Cyril

St Cyril's relics are found at St. Clement's church not far from the Colosseum. He died at Rome in 869. St Cyril's working out of an alphabet, the one now called Glagolitic, for writing Slavonic enabled him and his brother St Methodius to translate the liturgy and much of the Bible, thus laying the foundation of Slavonic literature. The so-called Cyrillic alphabet is perhaps the work of their followers in Bulgaria, but Cyril may have invented both.


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