April 4 - Byzantine Missions SS Cyril and Methodios

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History 205 Byzantium: Imperial Age April 4, 2007 Byzantine Missions: SS Cyril and Methodios Saint Cyril and Saint Methodios o Brothers from Thessaloniki (second most important city in the Empire) 9 th century – Byzantines try to reconquer and Christianize Bulgar areas 822 – first reference to a Slavic state north of the Danube o Called Moravia o Led by Mojmir o Moravia is a client state of the Frankish Empire When Mojmir dies, Rastislav ( 846-869) and Svatopluk ( 870-894) are the next emperors o Rastislav and Svatopluk expand the boundaries of the state o Moravia wants to break free Cyril dies, but first tells his brother to continue preaching to the Slavs and converting them o 869 – Pope offers to bury Cyril in St. Peters, but instead he is buried at St. Clements cathedral Pope makes Methodios an arch bishop o Methodios goes back to Moravia o Svatopluk had taken power Svatopluk is pro Frankish The Franks throw Methodios in jail 873 – Pope John forces Bavarian bishops and Frankish lords to let
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