we remember and give thanks for Cyril and Methodius, Missionaries to the
Slavs. Cyril (826-69) and Methodius (c. 815-85) were
brothers who came from a Greek family in Thessalonica. The younger brother took
the name "Cyril" when he became a monk in 868. After ordination,
Cyril became librarian at the
Collect of the Day:
Almighty and everlasting God, we thank you for your servants Cyril and Methodius, whom you called to preach the Gospel to the Slavic peoples. Raise up in this and every land evangelists and heralds of your kingdom, that your Church may proclaim the unsearchable riches of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.
(Treasury of Daily Prayer, 1296-1297)