Deep and nationwide is the honor of the Bulgarian people to the remarkable work of St. Cyril and Methodius. May 24 – the day of the Bulgarian and Slavic alphabet and culture is celebrated by all Bulgarians across the world.
2015 marks 1160 years from the creation of the first alphabet of the Bulgarian language by the Saint Brothers Cyril and Methodius. In 855 AD after the creation of the alphabet, the first sacred Christian books have been translated into Bulgarian language.
1160 years from the consecration of the Bulgarian liturgical books, written in Bulgarian letters, with which happened the canonization of the Bulgarian language as holy and equal to the three sacred languages – Latin, Greek and Hebrew. The Bulgarian alphabet, scripts and language were canonized as sacred for the Christian world – this is a historical precedent, which has changed the European world.
1160 years from the beginning of the Bregalnishka mission of the two brothers among the Bulgarian population in Bulgarian language, which began with a sanctification ceremony.
2015 also marks 1200 years from the birth of St. Methodius, born in 815, and 1130 from his decease in 885.
We also commemorate 1130 years from the welcoming of the students of Sts. Cyril and Methodius and the beginning of their great enlightening work.
These significant events are reason for a new look at the past and the present. Time goes by, but the remarkable deeds of the Saint Brothers is the torch, that lights our way and leads us through the centuries.
In the complex historical fate of the Bulgarians, the fruits of Sts. Cyril and Methodius do not die, they preserve the Bulgarian people. Because the language, writing and faith are in the foundations of the identity of our nation. The fact is that even in the hardest times the Bulgarians not only do not lose their language, but do not lose their spirituality, faith, literature, traditions.
Because of the work of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Bulgaria raises as a state of the spirit to disperse light throughout the Slavic world.