Celebrations of the 1150th Anniversary of the Arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius will Take Place also in Znojmo - specifically in its urban part called Hradiště

7. 3. 2013

In 2013, the Czech Republic and the whole Christian world will commemorate the 1150th anniversary of the arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia. Also Znojmo will join in the celebrations, specifically its urban part called Hradiště. So far, the program of the celebrations has been provisional. However, there are supposed to be a holy mass, a festive unveiling of a statue and, within the cultural program, visitors may look forward to e.g. a brass band, a theatrical performance and, at the end, the music group called Hradišťan.

The unveiling of the statue will be the highlight of the whole program. The statue of Saint Rostislav will be three meters tall, including the pedestal. It should stand on the left side, viewed from the access road from Znojmo to Hradiště. Its author is academic sculptor Josef Kadlčík. It will be cut from sandstone found in Hořice by academic sculptor Petr Horák. The total costs are estimated to be more than CZK 320,000. The city of Znojmo will contribute with the sum of CZK 75,000.

This event will be organized by the division for education, culture and preservation of monuments, Znojemská Beseda, Saint Hippolyte Foundation and the South Moravian Museum in Znojmo. In the budget of the city, there is a sum of CZK 100,000 ready for the event. The same amount has been asked for as a subsidy from the South Moravian Region.

The person responsible: Ing. Zuzana Pastrňáková
Source: www.znojmo.eu


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    (Blessed John Paul II, 22nd April 1990, Velehrad)

    They wanted to become part of those nations and to share their destiny in everything. Here, in this place, at Velehrad, in Moravia, we can feel the historical legacy of the kingdom in a peculiar way – we can feel even those who became its keepers and guardians.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • For us, people of the present age, their apostolate contains even the elocution of the ecumenical appeal, i.e. to build unity again, in a peaceful reconciliation, which later after their deaths was heavily damaged, and in the first place the unity between the East and the West.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • Their work is also a very important contribution to the growth of the common Christian roots of Europe, which by their firmness and viability create one of the main contact points, which must be respected by every serious attempt at reunification of our continent in a new and topical way.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

  • The story of both brothers, Cyril and Methodius, is a distinct example of unity.

    Saints Cyril and Methodius contributed, to a great extent, to the building of Europe, not only regarding its Christian religious community but also concerning its civil and cultural unity.

    (Blessed John Paul II)

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