Children, Set out on The Way of the Two Brothers

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In 2013, we will commemorate an important event. It is the 1150th anniversary of the arrival of the missionaries, Cyril and Methodius, to Great Moravia. On this occasion, a number of events take place and this anniversary will get reflected also in the art contest 'The Way of the Two Brothers'. On the initiative of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, in the anniversary year 2013 the contest is broadened by the participation of primary school pupils from Greece, Slovakia, Poland and Bulgaria.

Czech children can apply in four categories - the first, second and third grades of primary schools, the 4th and 5th grades of primary schools, kindergartens and music schools. For children from abroad only one category is announced - primary schools. The submitted works will be evaluated by an expert jury with Adolf Born, the artist, in the lead. Winning pictures will be displayed in the premises of Stojan's grammar school at Velehrad, where an exhibition opening will take place in the presence of esteemed guests on 4th July 2013. The contest is inspired by the adventurous journey of the brothers, Cyril and Methodius, which indelibly entered into the culture of our nation. However, it can also inspire our present life and thus remind us of the riches of our ancestors which we keep preserving.

There are no limits to fantasy but the artifacts have to have the A3 format and address the basic theme of the respective category. That relates to the lives of the Slavonic missionaries, Cyril and Methodius. Children aged 3 to 11 can send their works of art by 31st May 2013 to the address of Stojan's grammar school at Velehrad. The envelope has to be marked with an incription CESTOU DVOU BRATŘÍ (The Way of the Two Brothers). You will be able to find a list of themes, rules and further information about the contest at the website soon.

Further information:
Kristina Vavríková
Phone: 724 02 99 02


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  • Here are our roots.

    (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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