May Events Organized within the Festival of Spirit and Script - Bulgaria in Moravia in Vsetín will Culminate in a Social Evening titled "Word and Song"

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The composed evening "Word and Song" will take place in the small auditorium of the House of Culture in Vsetín on Thursday 30th May at 7 p.m. It will be a social gathering with an aim to present Bulgarian culture, music, literary activities and also Bulgarian culinary art. Music accompaniment for this evening will be be taken care of by a group called Džezvica from Prague which sings Bulgarian and Balkanian songs. There is also a tourist reportage about Bulgarian mountains on the program. We will also view a short movie devoted to the footsteps of Cyril and Methodius in Bulgaria and Moravia and something from the TV series called "Šumné stopy", devoted to traces which Czech architects left in Bulgaria. In cooperation with the Masaryk Public Library in Vsetín a small exhibition of books written by Bulgarian authors translated to the Czech will be prepared as well as an exhibition of Czech books on the theme of Saints Cyril and Methodius. There will also be something to eat. A whole range of original Bulgarian vines are awaiting you as well as refreshments in the form of tracebulgarian pastry. Moreover, in the week beginning with 28th May, Days of Bulgarian Cuisine will be held in the restaurant of the House of Culture. The evening called "Word and Song" will be attended also by a delegation from Bulgaria led by the directress of the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Prague, Mrs. Galina Todorova. Organizers will make use of her presence also during the opening of the exhibition of icons, which the Vsetín House of Culture will open in the gallery called The Old Townhall on that same day at 4 p.m.

Celebrations of the 1150th anniversary of the arrival of Cyril and Methodius to Moravia will continue in Vsetín on 18th June by an ecumenical holy mass in front of the Vsetín palace and a concert of Hradišťan in the House of Culture.

Milan Kostelník
House of Culture in Vsetín


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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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