19. 7. 2012

Date: Friday 14th June 2013, beginning at 10 p.m.
Place: National cultural monument – Uherské Hradiště archaeological locality – Sady (the upland of Sadská výšina)

Event organizer: Museum of Moravian Slovakia in Uherské Hradište and the city of Uherské Hradiště in cooperation with the Culture Club in Uherské Hradiště
Partner of the event: Zlín region
Author of the program: Mgr. Miroslav Vaškových, Ph.D.
Program production: PhDr. Ivo Frolec
Moderator: Mgr. David Pavlíček

In expert literature, the upland of Sadská výšina - the archaeological locality in Uherské Hradište - is connected to the place where archbishop Methodius worked, instructed his disciples, and also to the place where he was buried. Within the Cyrillo-Methodian celebrations in 2013, a unique cultural event will take place, for the first time right in that locality with its specific atmosphere. It will be a festive composed evening program for the broad public, composed of a multimedia animated large-screen projection, a concert of dulcimer music Hradišťan, a performance of members of an association called "Velkomoravané" (Great Moravian People) and a presentation of the locality by archaeologists Mgr. Miroslav Vaškových, Ph.D, doc. PhDr. Luďek Galuška and Mgr. Tomáš Chrástek. The multimedia projection will be created with the use of modern computer technology with visual animated effects.

The event will take place irrespective of weather conditions. In case of rain it is necessary to take adequate clothing.


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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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