Proglas: Cyril and Methodius in the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

28. 5. 2013

"Bulgarian Codex Suprasliensis from the 10th Century in the Context of Byzantine-Slavic Mutual Relationships" is the name of an exhibition which is organized under the auspices of the President of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prof. Jiří Drahoš, at the seat of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague (the ICAVI information center) by the Bulgarian Embassy in Prague and the Center for Common Activities of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The part of this itinerant exhibition based in Prague (30th May – 28th June 2013), which is connected to the 1150th anniversary of the Great Moravian mission of Saints Cyril and Methodius and the Czech public could see it in the premises of the Slavic Fortified Settlement in Mikulčice in May already, will be opened by the Bulgarian vice-president, Margarita Popovova, on Wednesday 29th May at 5 p.m.

A unique exposition presents one of the oldest Old Slavic remembrances. Codex Suprasilensis was created in the 10th century in a religious center established by the disciples of Cyril and Methodius in the then capital of Bulgaria, Preslav, and it is written in the Glagolitic alphabet. These days, it is left in three parts – in Ljubljana, Petersburg and Warsaw – since 2007 it has been on the UNESCO Memory of the World List. You can find the digitalized form of the codex on the following website: The exhibition consisting of twenty panels was prepared by the Literary Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences for the State Cultural Institute at the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its preparation was financed by UNESCO.

Codex Suprasilensis contains 24 biographies of Christian saints and 23 homilies delivered by significant Byzantine literary persons, above all, by Saint Jan Zlatoústy. It is written on a piece of parchment and it has an exceptional graphic layout. It was discovered at the Suprasl Monastery (originally in the territory of Latvia, contemporary Poland) in 1823, and it was sent to a renowned Slovenian linguist, Bartholomaus Kopitar, so that he could study it. After his death, part of the remembrance was placed in the University library in Ljubljana. It has been kept there until now. Other 16 sheets were bought by a librarian of the Tsar Library in Petersburg in 1856 and since 1947 they have been in the depository of the Russian National Library in Petersburg. After the death of the founder, the remaining 151 sheets of the remembrance appeared in a collection of a Polish county family, the Zamojskys. This so-called Warsaw part disappeared during World War II and it was found in the USA in 1968 and returned to Poland. These days it can be found in the National Library in Warsaw.


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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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