The Cyrillo-Methodian anniversary as a UNESCO world anniversary

29. 5. 2012

The Cyrillo-Methodian work has its important place also in the histories of other Slavonic nations and it has an impact on the creation of the unified Europe. The Cyrillo-Methodian tradition and its reception represent a religious, cultural and political prerequisite for the much needed discussions and reforms, which contemporary Europe should deal with seriously.

“The present day east and west can be seen in a far broader context. And as in the period of Moravia at that time, eyes are fixed on the whole Europe these days. Europe should be the bridge of reconciliation. Unfortunately, she is not yet aware of her identity and is still culturally non-homogenous. On the scene of the world new nations of Asia, Africa, South America come and ask, which values from the thousands years old European culture should remain a legacy for the new world. Unfortunately, we ourselves have not created any synthesis of these common values yet. Is not this the opportune time for us to contribute to this on this very day?” Tomáš Špidlík: Duchovní jednota nové Evropy (Spiritual Unity of the New Europe), Olomouc 2007, pp. 72 - 73.

The jubilee year was festively launched on 25th May 2012 in the Vatican by a festive concert of the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra and Hradišťan under the auspices and in presence of the Czech Prime Minister, Petr Nečas. The climax of the celebrations will take place during the Days of the People of Goodwill at Velehrad in 2013.

The Zlín region is a co-organizer of many events and it cooperates on the occasion of the celebrations of the 1150th anniversary of Saints Cyril and Methodius with many state and memory institutions on the organization of a project with a broad scope of activities on all levels. You will find a list of all important happenings on

The celebrations of the Cyrillo-Methodian jubilee want to commemorate historical roots of the nation, the beginning of education, culture, writing and language, continuation and development of religious, ethical and cultural values and, last but not least, they present Velehrad as a place of meetings and dialogue.


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Children have Taken the Way of the Two Brothers, Almost 3 Thousand Pictures have Arrived

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Invitation to Velehrad Film Seminar

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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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  • Senát PČRVláda ČR
    Poslanecká sněmovna PČRMinisterstvo kultury ČR
    Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy ČRMinisterstvo zahraničních věcí ČR
    Česká biskupská konferenceAkademie věd České republiky
    Zlínský krajVelvyslanectví ČR při Svatém stolci
  • Jihomoravský krajOlomoucký kraj
    Římskokatolická farnost VelehradObec Velehrad
    Město Uherské HradištěMěsto Staré Město
    Město HodonínPravoslavná církev v českých zemích a na Slovensku
    Centrála cestovního ruchu Východní MoravyPETARDA PRODUCTION, a.s.
  • Three Brothers s.r.o.Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
    Masarykova univerzitaUniverzita Karlova v Praze
    Slovácké muzeum v Uherském HradištiMoravské zemské muzeum v Brně
    Muzeum umění OlomoucCentrum Aletti
    Masarykovo muzeum v HodoníněCzechTourism