The Last Part of the Film about Cyril and Methodius Shot in Cyprus

21. 3. 2013

On Wednesday 20th March 2013, film makers began to shoot the last stage of the historical film project called "Cyril and Methodius – Apostles to the Slavs" in Cyprus. It is originating on the occasion of the 1150th anniversary of the arrival of the missionaries to Great Moravia.

Those parts of the film that deal with the wandering of Cyril to Samaria, and picking up Saint Clement's relics by Cyril and Methodius, emerged in the picturesque island in the Mediterranean Sea under the baton of director Petr Nikolaev and producer Viktor Krištof. The weather was nice and everything ran without any complications.

The so-called docudrama (an acted documentary series) will map the lives and work of both brothers and explain the beginnings of the spreading of Christianity in Moravia and in our lands. The Czech Television will broadcast the premiere of the acted four-part document in the month of June. The premiere of the feature film in cinemas is planned for fall of this year. Main protagonists will be played by Roman Zach (Methodius), Ondřej Novák (Cyril) and Josef Abrhám (Photios).


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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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