Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cyril & Methodius and Church Slavonic

"Ukraine through the Centuries", August 8, 1953.

"This language (Church Slavonic) was foreign to the population of Ukraine. It was spread by the saints Cyril and Methodius, two Greek brothers from Salonica, who composed a Slavonic alphabet and translated the liturgies and Scriptures into Slavonic. The language used by them was based on a Bulgarian dialect of South Macedonia."

Conclusion (Analysis of the document):

- According to this article from 1953, Cyril and Methodius were Greeks from Salonica and Church Slavonic language was based on a Bulgarian dialect of South Macedonia.

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