Cyril - Slavic enlightener originally from Byzantium
The famous Slavic enlightener, the authorthe church alphabet in the Old Slavonic language, the founder of the literary speech, the Monk Kirill (worldly name Constantine) was born in Macedonia. Together with his brother Mefody, he made an invaluable contribution to the development of the Slavic language. It is a person who had to become canonized after his death. Thanks to her, we have such an amazing, melodic and poetic speech, our language is incomparable in harmony with any other language in the world.
Vision and extraordinary mind
The Slavic enlightener comes from Byzantium. Constantine (Cyril) was born in 827 in modern Thessaloniki, and before the city of Solun. His father was a prominent man who held a high position in Soluni as an assistant military commander.
There are written references to the fact that the youngConstantine once had a vision. Sophia appeared to him with a luminous face. Parents of the guy looked at the visionary woman of the wise Sophia. They interpreted this event as a landmark event and were very pleased with him.
Young Constantine (Slavic enlightener, bornfrom Byzantium) was immediately sent to school. Here, the teachers were able to discover the extraordinary giftedness of the boy: his sharp mind, memory and extraordinary thinking. The most favorite pastime for Constantine was reading books.
Higher education Constantine received in Tsarygrad. In the role of his teachers there were such well-known personalities in science as Photius, Leo the Philosopher and others. The mind of the future creator of the alphabet was amazed by everyone and everyone. His mind can not be described in words.
Creation of the alphabet
The Slavic enlightener, the author of the first alphabet,Cyril began work on his brainchild on the orders of Emperor Michael. First of all Constantine depicted the same for the Greeks and Slavs sounds. He handed them over with Greek letters. Those sounds, which in the Greek language was not, he tried to convey in such a way that they did not differ from already ready-made letters. When Constantine replaced the signs, they could have a very awkward appearance.
The new alphabet consisted of 43 letters. Thanks to them it was possible to write down such words as, for example, boron, latitude, noise and others. These terms could not be represented by Greek letters, since in this language there are no letters for the transmission of the following sounds: s, w, w, c, y, b, h, w. For their representation in the Slavic language, there were letters.
Fight and death
Slavic peoples were in every way tried to banhave your own writing. But Cyril, a Slavic enlightener originally from Byzantium, waged an irreconcilable fight against this injustice. He courageously performed divine services in the Church Slavonic language. At that time, the West was dominated by the doctrine that the Latin peoples are the chosen god, and the Slavic nationality is barbarism. Cyril rejected all this.
The beginning of 869 brought Cyril (Slavic educator from Byzantium) a terrible disease, from which he died on February 14 of the same year. The wise man did not become at the age of 42 years.