Lifelong Catechesis

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June 25, 2024

Ordinary Time

For a large part of the liturgical year, we devote ourselves to listening to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects unfolded as we seek God's truth and understanding.

Saint of the Week

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Cyril, Monk, 825-869 & Methodius, Bishop, 826-884

Cyril and Methodius were brothers who were born in Greece. They wanted to live quiet lives in a monastery, but were sent as missionaries instead, to parts of Europe not yet converted to Christ. They were very clever in their work and are considered the fathers of Slavic literature. They translated spiritual works into the Slavonic language, and allowed the local people to pray and celebrate liturgy in their own languages. This made some church leaders angry and the brothers spent their lives defending themselves and their work.

These brothers recognized the needs of the people among whom they were working. Over a thousand years ago, Cyril and Methodius translated Scripture into their language and used the vernacular in their worship. Ministering to their people in this manner brought condemnation from others, but Cyril and Methodius persevered despite obstacles.