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After Rome refused to send missionaries, the king of Moravia turned to the Byzantine emperor Michael, who asked these two brothers to lead a mission to teach the people the Christian faith in their native language. Cyril transliterated the sounds he heard, Methodius completed a Slavonic Bible translation, and Cyril’s followers developed the alphabet known as “cyrillic.” (Bulgarian; iconographer unknown) The brothers Cyril and Methodius were asked by the king of Moravia to teach his people the Christian faith in their native language. Cyril transliterated the sounds he heard, Methodius completed a Slavonic Bible translation, and Cyril’s followers developed the alphabet known as “cyrillic.” Old Church Slavonic is now a literary language rather than the spoken vernacular. (iconographer unknown)

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