"Portrait of Dmitri Nowakowski"
24x18 in, oil on panel
Saints Cyril and Methodius were Byzantine Greek brothers born in Thessalonica in the 9th century who became Christian missionaries among the Slavic peoples of the Great Moravia and Pannonia. Through their work they influenced the cultural development of all Slavs.
*The Glagolitic and Cyrillic alphabets, are the oldest known Slavic alphabets and were created by the two brothers and their students, in order to translate the Bible and other texts into the Slavic languages, paving the way for the Christianization of the Slavs.
image: Cyril and Methodius, by Jan Matejko, 1885