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Death of Cyril Apostle to the Slavs
The death of our venerable father, Cyril, Bishop of Catania, the brother of St. Methodius. Apostle of the Slavs and Bulgarians. The old Slavic alphabet is ascribed to him, who, with his brother, translated many Church books from the Greek into the Slavonic language. He died A.D 869 in Rome. Our venerable father, Auxentius, Hegumen, was a soldier in the bodyguard of the Emperor Theodosius the Younger. He defended the Catholic Faith at the time of the Council of Chalcedon A.D 451. He died soon after.