cyrill & metod, Ohrid
The Statue of Saints Cyril and Methodius is dedicated to the two Thessaloniki born brothers.
They were missionairies of Christianity and invented the Glagolitic alphabet in the 9th century. The Cyrillic script, which is widely used in Macedonia, was named after Saint Cyril.
In the vicinity of the statue stands also the Statue of Saint Clement, who was a disciple of Cyril and Methodius.
Statue of Saints Cyril and Methodius as well as the Statue of Saint Clement can be found at the square and the park right at Ohrid's harbour.
You will find the statue of Saints Kiril and Metodi (Cyril and Methodius, 9th century AD) close to the centre of Ohrid, near the lake. They were teachers of the Glagolitic script, and considered fathers of the Slav literature culture. The Cyrillic script was named after Cyril.
From here, you can follow the route described in my Ohrid travel page along some interesting monuments, see the link below.
Cyril and Metod were first who invented the pre cirilic alphabet named glagolic. Thanks to that, the Slavic people got the oportunity to serve the god on their own language as the first books that were translated to slavic language were the church books. No need to mention how important this was for the slavic culture in whole.
St.Clement of Ohrid continued their work and it is belived that he was the one who improved glagolic alphabet into cirilics
Macedonia is the birthplace of the Cyrilic alphabet. St.Cyril and St. Methodius made the first slavic letters here.
This imposing monument is dedicated to them. It is located in the nice park between the shore of the lake and old part of the town. You can't miss it.
This statue in the center of Ohrid, just off the lake features saints Cyrill and Methodius. These men were originally charged with spreading christianity to the Slavs and to help in accomplishing this created the gaglolitic alphabet (this is the alphabet utilized in the writings of St Naum and St Kliment) , which later evolved into the present day cyrillic alphabet. Not only were they the teachers of important missionaries such as St Naum and St Kliment, but they were also instrumental in the developement of orthodox slavic culture.
what else to say about these guys, that haven't been said already...? well, nothing really, but that they have contributed so much to the rise of the slavic nations, and we thank them a lot for that. ok, not all of us - i bet that the school kids and students that have to learn about the many things the two of them have done wouldn't agree with me..:))
but, anyways, thank you guys! :))
Not really an activity, but a sightseeing opportunity. While in town you should take your picure in front of the statue of Sv. Kyril and Metodi; the two brothers who developed the Cyrillic alphabet to translate the Bible. The statue is in Ohrid because this is the town where they studied and lived as missionaries. Interesting.
These two important figures are credited with inventing the cyrilic alphabet [see "local customs" on my Macedonia page]. While to university that bears their name is in Skope, this statue is very close to the center of town in Ohrid.
The brothers Cyril and Metodij invented the Cyrillic alphabet.
Nowadays Cyrillic is used in Russia, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Macedonia, Bosnia, Belorussia, Ukraine. Many alphabets of Asiatic nations, formerly USSR republics, are also based on Cyrillic, for it is much easier to learn than Arabic or Chinese. Therefore Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirghizia, and Mongolia write in Cyrillic letters; earlier it was also in use in Azerbaijan, Tadjikistan and Turkmenistan.
To learn more about Cyrillic alphabet visit http://www.geocities.com/indoeurop/project/script/cyril.html
Monument dedicated to two importen men for Sloven culture in placed in the centar of the town. The same one, replic of Ohrid`s monument, exist in Belgrade.