From the May/June, 2013 issue of Touchstone
The Thessalonian Brothers by Mark Eliot Nuckols

The Thessalonian Brothers

The Legacy of the Mission of Cyril & Methodius 1,150 Years Later

by Mark Eliot Nuckols

While Paul began his evangelization of Europe in Philippi, the most successful congregation he founded in Europe may have been in Thessalonica. The church there has a rich legacy, perhaps most greatly exemplified in two brothers, Cyril and Methodius.

The Christians of Thessalonica, 800 years after Paul, sent these two on a mission to Eastern Europe. They prayerfully and obediently abandoned their chosen paths in life and answered God's call to become missionaries to the Slavs. Their endeavors laid the cultural foun . . .


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