CYRIL AND METHODIUS ROUTE
- Co-operation in research and development
- Enhancement of memory, history and European heritage
- Cultural and educational exchanges for young Europeans
- Contemporary cultural and artistic practise
- Cultural tourism and sustainable cultural development
- Heritage elements
A walking pilgrimage from Velehrad to Nitra linked the main sites of the Cyril and Methodius celebrations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
27th June - 5th July 2022
Velehrad (CZ) - Nitra (SK)
The Slovak national Cyrillo-Methodian celebrations "Nitra, Lovely Nitra" marked the culmination of a week-long pilgrimage from Velehrad to Nitra along the 210-kilometre-long Cyrillo-Methodian trail held since June 26 to July 5. Pilgrims from Velehrad brought to the main organizers of the celebrations in Nitra - the Mayor of Nitra Marek Hattas, the President of the Nitra Self-Governing Region Milan Belica and Bishop Mons. Viliam Judák - gingerbread hearts from Velehrad. Thanks to the wish of the Bishop of Nitra, the heart was even handed over from the hands of pilgrims at the Slovak National Mass to the main celebrant - Archbishop of Košice, Mons. Bober.
Music project MUSICA CORDIS - MUSIC TO THE HEART - "Youth - Hope for the Future" - European Year of Youth
29th June 2022
The festive concert Musica cordis / Music to the Heart, Youth - Hope for the Future will take place on Wednesday 29 June at 3 pm in the Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and Saits Cyril and Methodius in Velehrad on the occasion of the European Year of Youth. ORCH & RADEK BLAHUŠ, the School Choir of the Piarist Gymnasium of Jozef Branecký from Trenčín with choirmaster Martin Holúbek and the Choir of the Stojan Gymnasium, Velehrad with choirmaster Filip Macek will perform.
Great summer pilgrimage in honour of Saints Cyril and Methodius from Velehrad to Nitra
27th Jun - 4th July 2022
Velehrad (CZ) - Nitra (SVK)
After the successful pilgrimage in honour of St. Ludmila last year, when more than 100 pilgrims joined the stage pilgrimage from Velehrad to Tetín, a new challenge opens this year. The pilgrimage in honour of Saints Cyril and Methodius on the trail from Velehrad to Nitra, where pilgrims will cover over 200 km in 8 days. The pilgrimage will take place from Monday 27 June to Tuesday 5 July.
33rd Cyril and Methodius Days in Terchova
3rd - 5th July 2022
The 33rd edition of the Cyril and Methodius Days held in Terchová on 3-5 July brings closer the timeless legacy of Saints Cyril and Methodius. An integral part of the programme this year will be, in addition to Holy Masses and other spiritual events, concerts of classical music, church singing and folklore performances, the opening of an exhibition by the versatile artist Jozef Vydrnak and the official launch of Joža Mič's publication The Passion Called Film. The church in Terchová is the largest church in Slovakia dedicated to the co-patrons of Europe.
Cycling pilgrimages Nitra - Trnava and Trnava - Nitra 2022
3rd - 5th July 2022
On the occasion of the feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius, we are preparing to extend of the European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius with a cycling trail that will lead from Nitra Castle - the seat of the Bishop of the Nitra Diocese to the seat of the Archdiocese of Trnava. The trail will follow the annual walking pilgrimages and cyclo pilgrimages of the faithful from the parish of Mocenok to Nitra and also the cyclo pilgrimage to Trnava. The trail will lead through the parishes of Nitra, Cabaj-Čápor, Močenok, Šaľa-Veča, Šaľa, Kráľová nad Váhom, Váhovce, Dolná Streda, Sereď, Vlčkovce, Modranka and Trnava.
Signing of the Memorandum between Via Francigena and the Cyril and Methodius Route
1st Jun 2022
On 6 June 2022 at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Rome, representatives of the European Association Via Francigena ways and the European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius signed a Memorandum of Cooperation between the two Routes. The ceremony took place in the presence of the Ambassador H. E. Hana Hubáčková; the Councillor for Mobility Policies of the Municipality of Rome Eugenio Patanè and the representatives of the two associations, the Municipality of Rome, the Region of Zlín and Silvio Marino for the Region of Lazio.