Saints Cyril and Methodius

Cyril the scholar
St. Cyril the scholar
850 Jan 1

Cyril the scholar

Constantinople

Cyril was ordained as a priest and served as an official at the Hagia Sophia church where he developed a close relationship with the Patriarch of Constantinople, the bishop Photios. The brilliant scholar quickly became the bishop's librarian. Cyril became a teacher of philosophy at the Magnaura university in Constantinople where he gained the epithet “Constantine the Philosopher”.