Saints Cyril and Methodius

Methodius is born
St. Methodius is born
815 Jan 2

Methodius is born

Thessaloniki, Greece

Methodius was born Michael and was given the name Methodius upon becoming a monk at Mysian Olympus (present-day Uludağ), in northwest Turkey. Their father was Leo, a droungarios of the Byzantine theme of Thessalonica, and their mother was Maria.