PRVKY CYRILO-METODSKEJ TRADÍCIE AKO SÚČASŤ PRIBINOVHO ODKAZU? (OSLAVY 1100. VÝROČIA KRESŤANSTVA V ČESKOSLOVENSKU)
[Elements of Cyrillo-Methodian Tradition as a Part of Pribina’s Legacy? (Celebrating 1100th Anniversary of Christianity in Czechoslovakia)]
Abstract: In 1930, the 1100th anniversary of the consecration of the first Christian temple in the geographical region of Czechoslovakia was to take place. This significant event connected with Pribina, the duke of Nitra, was meant to be properly celebrated. However, two parties had crystalized in the process of organizing the celebration, both of which came to one and only common conclusion: recognition of the key role of Christianity. The government party strived to situate the event into a wider context. Emphasizing the role of the Cyrillo-Methodian mission was meant to promote the idea of Czecho-Slovak mutuality, as well as the common Czechoslovak state. The opposing party limited its arguments only to highlighting the role of Christianity in forming its own administration on the territory of today’s Slovakia, which corresponded with its political program. Since the Cyrillo-Methodian legacy did not fit this concept, it was completely ignored by the representatives of the opposition.
Authors: Arpáš, Róbert
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2017, vol.: 10, issue: 1, pages: 233-240 (PDF file)
Key words: PRIBINA’S CELEBRATIONS, CHRISTIANITY, NITRA, GREAT MORAVIA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, CYRILLO- METHODIAN MISSION