OD VITA MONASTICA K VIA CYRILLOMETHODIANA BENEDIKTÍNSKE FUNDAMENTY CYRILO-METODSKEJ DUCHOVNEJ CESTY MEDZI NITROU A SKALKOU
(From Vita Monastica to Via Cyrillomethodiana Benedictine Foundations of Cyrillo-Methodian Spiritual Journey between Nitra and Skalka)
Abstract: The time of Cyrillo-Methodian mission belongs to the most important periods in the histories of Slavic nations. Even nowadays we can still see the fruits of the Mission. Cyrillo-Methodian values and traditions were thanks to the Benedictine monasteries continuously preserved and kept. St. Andrew-Zorard and St. Benedict belonged to most important Benedictine–eremites who lived in the territory of Great Moravia. These monks adopted Syrio-Palestinian ascetic rules of eremic life, which were mostly practised at Oriental territories, from the brothers Sts. Constantine and Methodius. The rules were brought into life as it is mentioned in the Legend of St. Maurus, a contemporary living bishop of Pécs. Places where the Benedictines lived, namely the Monastery of Saint Hypolit at Zobor hill in Nitra and Skalka near the city of Trenčín, have remained important spiritual centres to this day.
Authors: Judák, Viliam
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2021, vol.: 14, issue: 2, pages: 14-25 (PDF file)
Keywords: CYRILLO-METHODIAN MISSION, BENEDICTINE MONASTERIES, EREMITES, ST. ANDREW-ZORARD AND ST. BENEDICT, ASCETICISM, LEGEND OF ST. MAURUS, NITRA – ZOBOR, SKALKA