Old Church Slavonic facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsOld Church Slavonic
|Native to||formerly in Slavic areas, under the influence of Byzantium (both Catholic and Orthodox)|
|Era||9th–11th centuries; then evolved into several variants of Church Slavonic|
|Writing system||Glagolitic, Cyrillic|
Old Church Slavonic is the language of some Eastern Orthodox churches. It was the first Slavic language for writing literature. It was made by the brothers Saints Cyril and Methodius in the 9th century.
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A page from the Flowery Triod (Triod' cvetnaja) from about 1491, one of the oldest printed Byzantine-Slavonic books, National Library of Poland.
Map of the First Bulgarian Empire with its literary centres, the places where the two earliest revisions of Old Church Slavonic were developed along with Cyrillic.
Old Church Slavonic Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.