Thursday, November 29, 2012
A triumph for Saints Cyril and Methodius -- to Have Halos and Crosses Restored
France and Greece objected to the Slovakian coinage!
After strong objections by the Catholic Church which were taken up in the national parliament of Slovakia by the Christian Democratic Movement, Slovak Democratic and Christian Union and some representatives of the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities caucus to the elimination of halos from the heads of Sts. Cyril and Methodius and the removal of the image of the cross from the saints’ vestments, the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Slovakia has announced that the halos and crosses will be restored on the 2-Euro coins scheduled to be released in 2013 to commemorate the 1150th Anniversary of the Mission of Cyril and Methodius to the Slavs.
Slovak Spectator reported, however, that restoring those halos might preclude the Slovakian €2 coin being released throughout the European Union.
Slovakia, Cyril and Methodius may seem of little account to us but all are combatants in the international Leftist war on Christmas and Christianity.
Cyril and Methodius are in fact big wheels in European History. They were Byzantine Greek missionaries who brought Christianity to the Slavs. The Russian alphabet (Cyrillic) is named after Cyril as he invented the first version of it. So those old guys are worth some honor.
Slovakia today is a high-income advanced economy of 5 million people