What's A Pout? Who Were Cyril & Methodius?

Pout means fun!

Several people have asked me why the annual celebration at Praha’s St. Mary’s Catholic Church is called the Praha Pout. Actually, the official name is Pražská Pout, or Prague Fair. Every year, thousands come to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption at St. Mary's Catholic Church and its founding in 1855. It’s always held on the feast day, August 15, no matter what day of the week it falls on. This year, the pout was held on a Sunday. That’s means next year, it will be on Monday. The crowds will still come and always will.

Czech patron saints

Many churches in Texas Czech communities are named after Saints Cyril and Methodius. So who were they? Cyril and Methodius were brothers who were born in the 820s. Although born into a well-to-do family, they renounced secular honors and became priests. German missionaries tried without success to teach and conduct Mass for the Moravians. But the Moravians sent a request to the Vatican to have teachers who could instruct them and preach the Gospel in the Slavonic language instead of German. Cyril and Methodius, native Greeks, were familiar with the language and accepted the job. They went to Moravia in 863 and stayed for almost five years. The Germans mistrusted the brothers and Rome summoned them back.