As a monk he believed language was sacred — especially that of the Zyryani or Permyak people who did not seem to have an alphabet.
So he very kindly invented one for them. (The fact that he could now translate the Bible into their language was just a coincidence of course.)
He appears to have been somewhat arty as well. His new alphabet was based on symbolic folk art, and he was also a dab hand at painting icons.
This all proved very popular and furthered his cause tremendously. Never underestimate the power of typography.
St. Stephen of Perm Facts and Figures
Name: Stephen of Perm
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Enlightener of Perm
Birth and Death Dates: 1340-1396
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 66
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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