Sunday, August 28, 2016 UTC

SSCM 25th Anniversary

Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary 1991-2016


AUG 27 & 28: 15TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 AUG 27: GREAT VESPERS - 3:00 PM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH); AUG 28: MATINS - 7:00 AM (ST. NICHOLAS… [more]

AUG 27 & 28: 15TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUG 27 & 28: 15TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 28 & 29: FEAST OF THE BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

 AUG 28: VESPERS, LITIJA & FASTING POTLUCK - 6:30 PM; AUG 29: DIVINE LITURGY - 6:30 PM. The… [more]

AUG 28 & 29: FEAST OF THE BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST AUG 28 & 29: FEAST OF THE BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

SEPT 1: LITURGICAL NEW YEAR (7525)

 CELEBRATION & POTLUCK AFTER 6:30 PM DIVINE LITURGY Among the ancient Mediterranean cultures,… [more]

SEPT 1: LITURGICAL NEW YEAR (7525) SEPT 1: LITURGICAL NEW YEAR (7525)

SEPT 3 & 4: 16TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Sept 3: Vespers - 3:00 pm (St. Nicholas Mission Parish); Sept 4: Vespers - 7:00 am (St. Nicholas Mission… [more]

SEPT 3 & 4: 16TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPT 3 & 4: 16TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SEPT 3 & 4: 82ND ANNUAL BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH PILGRIMAGE IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP

 SEPT 2: DEPARTURE FROM CHURCH AT 09:00 AM. The Pilgrimage offers the celebration of Divine Liturgy,… [more]

SEPT 3 & 4: 82ND ANNUAL BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH PILGRIMAGE IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SEPT 3 & 4: 82ND ANNUAL BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH PILGRIMAGE IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP

SEPT 7 & 8: BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS

 SEPT 7: VESPERS – 6:30 PM; SEPT 8: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:30 PM. On September 8, we celebrate the… [more]

SEPT 7 & 8: BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS SEPT 7 & 8: BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS

SEPT 10 & 11: SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS & 17TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 SEPT 10: SUNDAY VESPERS – 3:00 PM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH); SEPT 11: MATINS: 7:00 AM (ST.… [more]

SEPT 10 & 11: SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS & 17TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPT 10 & 11: SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS & 17TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SEPT 13 & 14: EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

 SEPT 13: DIVINE LITURGY & PROCESSION OF THE CROSS - 6:30 PM; SEPT 14: MATINS: 8:00 AM,  DIVINE… [more]

SEPT 13 & 14: EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS SEPT 13 & 14: EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

SEPT 17 & 18: SATURDAY & SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS & 18TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 SEPT 17: SUNDAY VESPERS (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH) – 3:00 PM; SEPT 18: MATINS - 7:00 AM (ST.… [more]

SEPT 17 & 18: SATURDAY & SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS & 18TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPT 17 & 18: SATURDAY & SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS & 18TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SEPT 24 & 25: 19TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF THE PASSING OF JOHN APOSTLE – EVANGELIST

SEPT 24: SUNDAY VESPERS – 3:00 PM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH); SEPT 25: MATINS: 7:00 AM(ST. NICHOLAS… [more]

SEPT 24 & 25: 19TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF THE PASSING OF JOHN APOSTLE – EVANGELIST SEPT 24 & 25: 19TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF THE PASSING OF JOHN APOSTLE - EVANGELIST

SEPT 30 – OCT 1: FEAST OF THE PROTECTION OF THE THEOTOKOS

  SEPT 30: VESPERS - 6:30 PM; OCT 1:  DIVINE LITURGY -  10:00 AM The Feast of the Protection commemorates… [more]

SEPT 30 – OCT 1: FEAST OF THE PROTECTION OF THE THEOTOKOS SEPT 30 - OCT 1: FEAST OF THE PROTECTION OF THE THEOTOKOS

OCT 1 & 2: 20TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. THOMAS – APOSTLE

OCT 1: VESPERS - 3:00 PM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH); OCT 2: MATINS - 7:00 AM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION… [more]

OCT 1 & 2: 20TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. THOMAS – APOSTLE OCT 1 & 2: 20TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. THOMAS - APOSTLE

OCT 8 & 9: 21ST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

OCT 8: SUNDAY VESPERS – 3:00 PM; OCT 9: MATINS: 7:00 AM; DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; AGAPE REPAST… [more]

OCT 8 & 9: 21ST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCT 8 & 9: 21ST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

OCT 15 & 16: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 7TH ECUMENICAL COUNCIL & COMMEMORATON OF LUKE APOSTLE – EVANGELIST (22ND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST)

 OCT 15:  SUNDAY VESPERS – 3:00 PM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH); OCT 16: MATINS: 7:00 AM (ST. NICHOLAS… [more]

OCT 15 & 16: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 7TH ECUMENICAL COUNCIL & COMMEMORATON OF LUKE APOSTLE – EVANGELIST (22ND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST) OCT 15 & 16: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 7TH ECUMENICAL COUNCIL & COMMEMORATON OF LUKE APOSTLE - EVANGELIST (22ND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST)

GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY FOREVER!

All are welcome to worship with us! Here you will find orthodoxy of faith, purity of doctrine, beauty of worship, and a lasting commitment to the struggle for holiness among people just like you.

Saints Cyril & Methodius parish is located in Cary, NC at the northwest corner of Tryon Road and Piney Plains Road. Please join us for Divine Liturgy on Sundays and Holy Days as well as stay for refreshments in the Parish Hall afterwards. All Welcome to Attend Church Activities & Celebrations!

NOTE: Please see posts below and calendar to right for special events and other scheduled Matins, Canons, Confessions, Vespers and Liturgies. Bulletins are posted under "Bulletin" Tab above; Readers Schedule is posted under "Resources" Tab above; and Parish Council, St. Nicholas Market Planning Committee, and Martha & Mary Society Minutes are located under Committees Tab above.

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AUG 27 & 28: 15TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 AUG 27: GREAT VESPERS – 3:00 PM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH); AUG 28: MATINS – 7:00 AM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH), DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM, AGAPE  – 11:30 AM, SPANISH LITURGY – 2:30 PM. Todays Gospel Reading is Matthew 22:35-46, The Greatest Commandment, in which Jesus answers a question from a lawyer about what is the… Continue Reading …

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AUG 28 & 29: FEAST OF THE BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

 AUG 28: VESPERS, LITIJA & FASTING POTLUCK – 6:30 PM; AUG 29: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:30 PM. The Beheading of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John. This feast commemorates the martyrdom and mourning of John the Baptist. Because John had denounced Herod Antipas for putting away his own wife and marrying the wife of… Continue Reading …

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SEPT 1: LITURGICAL NEW YEAR (7525)

 CELEBRATION & POTLUCK AFTER 6:30 PM DIVINE LITURGY Among the ancient Mediterranean cultures, it was common to begin a new year in the autumn, with the end of the previous year’s harvest. From at least the time of the Emperor Constantine, the civil year of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire began in September, and September… Continue Reading …

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SEPT 3 & 4: 16TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Sept 3: Vespers – 3:00 pm (St. Nicholas Mission Parish); Sept 4: Vespers – 7:00 am (St. Nicholas Mission Parish), Divine Liturgy – 10:00 am, Spanish Liturgy – 2:30 PM. On this Sunday the Gospel is Matthew 25:14-30, The Parable of the Talents. The meaning of this parable extends beyond monetary investments. God gave each each… Continue Reading …

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SEPT 3 & 4: 82ND ANNUAL BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH PILGRIMAGE IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP

 SEPT 2: DEPARTURE FROM CHURCH AT 09:00 AM. The Pilgrimage offers the celebration of Divine Liturgy, opportunities for the Mystery of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, adult enrichment programs, activities for children and teens, and pastoral counseling. The Pilgrimage provides for the diverse spiritual needs of many pilgrims who frequent this major unifying event in the life… Continue Reading …

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SEPT 7 & 8: BIRTH OF THE THEOTOKOS

 SEPT 7: VESPERS – 6:30 PM; SEPT 8: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:30 PM. On September 8, we celebrate the first major feast of the liturgical year: the Nativity (birth) of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. This is one of her four major feasts in the course of the year. The stories of the feast are… Continue Reading …

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SEPT 10 & 11: SUNDAY BEFORE THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS & 17TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 SEPT 10: SUNDAY VESPERS – 3:00 PM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH); SEPT 11: MATINS: 7:00 AM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH), DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; AGAPE: 11:30 AM, SPANISH LITURGY – 2:30 PM. Today’s Sunday is also know as the Sunday before the Exaltation and it provides an opportunity for the faithful Christians to honor the precious and… Continue Reading …

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SEPT 13 & 14: EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

 SEPT 13: DIVINE LITURGY & PROCESSION OF THE CROSS – 6:30 PM; SEPT 14: MATINS: 8:00 AM,  DIVINE LITURGY & PROCESSION OF THE CROSS – 6:30 PM. Day of Strict Fast (sundown Saturday through sundown Sunday). This feast commemorates the recovery of the Holy Cross, which had been placed on Mt. Calvary by St. Helena and… Continue Reading …

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SEPT 17 & 18: SATURDAY & SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS & 18TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 SEPT 17: SUNDAY VESPERS (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH) – 3:00 PM; SEPT 18: MATINS – 7:00 AM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH), DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; AGAPE: 11:30 AM, SPANISH LITURGY – 2:30 PM Today’s Gospel, Mark 8: 34 – 9: 1 proposes we Take up the Cross and Follow Him. “Whoever loses his life for my sake… Continue Reading …

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SEPT 24 & 25: 19TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF THE PASSING OF JOHN APOSTLE – EVANGELIST

SEPT 24: SUNDAY VESPERS – 3:00 PM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH); SEPT 25: MATINS: 7:00 AM(ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH),  DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; AGAPE: 11:30 AM, SPANISH LITURGY – 2:30 PM. The Gospel today, Luke 5: 1-11, is about the Four Fishermen Called as Disciples. In one of today’s Gospel reading, Christ comes upon… Continue Reading …

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SEPT 30 – OCT 1: FEAST OF THE PROTECTION OF THE THEOTOKOS

  SEPT 30: VESPERS – 6:30 PM; OCT 1:  DIVINE LITURGY –  10:00 AM The Feast of the Protection commemorates the appearance of the most holy Theotokos in the Church of Blachernae in Constantinople in the early sixth century, as recorded in the life of Saint Andrew the Fool for Christ’s sake.

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OCT 1 & 2: 20TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. THOMAS – APOSTLE

OCT 1: VESPERS – 3:00 PM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH); OCT 2: MATINS – 7:00 AM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH), DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM, SPANISH LITURGY -2:30 PM. Today’s Gospel Reading is Luke 6: 31-26, The Golden Rule, Do Unto Others as You Would Have them Do to You. Everybody knows this rule, but few… Continue Reading …

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OCT 8 & 9: 21ST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

OCT 8: SUNDAY VESPERS – 3:00 PM; OCT 9: MATINS: 7:00 AM; DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; AGAPE REPAST – 11:30 AM; SPANISH LITURGY – 2:30 PM. Today’s Gospel, Luke 7: 11-16, tells of Jesus and the Widow’s Son. Jesus comes upon a funeral procession making its way to a freshly dug grave. The deceased is a… Continue Reading …

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OCT 15 & 16: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 7TH ECUMENICAL COUNCIL & COMMEMORATON OF LUKE APOSTLE – EVANGELIST (22ND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST)

 OCT 15:  SUNDAY VESPERS – 3:00 PM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH); OCT 16: MATINS: 7:00 AM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH) , DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM, AGAPE – 11:30, SPANISH LITURGY – 2:00 PM. The Gospel reading today is Luke 8: 5-15,  The Parable of the Sower, in which we see that Jesus very explicitly says that the… Continue Reading …

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