Wednesday, January 29, 2020 UTC

CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM!

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

The Parish Mission: “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39)

We do our Faith by: “Go Therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19)

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 are Welcome to Attend Church Activities & Celebrations!

NOTE: Please see posts below and calendar to right for special events and other scheduled Matins, Vespers, Hours, Confessions and Divine Liturgies. Please see “Tabs” above for “Reader’s Schedule” and additional information.

JAN 29 & 30: COMMEMORATION OF THE 3 HOLY ECUMENICAL TEACHERS & HIERARCHS: BASIL THE GREAT, GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN & JOHN CHRYSOSTOM (SIMPLE HOLY DAY)

JAN 29: CANCELLED. We commemorate on January 30th the Three Holy Hierarchs of Eastern Christianity. This… [more]

JAN 29 & 30: COMMEMORATION OF THE 3 HOLY ECUMENICAL TEACHERS & HIERARCHS: BASIL THE GREAT, GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN & JOHN CHRYSOSTOM (SIMPLE HOLY DAY) JAN 29 & 30: COMMEMORATION OF THE 3 HOLY ECUMENICAL TEACHERS & HIERARCHS: BASIL THE GREAT, GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN & JOHN CHRYSOSTOM (SIMPLE HOLY DAY)

FEB 1, 2 & 5: SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & THE PHARISEE & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 1:  CONFESSION - 3:00 - 3:45 PM, VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN); FEB 2: CONFESSION –… [more]

FEB 1, 2 & 5: SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & THE PHARISEE & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION FEB 1, 2 & 5: SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & THE PHARISEE & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 2 : THE FEAST OF THE ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD WITH SIMEON & ANNA (CANDLEMAS)

FEB 2: CONFESSION - 08:45 - 09:30 AM, 3RD HOUR - 09:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM. On February… [more]

FEB 2 : THE FEAST OF THE ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD WITH SIMEON & ANNA (CANDLEMAS) FEB 2 : THE FEAST OF THE ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD WITH SIMEON & ANNA (CANDLEMAS)

FEB 8, 9 & 12: THE SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 8: CONFESSIONS - 3:00 PM, VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) - 4:00 PM, ; FEB 9: CONFESSION - 9:00 AM,… [more]

FEB 8, 9 & 12: THE SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION FEB 8, 9 & 12: THE SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 15: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY

PANACHIDA: 2:00 PM All Souls Saturday is a day set aside for commemoration of the dead within the… [more]

FEB 15: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY FEB 15: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY

FEB 15, 16 & 19: SUNDAY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (MEAT-FARE SUNDAY) & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 15: CONFESSION - 3:00 PM, DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM (SN); FEB 16: CONFESSION - 9:00 AM, 3RD HOUR -… [more]

FEB 15, 16 & 19: SUNDAY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (MEAT-FARE SUNDAY) & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION FEB 15, 16 & 19: SUNDAY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (MEAT-FARE SUNDAY) & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 22: COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS AND MOTHERS

  FEB 22: CONFESSION - 3:00 PM, VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM (SN). On February 22nd we commemorate… [more]

FEB 22: COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS AND MOTHERS FEB 22: COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS AND MOTHERS

FEB 23, 26 & 28: FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE), VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 23: CONFESSION - 9:00 AM, 3RD HOUR - 9:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY - 10:00 AM; POTLUCK (BRING CHEESIEST… [more]

FEB 23, 26 & 28: FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE), VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION FEB 23, 26 & 28: FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE), VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 23: 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

 Usually on February 25th, we commemorate the 1st and 2nd Findings of the Head of John the Baptist,… [more]

FEB 23: 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST FEB 23: 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

GOD WITH US ONLINE: SPRING FEBRUARY – JUNE 2020 SCHEDULE

God With Us Online is dedicated to the catechetical renewal of Eastern Catholics in the United States.… [more]

GOD WITH US ONLINE: SPRING FEBRUARY – JUNE 2020 SCHEDULE GOD WITH US ONLINE: SPRING FEBRUARY - JUNE 2020 SCHEDULE

FEB 24: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY)

FEB 24: PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY - 6:30 PM. The first day of the Fast, called Clean or Pure Monday,… [more]

FEB 24: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY) FEB 24: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY)

FEB 24 – MAR 1: FIRST WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

 The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical… [more]

FEB 24 – MAR 1: FIRST WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS FEB 24 - MAR 1: FIRST WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

FEB 29: COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT-MARTYR THEODORE

 FEB 29: CONFESSION - 3:00 PM; VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) - 4:00 PM. We commemorate on this day… [more]

FEB 29: COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT-MARTYR THEODORE FEB 29: COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT-MARTYR THEODORE

MAR 1, 4 & 6: 1ST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY & COMMEMORATION OF THE 42 MARTYRS OF AMMORIUM (MAR 6)

MAR 1: CONFESSION - 09:00 AM, 3RD HOUR - 09:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY (SCM) - 10:00 AM, MARCH 4: PRE-SANCTIFIED… [more]

MAR 1, 4 & 6: 1ST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY & COMMEMORATION OF THE 42 MARTYRS OF AMMORIUM (MAR 6) MAR 1, 4 & 6: 1ST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST - SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY & COMMEMORATION OF THE 42 MARTYRS OF AMMORIUM (MAR 6)

MAR 2 – 8: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

  The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical… [more]

MAR 2 – 8: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS MAR 2 - 8: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

JAN 29 & 30: COMMEMORATION OF THE 3 HOLY ECUMENICAL TEACHERS & HIERARCHS: BASIL THE GREAT, GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN & JOHN CHRYSOSTOM (SIMPLE HOLY DAY)

JAN 29: CANCELLED. We commemorate on January 30th the Three Holy Hierarchs of Eastern Christianity. This refers to St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom. They were highly influential bishops of the early church who played pivotal roles in shaping Christian theology. In Eastern Christianity they are also known as… Continue Reading …

FEB 1, 2 & 5: SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & THE PHARISEE & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 1:  CONFESSION – 3:00 – 3:45 PM, VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN); FEB 2: CONFESSION – 08:45 – 09:30 AM, 3RD HOUR – 09:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM, FEB 5: CONFESSION – 9:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM. Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Sunday of… Continue Reading …

FEB 2 : THE FEAST OF THE ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD WITH SIMEON & ANNA (CANDLEMAS)

FEB 2: CONFESSION – 08:45 – 09:30 AM, 3RD HOUR – 09:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM. On February 2nd we celebrate forty days after Christmas the Feast of the Encounter of Our Lord with Simeon & Anna. The event is described in the Gospel of St. Luke (2:22-40). From the words of this Gospel,… Continue Reading …

FEB 8, 9 & 12: THE SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 8: CONFESSIONS – 3:00 PM, VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) – 4:00 PM, ; FEB 9: CONFESSION – 9:00 AM, 3RD HOUR – 9:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; FEB 12: CONFESSION – 9:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM. Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Sunday of the Prodigal Son: SundayofProdigalSon… Continue Reading …

FEB 15: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY

PANACHIDA: 2:00 PM All Souls Saturday is a day set aside for commemoration of the dead within the liturgical year of the Eastern Churches. Saturday is a traditional day for prayer for the dead, because Christ lay dead in the Tomb on Saturday. There are several All Souls Saturdays throughout the year. These days are… Continue Reading …

FEB 15, 16 & 19: SUNDAY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (MEAT-FARE SUNDAY) & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 15: CONFESSION – 3:00 PM, DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN); FEB 16: CONFESSION – 9:00 AM, 3RD HOUR – 9:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM, POTLUCK TO FOLLOW (PLEASE BRING YOUR MEATIEST DISH TO SHARE); FEB 19: CONFESSION – 9:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM. Reading from the “Journey Through the… Continue Reading …

FEB 22: COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS AND MOTHERS

  FEB 22: CONFESSION – 3:00 PM, VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN). On February 22nd we commemorate all Holy Ascetical Fathers and Mothers, both known and unknown. We are inspired to imitate their God-pleasing conduct. They also teach us that fasting is not merely abstinence from food, but involves refraining from inappropriate speech… Continue Reading …

FEB 23, 26 & 28: FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE), VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS & PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 23: CONFESSION – 9:00 AM, 3RD HOUR – 9:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; POTLUCK (BRING CHEESIEST DISH TO SHARE) – 12:00 PM; VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS – 1:00 PM; FEB 26: PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY – 6:30 PM, LENTEN POTLUCK TO FOLLOW; FEB 28: PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY – 6:30 PM. Reading from the “Journey Through the… Continue Reading …

FEB 23: 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

 Usually on February 25th, we commemorate the 1st and 2nd Findings of the Head of John the Baptist, but this year the commemoration is transferred to February 23rd due to the 1st week of the Great Fast. After the Beheading of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John (August 29), his body was buried by… Continue Reading …

GOD WITH US ONLINE: SPRING FEBRUARY – JUNE 2020 SCHEDULE

God With Us Online is dedicated to the catechetical renewal of Eastern Catholics in the United States. The Eastern Catholic Eparchial Directors of Religious Education are offering 4 free webinars from February to June 2020 that you can register and view here to help you in your understanding of Eastern Christianity:  http://easterncatholic.org The first webinar… Continue Reading …

FEB 24: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY)

FEB 24: PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY – 6:30 PM. The first day of the Fast, called Clean or Pure Monday, is a day of exceptionally strict fasting and is 48 days before the feast of Pascha. The name Pure Monday is alluding to the leaving behind of sinful attitudes or behavior as well as non-fasting foods. JOURNEY THROUGH THE… Continue Reading …

FEB 24 – MAR 1: FIRST WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

 The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical Center) & the daily readings for the first week of the Great Fast (from THE HOLY BIBLE, Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition): FEB 24: PureMonday DAILY LENTEN READING 1st DAY OF THE GREAT FAST FEB 25: PureTuesday DAILY LENTEN READING… Continue Reading …

FEB 29: COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT-MARTYR THEODORE

 FEB 29: CONFESSION – 3:00 PM; VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) – 4:00 PM. We commemorate on this day the Miracle of the Great Martyr Theodore and the boiled wheat. Fifty years after the death of Saint Theodore, the emperor Julian who was non-religious, ordered all food in the marketplace to be sprinkled with the blood… Continue Reading …

MAR 1, 4 & 6: 1ST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY & COMMEMORATION OF THE 42 MARTYRS OF AMMORIUM (MAR 6)

MAR 1: CONFESSION – 09:00 AM, 3RD HOUR – 09:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY (SCM) – 10:00 AM, MARCH 4: PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY – 6:00 PM, FASTING POT-LUCK TO FOLLOW; MARCH 6: PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY – 6:30 PM. Today’s Gospel is John 1: 43-51 in which Jesus Calls Philip and Nathaniel.  The Gospel today teaches us a simple… Continue Reading …

MAR 2 – 8: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

  The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical Center) & the daily readings for the second week of the Great Fast (from THE HOLY BIBLE, Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition): MAR 2: SecondMondayofGreatFast DAILY LENTEN READING 8th DAY OF THE GREAT FAST MAR 3: SecondTuesdayofGreatFast DAILY LENTEN READING… Continue Reading …