Sunday, January 21, 2018 UTC

Christ is Born! Glorify Him! Christos Razdajetsja! Slavite Jeho!

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 and Divine Liturgies. Please see “Tabs” above for additional information.

JAN 20 & 21: SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & THE PHARISEE

 JAN 20:  VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN); JAN 21: MATINS - 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:30… [more]

JAN 20 & 21: SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & THE PHARISEE JAN 20 & 21: SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & THE PHARISEE

JAN 23 & 24: COMMEMORATION OF GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN

 JAN 23: DIVINE LITURGY - 11:00 AM, JAN 24: DIVINE LITURGY - 6:00 PM. On January 25 we commemorate… [more]

JAN 23 & 24: COMMEMORATION OF GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN JAN 23 & 24: COMMEMORATION OF GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN

JAN 27 & 28: THE SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON

 JAN 27: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) - 4:00 PM; JAN 28: MATINS: 7:00 AM,  DIVINE LITURGY - 10:30 AM. Reading… [more]

JAN 27 & 28: THE SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON JAN 27 & 28: THE SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON

JAN 30: THREE HOLY HIERARCHS

  JAN 30: DIVINE LITURGY - 11:00 AM. On January 30th each year, we commemorate The Three Holy… [more]

JAN 30: THREE HOLY HIERARCHS JAN 30: THREE HOLY HIERARCHS

FEB 1 & 2 : THE FEAST OF THE ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD WITH SIMEON & ANNA (CANDLEMAS)

 FEB 1: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) - 6:00 PM, GREAT VESPERS (SCM) - 6:30 PM; FEB 2: DIVINE LITURGY… [more]

FEB 1 & 2 : THE FEAST OF THE ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD WITH SIMEON & ANNA (CANDLEMAS) FEB 1 & 2 : THE FEAST OF THE ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD WITH SIMEON & ANNA (CANDLEMAS)

FEB 3: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY

   FEB 3 - 10:00 AM All Souls Saturday is a day set aside for commemoration of the dead within the… [more]

FEB 3: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY FEB 3: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY

FEB 3 & 4: SUNDAY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (MEAT-FARE SUNDAY)

 FEB 3: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM (SN); FEB 4: MATINS - 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY - 10:30 AM,… [more]

FEB 3 & 4: SUNDAY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (MEAT-FARE SUNDAY) FEB 3 & 4: SUNDAY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (MEAT-FARE SUNDAY)

FEB 10 & 11: FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE) & COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS & MOTHERS (FEB 10)

FEB 10: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; FEB 11: MATINS - 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY - 10:30 AM; POTLUCK… [more]

FEB 10 & 11: FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE) & COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS & MOTHERS (FEB 10) FEB 10 & 11: FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE) & COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS & MOTHERS (FEB 10)

FEB 12 – MAR 31: THE 40 DAY GREAT FAST – LENTEN READINGS, WEEKLY PRESANCTIFIED LITURGIES & FASTING

  You may journey through the Great Fast by reading "Journey through the Great Fast" from the Byzantine… [more]

FEB 12 – MAR 31: THE 40 DAY GREAT FAST – LENTEN READINGS, WEEKLY PRESANCTIFIED LITURGIES & FASTING FEB 12 – MAR 31: THE 40 DAY GREAT FAST - LENTEN READINGS, WEEKLY PRESANCTIFIED LITURGIES & FASTING

FEB 12 – FEB 18: FIRST WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

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

FEB 12 – FEB 18: FIRST WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS FEB 12 - FEB 18: FIRST WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

FEB 12: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY) & 1ST PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY

 CANON OF ST. ANDREW OF CRETE - 10:00 AM, PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY: 6:00 PM  The first day of the… [more]

FEB 12: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY) & 1ST PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY FEB 12: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY) & 1ST PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY

FEB 17 & 18: 1ST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY & COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT-MARTYR THEODORE

 FEB 17 - VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY: 4:00 PM; FEB 18 - MATINS: 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY & AGAPE REPAST:… [more]

FEB 17 & 18: 1ST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY & COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT-MARTYR THEODORE FEB 17 & 18: 1ST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST - SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY & COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT-MARTYR THEODORE

FEB 19 – 25: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

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

FEB 19 – 25: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS FEB 19 - 25: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

FEB 24 & 25: 2ND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – ST. GREGORY PALAMAS & COMMEMORATION OF THE 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST (FEB 24)

 FEB 24: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY: 4:00 PM; FEB 25 - MATINS: 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY: 10:30 AM. The… [more]

FEB 24 & 25: 2ND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – ST. GREGORY PALAMAS & COMMEMORATION OF THE 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST (FEB 24) FEB 24 & 25: 2ND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST - ST. GREGORY PALAMAS & COMMEMORATION OF THE 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST (FEB 24)

FEB 26 – MAR 4: THIRD WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

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

FEB 26 – MAR 4: THIRD WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS FEB 26 - MAR 4: THIRD WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

JAN 20 & 21: SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & THE PHARISEE

 JAN 20:  VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN); JAN 21: MATINS – 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:30 AM. Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee: SundayofPublicanandPharisee Readings for Sunday of Publican and Pharisee: PRELentenReadingJAN21Sundayof PublicanandPharisee The name for this Sunday is taken from the parable found… Continue Reading …

JAN 23 & 24: COMMEMORATION OF GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN

 JAN 23: DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM, JAN 24: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM. On January 25 we commemorate St. Gregory The Theologian, Archbishop Of Constantinople. He was born in Nazianzus of a Greek father and a Christian mother.  St. Basil consecrated him as bishop of Sasima, and Emperor Theodosius the Great summoned him to… Continue Reading …

JAN 27 & 28: THE SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON

 JAN 27: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) – 4:00 PM; JAN 28: MATINS: 7:00 AM,  DIVINE LITURGY – 10:30 AM. Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Sunday of the Prodigal Son: SundayofProdigalSon Reading for Sunday of the Prodigal Son: PRELentenReadingJAN28SundayoftheProdigalSon Today’s Gospel Reading is Luke 15: 11-32, The Prodigal Son and His Brother, which is… Continue Reading …

JAN 30: THREE HOLY HIERARCHS

  JAN 30: DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM. On January 30th each year, we commemorate The Three Holy Hierarchs in 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… Continue Reading …

FEB 1 & 2 : THE FEAST OF THE ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD WITH SIMEON & ANNA (CANDLEMAS)

 FEB 1: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) – 6:00 PM, GREAT VESPERS (SCM) – 6:30 PM; FEB 2: DIVINE LITURGY (SCM) – 6:00 PM. Today 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… Continue Reading …

FEB 3: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY

   FEB 3 – 10:00 AM 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.… Continue Reading …

FEB 3 & 4: SUNDAY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (MEAT-FARE SUNDAY)

 FEB 3: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN); FEB 4: MATINS – 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:30 AM, POTLUCK TO FOLLOW (PLEASE BRING YOUR MEATIEST DISH TO SHARE). Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Sunday of Meatfare: SundayofMeatfare Reading for Sunday of Meat Fare: PRELentenReadingFEB4SundayofMeatfare Meatfare Sunday commemorates the Sunday of the Second… Continue Reading …

FEB 10 & 11: FORGIVENESS SUNDAY (SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE) & COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS & MOTHERS (FEB 10)

FEB 10: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; FEB 11: MATINS – 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:30 AM; POTLUCK (BRING CHEESIEST DISH TO SHARE) – 11:30 PM; VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS – 1:00 PM. Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Sunday of Cheese Fare: SundayofCheeseFare Reading for Sunday of Cheesefare: PRELentenReadingFEB11SundayofCheesefare The Gospel for… Continue Reading …

FEB 12 – MAR 31: THE 40 DAY GREAT FAST – LENTEN READINGS, WEEKLY PRESANCTIFIED LITURGIES & FASTING

  You may journey through the Great Fast by reading “Journey through the Great Fast” from the Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh, as posted each week with “Daily Lenten Readings” (from THE HOLY BIBLE, Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition) on this website.  Other books you may consider are “Great Lent: Journey to Pascha” by Alexander… Continue Reading …

FEB 12 – FEB 18: 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 12: PureMonday DAILY LENTEN READING FEBRUARY 12 (2) FEB 13: PureTuesday DAILY LENTEN READING FEBRUARY 13 (2)… Continue Reading …

FEB 12: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY) & 1ST PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY

 CANON OF ST. ANDREW OF CRETE – 10:00 AM, PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY: 6:00 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… Continue Reading …

FEB 17 & 18: 1ST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY & COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT-MARTYR THEODORE

 FEB 17 – VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY: 4:00 PM; FEB 18 – MATINS: 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY & AGAPE REPAST: 10:30 AM. Today’s Gospel is John 1: 43-51 in which Jesus Calls Philip and Nathaniel.  The Gospel today teaches us a simple way to our Christian life. We look at the calling of Nathaniel and the… Continue Reading …

FEB 19 – 25: 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): FEB 19: SecondMondayofGreatFast DAILY LENTEN READING FEBRUARY 19 (2) FEB 20: SecondTuesdayofGreatFast DAILY LENTEN READING FEBRUARY 20 (2) FEB 21: SecondWednesdayofGreatFast… Continue Reading …

FEB 24 & 25: 2ND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – ST. GREGORY PALAMAS & COMMEMORATION OF THE 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST (FEB 24)

 FEB 24: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY: 4:00 PM; FEB 25 – MATINS: 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY: 10:30 AM. The Gospel Reading for this Sunday is Mark 2: 1-12, Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man. The man on the mat was not able to walk. He had come to Jesus to be healed because he was certain that Jesus… Continue Reading …

FEB 26 – MAR 4: THIRD 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 third week of the Great Fast (from THE HOLY BIBLE, Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition): FEB 26: ThirdMondayofGreatFast DAILY LENTEN READING FEBRUARY 26 (2) FEB 27: ThirdTuesdayofGreatFast DAILY LENTEN READING FEBRUARY 27 (2) FEB 28: ThirdWednesdayofGreatFast… Continue Reading …