Wednesday, February 21, 2024 UTC

GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY FOREVER! “Slava Isusu Christu” (SLA-VA EE-SUE-SUE KRI-STU) “Slava na Veeky” (SLA-VA NA VyEE-KEE)

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 additional information.

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FEB 12 – MAR 30: THE GREAT FAST

  The Great Fast is a period of strict fasting, with some mitigation for Saturdays, Sundays and Holy Days. It is also a special time of intense prayer and/or meditation. For further information about “fasting,” please see the “SPIRITUALITY” tab above and “BYZANTINE FASTING.” You may also read: Directives for the Great Fast from the… Continue Reading …

FEB 19 – FEB 25: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

The following is from God With Us On-line: Great Fast for the Domestic Church. Second Week: SecondWeek 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)… Continue Reading …

FEB 19, 21 & 23 – PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY

        FEB 19: PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY – 6:00 PM; FEB 21: PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY – 6:00 PM; (LIVE-STREAMED ON FACEBOOK); FEB 23: PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY – 6:00 PM. Note: Confession available before and after Liturgy. THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE PRESANTIFIED GIFTS: Presanctified_SATB (NOTE: PreSanctified Liturgy books are in the church). Streaming via Facebook Live: … Continue Reading …

FEB 24: 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

  PROPERS: 02-24_Finding_DL NOTE: The Polyeleos Feast of the First and Second Findings of the head of John the Baptist replaces the Second All Soul’s Saturday. For pastoral reasons, a Panachida for All Soul’s will be celebrated on February 25th after 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy. Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/directory On… Continue Reading …

FEB 25: 2ND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – COMMEMORATION OF ST. GREGORY PALAMAS AND PANACHIDA FOR 2ND ALL SOULS SATURDAY

   FEB 25: DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASAL: 9:00 AM,  DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASAL: 11:00 AM, PANACHIDA FOR 2ND ALL SOULS SATURDAY – 12:10 AM. PROPERS: 02-25-24_GF2_Sunday_DL PANACHIDA: https://mci.archpitt.org/books/DL/page.html?432 (Or you can find the Panachida in the Divine Liturgie book on page 432.) Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found… Continue Reading …

GOD WITH US ONLINE: WEBINAR SERIES – JAN – MAY 2024: FORMED FOR LIFE AND GOD WITH US INSTITUTE: The House of the Lord – A Biblical Catechesis on the Temple

GOD WITH US ONLINE SPRING WEBINARS JAN – MAY 2024: FORMED FOR LIFE – DELIVERED TO THE SAINTS SERIES AND BYZANTINE BOOKSHELF SERIES: FLYER: Q1-2024-Parish-God-With-Us-Online-Free-Webinars The first spring 2024 webinar is Friday, Jan 12, at 4 PM EST called FORMING SAINTS THE BYZIKIDS WAY. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1hj3KunhQ7KAwpwd2Dm9lg#/registration The second spring 2024 webinar is Monday, Jan 29 … Continue Reading …

FEB 27: COMMEMORATION OF PROCOPIUS VENERABLE CONFESSOR

     Today we commemorate, Porcopius, Venerable Confessor, who was a monk and ascetic from Decaplis. He lived during the eighth century east of Lake Galilee in the area of Decaplis. Both he and St. Basil rose up against the Iconoclast heresy that occured during that time. He was ordered arrested by emperor Leo the… Continue Reading …

FEB 26 – MAR 3: THIRD WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

The following is from God With Us On-line: Great Fast for the Domestic Church. Third Week: ThirdWeek 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… Continue Reading …

MAR 2 & 9: 3RD AND 4TH ALL SOULS SATURDAY

  PROPERS: All_Souls_Saturday_DL PARASTAS: Parastas Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/directory 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… Continue Reading …

MAR 3: 3RD SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – VENERATION OF THE CROSS AND PANACHIDA FOR 3RD ALL SOULS SATURDAY

   MAR 3: CONFESSION – 8:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASAL AND PROCESSION – 9:00 AM; PANACHIDA FOR 3RD ALL SOULS SATURDAY – 10:15 AM.  PROPERS: 03-03-24_GF3_Sunday_DL PANACHIDA: https://mci.archpitt.org/books/DL/page.html?432 “The Panachida is a memorial service for the dead, that provides an opportunity to pray for the soul of the one who has died, asking God… Continue Reading …

MAR 4 – 10: FOURTH WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

The following is from God With Us On-line: Great Fast for the Domestic Church. Fourth Week: FourthWeek The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical Center) & the daily readings for the fourth week of the Great Fast (from THE HOLY BIBLE, Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition): MAR… Continue Reading …

MAR 6: MID-LENT AND COMMEMORATION OF THE 42 MARTYRS OF AMMORIUM: PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY

    MAR 6: PRESANCTITIED LITURGY – 6:00 PM. Note: Confession offered before and after Liturgy. Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ The Holy 42 Martyrs of Amorium, were Passion-bearers, or those who would face their death in a Christ-like manner. Those remembered this day are Constantine, Aetius, Theophilus, Theodore, Melissenus, Callistus, Basoes and 35 others, who with… Continue Reading …

MARCH 9: COMMEMORATION OF THE 40 MARTYRS OF SEBASTE

   On March 9th we commemorate the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste or The Holy Forty. At that time, 40 soldiers openly confessed themselves Christians & were condemned by the prefect to be exposed naked upon a frozen pond near Sebaste on a bitterly cold night so they would freeze to death. One confessor yielded &… Continue Reading …

MAR 10: 4TH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – ST. JOHN CLIMACUS VENERABLE, PANACHIDA FOR 4TH ALL SOULS SATURDAY, AND EASTERN CHRISTIAN FORMATION CLASS DAY (DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME)

   MAR 10: CONFESSION – 8:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASIL – 9:00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED), EASTERN CHRISTIAN FORMATION – 10:15 AM; DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASIL – 11:00 AM, PANACHIDA FOR 4TH ALL SOULS SATURDAY – 11:15 AM. (NOTE: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME: “SPRING AHEAD” clocks 1 hour at 2 AM.) PROPERS: 03-10-24_GF4_Sunday_DL The complete text… Continue Reading …

MAR 10: BECOMING BYZANTINE – BYZANTINE CHRISTIAN FORMATION FOR ADULTS – ONLINE PARISH WEBINAR SERIES

       MAR 10: BECOMING BYZANTINE – ONLINE PARISH WEBINAR SERIES FOR ADULTS – 6:00 PM. Join us for a monthly webinar on the Becoming Byzantine Series! Every 2nd Sunday of the Month at 6:00 PM until June 2024! Welcome to Becoming Byzantine! This series is intended to be an online introduction to Byzantine Catholic Faith, Worship, and… Continue Reading …

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