Monday, January 30, 2023 UTC

CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM! “Christos Razhdajetsja” (KRIS-TOS ROZH-DA-YET-SyAH) “Slaveety Yoho” (SLA-VEE-TE YEAH-HO)

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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JAN 29: SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN & THE PHARISEE (4TH SUNDAY BEFORE THE GREAT FAST) AND PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

     JAN 29: CONFESSION – 08:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 9:00 AM; DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM. PROPERS: 01-29-23_Sunday_Publican_and_Pharisee_DL Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream Sunday of Publican and Pharisee reflection from Father Mark: EvaluationfromFatherMark Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Sunday of the… Continue Reading …

JAN 29: COMMEMORATION OF THE TRANSLATION OF THE RELICS OF IGNATIUS MARTYR

Some calendar feasts are called the “Translation of the Relics” of a particular saint. The word ‘translation’ means, the removal of the remains of a saint from one place, for example, his or her tomb, usually in a reliquary or container for holy relics, to another place, like an important church or cathedral.  In this… Continue Reading …

JAN 30: THREE HOLY HIERARCHS (SIMPLE HOLY DAY)

         JAN 30: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:30 PM. PROPERS: 01-30_Three_Hierarchs_DL 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… Continue Reading …

FEB 1, 2 & 3: THE FEAST OF THE MEETING OF OUR LORD WITH SIMEON AND ANNA (CANDLEMAS)(SOLEMN HOLY DAY) AND SYNAXIS OF THE HOLY PROPHETS SIMEON AND ANNA

FEB 1: VESPERS – 6:00 PM; FEB 2: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:30 PM, BLESSING OF CANDLES (LIVE-STREAMED); FEB 3 – DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM, BLESSING OF CANDLES. FR. VASLY’S MESSAGE FOR TODAY: Feb 2 2022 Message from Fr. Vasyl PROPERS VESPERS: 02-02_Meeting_Vespers PROPERS DIVINE LITURGY:  02-02_Meeting_DL (1) Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes live-streaming in… Continue Reading …

FEB 5: THE SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON (3RD SUNDAY BEFORE THE GREAT FAST) AND PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

  FEB 5: DIVINE LITURGY – 9:00 AM (LIVE STREAMED & OUTDOORS WEATHER PERMITTING). PROPERS: 02-13-22_Sunday_Prodigcal_Son_DL Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Sunday of the Prodigal Son: SundayofProdigalSon Reading for Sunday of the Prodigal Son: PRELentenReadingSundayoftheProdigalSon GOD WITH US ON LINE… Continue Reading …

FEB 8 & 10: DIVINE LITURGY

     FEB 8: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM; FEB 10: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM..  Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/    

GOD WITH US ONLINE: WINTER 2023 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 2 free webinars from Janurary to February 2023 that you can register and view here to help you in your understanding of Eastern Christianity:  http://easterncatholic.org In order to… Continue Reading …

FEB 11: 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY

PROPERS FOR ALL SOULS SATURDAY: All_Souls_Saturday_DL PARASTAS: Parastas Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream An Explantation of the Byzantine Rite Liturgical Practice of Observing All Souls Saturdays (from the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh): https://archpitt.org/an-explantation-of-the-byzantine-rite-liturgical-practive-of-observing-all-souls-saturdays/ All Souls Saturday is a day set aside for commemoration of the dead within the liturgical year of… Continue Reading …

FEB 12: SUNDAY OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (MEAT-FARE SUNDAY), EASTERN CHRISTIAN FORMATION CLASSES, PANACHIDA FOR 1ST ALL SOULS SATURDAY, AND PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

  FEB 12: CONFESSION – 8:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 9:00 AM, EASTERN CHRISTIAN FORMATION CLASS – 09:15 AM; DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM, PANACHIDA – 12:00 PM (AFTER 11:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY). PROPERS: 02-12-23_Sunday_Meatfare_DL PANACHIDA: https://mci.archpitt.org/books/DL/page.html?432 Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream Reading from the “Journey Through the… Continue Reading …

FEB 14: DEATH OF CYRIL APOSTLE TO THE SLAVS

St. Cyril was a Byzantine linguist, teacher, scholar and missionary who preached Christianity to the Slavik people in Moravia (modern day Czech Republic and Slovakia) with his brother Methodius during the 9th century. He created the Glagolitic alphabet, which came before the Cyrillic alphabet (named after him).  Inorder to facilitate his preaching to the Slavs,… Continue Reading …

FEB 18: COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS AND MOTHERS

PROPERS: PF4_Saturday_Cheesefare_DL Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream On February 18th 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 and actions. If… Continue Reading …

FEB 19: SUNDAY OF CHEESE-FARE (FORGIVENESS SUNDAY), VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS AND PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 19: CONFESSION – 08:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 09:00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED); DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM, VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS – 12:00 PM. PROPERS: 02-19-23_Sunday_Cheesefare_DL Vespers of Forgiveness: Lenten_Sunday_Afternoon_Vespers Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Sunday of Cheese-Fare: SundayofCheeseFare… Continue Reading …

FEB 20 – APR 8: THE GREAT FAST

  The Great Fast is a period of strict fasting, with some mitigation for Saturdays, Sundays and Holy Days. Holy Week and 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… Continue Reading …

FEB 20: FIRST DAY OF THE GREAT FAST (PURE MONDAY)

    FEB 20: PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY – 06:30 PM (Books for the Liturgy are in the Church). Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/ Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE PRESANTIFIED GIFTS E-VERSION (note – this is a “draft,” but if you don’t have a book, it can be a… Continue Reading …

FEB 20 – FEB 26: FIRST WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

The following is from the Melkite Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Newton, Office of Educational Services, which you may want to share with your family each week of the Great Fast: “Living with Christ – Great Lent at Home.” First Week: GreatLentAtHomeFirstWeek The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical… Continue Reading …