Sunday, February 5, 2023 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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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, POTLUCK MEAT DISH TO SHARE, AND 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; PLEASE BRING POTLUCK MEAT DISH TO SHARE AFTER DIVINE LITURGY; 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… 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 …

MAR 4, 11 AND 18: ST. NICHOLAS EUROPEAN PASCHA MARKET PREPARATIONS AND HELP NEEDED

     MARCH 4, 11, AND 18 (SATURDAYS): PLEASE MARK THESE DATES ON YOUR CALENDARS – YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! (Making Halupki, Nut/Apricot Rolls, Paska Bread, Lamb Butter) MORE DETAILS SOON. PASCHA MARKET – Saturday – April 1. APRIL 1: 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM on Lazarus Saturday. The Market will be a drive through/pick… Continue Reading …

FEB 15 & 17: VESPERS AND DIVINE LITURGY FOR SATURDAY

     FEB 15: VESPERS (ALITURGICAL DAY) – 6:00 PM; FEB 17: DIVINE LITURGY FOR SATURDAY- 6:00 PM.  Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/    

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), MARDI GRAS POTLUCK; AND VESPERS OF FORGIVENESS AND PRE-LENTEN READING PREPARATION

FEB 19: DIVINE LITURGY – 09:00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED & OUTDOORS WEATHER PERMITTING); PLEASE BRING CHEESY DISHES FOR POTLUCK TO SHARE AFTER DIVINE LITURGY. ALSO, CHILDREN CAN BRING COSTUMES, MARDI GRAS BEADS AND MASKS. 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… 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 …

FEB 22 & 24 – PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY

          FEB 22: PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY – 6:00 PM (LIVE-STREAMED ON FACEBOOK); FEB 24 – PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY – 6:00 PM. 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 HOLY LITURGY OF THE PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS ACCORDING TO BYZANTINE RITE TRADITION (from the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh): https://archpitt.org/the-holy-liturgy-of-the-presanctified-gifts-according-to-byzantine-rite-tradition/… Continue Reading …

FEB 25: 1ST & 2ND FINDINGS OF THE HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

  PROPERS: 02-25-23_GF1_Saturday_Finding_DL NOTE: Because of “Clean Week,” the Feast of the First and Second Findings of the head of John the Basptist is transferred to Saturday, February 25th. Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream On February 24th (this year commemorated on February 25th) we commemorate the 1st and 2nd Findings of… Continue Reading …

FEB 25: COMMEMORATION OF THE MIRACLE OF THE GREAT-MARTYR THEODORE & SATURDAY IN THE FIRST WEEK OF THE GREAT FAST

PROPERS: 02-25-23_GF1_Saturday_Finding_DL Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream 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 offered to… Continue Reading …

FEB 26: 1ST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY & THE BLESSING OF ICONS

FEB 26: CONFESSION – 08:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASIL – 9:00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED), DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. BASIL – 11:00 AM.  PROPERS: 02-26-23_GF1_Sunday_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 GOD WITH US ONLINE – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY: https://godwithusonline.org/reflections/the-sunday-of-orthodoxy-ruthenian/ Today’s Gospel is John 1: 43-51 in which Jesus… Continue Reading …