Saturday, August 17, 2019 UTC

MAY 10 & 11: FEAST OF STS. CYRIL & METHODIUS (MAY 11) & COMMEMORATION OF SIMON THE ZEALOT APOSTLE (MAY 10)

cyril_and_methodius MAY 11: CONFESSION – 3:00 PM; DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM.

On May 11th we celebrate the patron saints of our parish. They were two Byzantine Greek brothers born in Thessaloniki in the ninth century, who became missionaries of Christianity among the Slavs of Great Moravia and Pannonia. Through their work they influenced the cultural development of all Slavic peoples for which they received the title “Apostles to the Slavs.” They are credited with devising the Glagolitic alphabet, the first alphabet used to transcribe the Old Church Slavonic language.

On May 10th we commemorate Simon the Zealot, Apostle.  As noted from oca.org, “Saint Simon was from Cana in Galilee, and was known to the Lord and His Mother. Tradition says that he was the bridegroom at the wedding where the Savior performed His first miracle. After witnessing the miracle of the water which had been turned into wine, he became a zealous follower of Christ. For this reason, he is known as Saint Simon the Zealot. Saint Simon was one of the twelve Apostles, and received the Holy Spirit with the others on Pentecost. He traveled to many places from Britain to the Black Sea, proclaiming the Gospel of Christ. After winning many pagans to the Lord, Saint Simon suffered martyrdom by crucifixion.”