Tuesday, November 21, 2017 UTC

“Glory To Jesus Christ!” Slava Isusu Christu! – “Glory Forever” Slava Na Viki!

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.

NOV 15 – DEC 24: PHILLIP’S FAST

  The Phillip's Fast may be observed voluntarily, partially, or in its entirety.  Minimum fast… [more]

NOV 15 – DEC 24: PHILLIP’S FAST NOV 15 - DEC 24: PHILLIP'S FAST

NOV 18 – 19, NOV 22: 24TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. CECELIA (NOV 22ND)

NOV 18: GREAT VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY  - 4:00 PM; NOV 19: MATINS - 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY - 10:30 AM;… [more]

NOV 18 – 19, NOV 22: 24TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. CECELIA (NOV 22ND) NOV 18 - 19, NOV 22: 24TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. CECELIA (NOV 22ND)

NOV 20 & 21: FEAST OF ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS

 NOV 20: VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY- 6:30 PM; NOV 21: DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM. The Feast of the… [more]

NOV 20 & 21: FEAST OF ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS NOV 20 & 21: FEAST OF ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS

NOV 22: THANKSGIVING

 NOV 22:  DIVINE LITURGY (SN) - 6:00 PM. Thanksgiving Day commemorates the feast held by the Pilgrim… [more]

NOV 22: THANKSGIVING NOV 22: THANKSGIVING

NOV 25 & 26, NOV 29: 25TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. ANDREW APOSTLE (NOV 30TH)

NOV 25: GREAT VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; NOV 26: MATINS - 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY - 10:30 AM;… [more]

NOV 25 & 26, NOV 29: 25TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. ANDREW APOSTLE (NOV 30TH) NOV 25 & 26, NOV 29: 25TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. ANDREW APOSTLE (NOV 30TH)

DEC 8 & 9: ST. NICHOLAS EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKET

 LOCATION: HOLSHAUSER BUILDING, STATE FAIR GROUNDS, RALEIGH, NC DEC 8: MARKET - 5:00 - 9:00 PM;… [more]

DEC 8 & 9: ST. NICHOLAS EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKET DEC 8 & 9: ST. NICHOLAS EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKET

DEC 2 & 3: 26TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 DEC 2: VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; DEC 3: MATINS - 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY - 10:30 AM. Today's… [more]

DEC 2 & 3: 26TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST DEC 2 & 3: 26TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

DEC 4: FEAST OF ST. BARBARA

 DEC 4: DIVINE LITURGY - 6:30 PM. St. Barbara is the patron saint of miners, artillerymen and firemen.… [more]

DEC 4: FEAST OF ST. BARBARA DEC 4: FEAST OF ST. BARBARA

DEC 5 & 6: FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS OF MYRA ARCHBISHOP

 DEC 5: GREAT VESPERS (VISIT OF ST. NICHOLAS) - 6:00 pm; DEC 6: DIVINE LITURGY - 6:00 PM.  The church… [more]

DEC 5 & 6: FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS OF MYRA ARCHBISHOP DEC 5 & 6: FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS OF MYRA ARCHBISHOP

DEC 7: FEAST OF THE MATERNITY OF HOLY ANNA

 DEC 7: VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY - 6:30 PM. The church commemorates the Conception of the Theotokos… [more]

DEC 7: FEAST OF THE MATERNITY OF HOLY ANNA DEC 7: FEAST OF THE MATERNITY OF HOLY ANNA

DEC 9 & 10: 27TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 DEC 9: VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; DEC 10: MATINS - 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY -10:30 AM. The… [more]

DEC 9 & 10: 27TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST DEC 9 & 10: 27TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

DEC 12: FEAST OF THE THEOTOKOS OF GUADALUPE – PATRONESS OF THE AMERICAS

DEC 11:  DIVINE LITURGY - 11:00 AM. The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe commemorates the apparitions… [more]

DEC 12: FEAST OF THE THEOTOKOS OF GUADALUPE – PATRONESS OF THE AMERICAS DEC 12: FEAST OF THE THEOTOKOS OF GUADALUPE - PATRONESS OF THE AMERICAS

DEC 12: FEAST OF ST. LUCIA

DEC 12: DIVINE LITURGY & VISIT OF ST. LUCY - 6:00 PM. This feast day commemorates Saint Lucy who… [more]

DEC 12: FEAST OF ST. LUCIA DEC 12: FEAST OF ST. LUCIA

DEC 16 & 17: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS

DEC 16: VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; DEC 17: MATINS - 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY - 10:30 AM. Today's… [more]

DEC 16 & 17: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS DEC 16 & 17: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS

DEC 22, 23 & 24: SATURDAY & SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS & SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS

  DEC 22: ROYAL HOURS - 0600 AM, 0900 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM;  DEC 23: VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY - 4:30… [more]

DEC 22, 23 & 24: SATURDAY & SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS & SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS DEC 22, 23 & 24: SATURDAY & SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS & SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS

NOV 15 – DEC 24: PHILLIP’S FAST

  The Phillip’s Fast may be observed voluntarily, partially, or in its entirety.  Minimum fast is no meat on Fridays. Abstinence is to be observed on all Wednesdays and Fridays and forbids the use of meat, permitting dairy and egg products. Strict abstinence is abstention from meat, dairy, eggs, fish, wine and oil.  The Ascetic fast… Continue Reading …

NOV 18 – 19, NOV 22: 24TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. CECELIA (NOV 22ND)

NOV 18: GREAT VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY  – 4:00 PM; NOV 19: MATINS – 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:30 AM; NOV 20: VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY – 6:30 PM; NOV 22: DIVINE LITURGY (SN) – 6:00 PM. The Gospel Reading comes from Luke 12: 16-21 about a Certain Rich Man. We are taught – thoughts that exclude God;… Continue Reading …

NOV 20 & 21: FEAST OF ENTRANCE OF THE THEOTOKOS

 NOV 20: VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY- 6:30 PM; NOV 21: DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM. The Feast of the Entrance into the Temple of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary is celebrated on November 21 each year. The Feast commemorates when as a young child, the Virgin Mary entered the Temple in Jerusalem. The Entrance of… Continue Reading …

NOV 22: THANKSGIVING

 NOV 22:  DIVINE LITURGY (SN) – 6:00 PM. Thanksgiving Day commemorates the feast held by the Pilgrim colonists and members of the Wampanoag people at Plymouth in 1621. On this day people express gratitude to God for His blessings and give thanks to dear ones for their love & support.

NOV 25 & 26, NOV 29: 25TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. ANDREW APOSTLE (NOV 30TH)

NOV 25: GREAT VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; NOV 26: MATINS – 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:30 AM; NOV 29: DIVINE LITURGY (ALITURGICAL DAY) – 6:00 PM. The Gospel Reading today is Luke 13:10-17 about Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman on the Sabbath. The story is about the controversy between Jesus and the synagogue leader who didn’t agree… Continue Reading …

DEC 8 & 9: ST. NICHOLAS EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKET

 LOCATION: HOLSHAUSER BUILDING, STATE FAIR GROUNDS, RALEIGH, NC DEC 8: MARKET – 5:00 – 9:00 PM; DEC 9: MARKET/FOOD, GERMAN BAND, IRISH STEP-DANCERS – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. A European Christmas market right in Raleigh! New and vintage Christmas linens, ornaments, unique and handmade gifts and more from Ukraine, Scandinavia, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Slovakia.… Continue Reading …

DEC 2 & 3: 26TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 DEC 2: VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; DEC 3: MATINS – 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:30 AM. Today’s gospel is Luke 18:18-27, The Rich and the Kingdom of God. This gospel reading is about the rich young man who’s obedient to the rules and regulations of his faith, but is that enough? As with the… Continue Reading …

DEC 4: FEAST OF ST. BARBARA

 DEC 4: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:30 PM. St. Barbara is the patron saint of miners, artillerymen and firemen. Her traditional feast day is December 4th. According to legend, her father, a pagan emperor persecuted Christians. He kept her a virgin by locking her up in a tower when he was away. One day he returned… Continue Reading …

DEC 5 & 6: FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS OF MYRA ARCHBISHOP

 DEC 5: GREAT VESPERS (VISIT OF ST. NICHOLAS) – 6:00 pm; DEC 6: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM.  The church commemorates St Nicholas the Wonder-worker and Archbishop of Myra, because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession. Though his family had been rich, Saint Nicholas decided to distribute all of his possessions to the… Continue Reading …

DEC 7: FEAST OF THE MATERNITY OF HOLY ANNA

 DEC 7: VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY – 6:30 PM. The church commemorates the Conception of the Theotokos by the Righteous Anna or the day that Mary’s parents, Joachim and Anna, conceived her. Joachim and Anna, who were barren, conceive the Virgin Mary after prayerfully pleading with God that they could become parents. Troparion: “Today the bonds of… Continue Reading …

DEC 9 & 10: 27TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 DEC 9: VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; DEC 10: MATINS – 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY -10:30 AM. The Gospel Reading for this Sunday’s Gospel Reading is Luke 17: 12-19 – The Healing of the Ten Lepers. The story makes 2 points. First, what true faith really is, and also about the unfaithfulness of the Jews. Second, and… Continue Reading …

DEC 12: FEAST OF THE THEOTOKOS OF GUADALUPE – PATRONESS OF THE AMERICAS

DEC 11:  DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM. The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe commemorates the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin in 1531 to St. Juan Diego on the hills of Tepeyac near Mexico City between Dec. 9 and Dec. 12, 1531. Mary, looking like a Mexican princess, appeared four times to the Juan Diego. She… Continue Reading …

DEC 12: FEAST OF ST. LUCIA

DEC 12: DIVINE LITURGY & VISIT OF ST. LUCY – 6:00 PM. This feast day commemorates Saint Lucy who was of noble birth and vowed eternal chastity. Saint Agatha appeared to Saint Lucy when she made a pilgrimage to her tomb, asking her to help restore the health of her mother. From that time on,… Continue Reading …

DEC 16 & 17: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS

DEC 16: VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; DEC 17: MATINS – 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:30 AM. Today’s Gospel is from Luke 14: 16-24, The Parable of the Great Banquet. This story was told at a dinner that Jesus attended. Jesus just healed a man with dropsy & taught a brief lesson on serving others.… Continue Reading …

DEC 22, 23 & 24: SATURDAY & SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS & SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS

  DEC 22: ROYAL HOURS – 0600 AM, 0900 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM;  DEC 23: VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY – 4:30 PM; DEC 24: MATINS – 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:30 AM. Today’s Gospel Reading Matthew 1: 1-25 is The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah. On this day the Church commemorates the ancestors of Christ… Continue Reading …