Tuesday, December 12, 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

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

DEC 12:  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 13: FEAST OF ST. LUCIA

DEC 13: DIVINE LITURGY - 6:00 PM. This feast day celebrated on December 12th, commemorates Saint Lucy… [more]

DEC 13: FEAST OF ST. LUCIA DEC 13: FEAST OF ST. LUCIA

DEC 16 & 17: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS

DEC 16: TYPIKA - 4:00 PM; DEC 17: MATINS - 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY - 10:30 AM. Today's Gospel is from… [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 (1ST & 3RD) - 0900 AM, (6TH & 9TH) - 12:00 PM;  DEC 23: MATINS: 7:00… [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

DEC 24 & 25: FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD, GOD, AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST

 DEC 24: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY BASIL THE GREAT (SCM)  - 4:00 PM; HOLY SUPPER (CHURCH HALL) - 6:00… [more]

DEC 24 & 25: FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD, GOD, AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST DEC 24 & 25: FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD, GOD, AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST

DEC 26: SYNAXIS OF THE THEOTOKOS

  The day after most major feasts in the Byzantine Catholic Church calendar is dedicated to the person… [more]

DEC 26: SYNAXIS OF THE THEOTOKOS DEC 26: SYNAXIS OF THE THEOTOKOS

DEC 27: COMMEMORATION OF ST. STEPHEN PROTOMARTYR

 DEC 27: DIVINE LITURGY - 11:00 AM. The Church celebrates the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian… [more]

DEC 27: COMMEMORATION OF ST. STEPHEN PROTOMARTYR DEC 27: COMMEMORATION OF ST. STEPHEN PROTOMARTYR

DEC 28: COMMEMORATION OF THE 20,000 MARTYRS of NICOMEDIA

 On December 28th we commemorate the 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia, because in the year 302 A.D. the Emperor… [more]

DEC 28: COMMEMORATION OF THE 20,000 MARTYRS of NICOMEDIA DEC 28: COMMEMORATION OF THE 20,000 MARTYRS of NICOMEDIA

DEC 29: COMMEMORATION OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS

 This feast day is commemorated for the 14,000 Infants (the Holy Innocents) slain by Herod at Bethlehem.… [more]

DEC 29: COMMEMORATION OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS DEC 29: COMMEMORATION OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS

DEC 30, 31 & JAN 1: SATURDAY & SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, COMMEMORATION OF DAVID, JOSEPH & JAMES; FEAST OF THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD, GOD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST & FEAST OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT

 DEC 30: VIGIL/DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; DEC 31: MATINS - 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY - 10:30 AM. On… [more]

DEC 30, 31 & JAN 1: SATURDAY & SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, COMMEMORATION OF DAVID, JOSEPH & JAMES; FEAST OF THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD, GOD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST & FEAST OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT DEC 30, 31 & JAN 1: SATURDAY & SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, COMMEMORATION OF DAVID, JOSEPH & JAMES; FEAST OF THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD, GOD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST & FEAST OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT

JAN 4: SYNAXIS OF THE 70 HOLY APOSTLES

 On January 4th we commemorate the 70 Disciples and Apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They are those… [more]

JAN 4: SYNAXIS OF THE 70 HOLY APOSTLES JAN 4: SYNAXIS OF THE 70 HOLY APOSTLES

JAN 5, 6 & 7: THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD, GOD, & SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST & THE SUNDAY AFTER THEOPHANY (SYNAXIS OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST)

JAN 5: ROYAL HOURS - 6:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM; VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (ST. C & M) &… [more]

JAN 5, 6 & 7: THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD, GOD, & SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST & THE SUNDAY AFTER THEOPHANY (SYNAXIS OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) JAN 5, 6 & 7: THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD, GOD, & SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST & THE SUNDAY AFTER THEOPHANY (SYNAXIS OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST)

JAN 13 & 14: SUNDAY OF ZACCHAEUS

JAN 13: DIVINE LITURGY (SN) - 4:00 PM; JAN 14: MATINS - 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY - 10:30 AM. Reading… [more]

JAN 13 & 14: SUNDAY OF ZACCHAEUS JAN 13 & 14: SUNDAY OF ZACCHAEUS

JAN 30: THREE HOLY HIERARCHS

  On January 30th each year, we commemorate The Three Holy Hierarchs of Eastern Christianity… [more]

JAN 30: THREE HOLY HIERARCHS JAN 30: THREE HOLY HIERARCHS

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 …

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

DEC 12:  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 13: FEAST OF ST. LUCIA

DEC 13: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM. This feast day celebrated on December 12th, 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, Lucy… Continue Reading …

DEC 16 & 17: SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FOREFATHERS

DEC 16: TYPIKA – 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. Jesus… Continue Reading …

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

  DEC 22: ROYAL HOURS (1ST & 3RD) – 0900 AM, (6TH & 9TH) – 12:00 PM;  DEC 23: MATINS: 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY –  9:00 AM, VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) – 4:00 PM, DIVINE LITURGY (SN) – 10:00 PM; DEC 24: MATINS – 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 9:00 AM (SN). Today’s Gospel Reading… Continue Reading …

DEC 24 & 25: FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD, GOD, AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST

 DEC 24: VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY BASIL THE GREAT (SCM)  – 4:00 PM; HOLY SUPPER (CHURCH HALL) – 6:00 PM; “MIDNIGHT” NATIVITY LITURGY (SN) – 10:00 PM (SN); DEC 25: MATINS – 8:00 AM; DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM (SCM). During the evening Divine Liturgy the Gospel Reading (December 24th) is Luke 2: 1-20, the Birth of Jesus, the… Continue Reading …

DEC 26: SYNAXIS OF THE THEOTOKOS

  The day after most major feasts in the Byzantine Catholic Church calendar is dedicated to the person who is in the “2nd role” in the action of the Feast. In this case, although Christmas is clearly about Christ, His Blessed Mother has the next place of honor. A synaxis is an “assembly,” and we come… Continue Reading …

DEC 27: COMMEMORATION OF ST. STEPHEN PROTOMARTYR

 DEC 27: DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM. The Church celebrates the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. The Holy Spirit worked powerfully through his faith, enabling him to perform many miracles and always defeat the Jews who would dispute with him. He was stoned outside Jerusalem for blasphemy and died praying for his… Continue Reading …

DEC 28: COMMEMORATION OF THE 20,000 MARTYRS of NICOMEDIA

 On December 28th we commemorate the 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia, because in the year 302 A.D. the Emperor Maximian Hercules was in the town of Nicomedia. When he realized the enormous number of Christians in that town, he devised a means to convert them all to idol worship or murder them all at one time.… Continue Reading …

DEC 29: COMMEMORATION OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS

 This feast day is commemorated for the 14,000 Infants (the Holy Innocents) slain by Herod at Bethlehem. Since the early days of the Church, they have been honored as martyrs for Christ.    

DEC 30, 31 & JAN 1: SATURDAY & SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, COMMEMORATION OF DAVID, JOSEPH & JAMES; FEAST OF THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD, GOD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST & FEAST OF ST. BASIL THE GREAT

 DEC 30: VIGIL/DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; DEC 31: MATINS – 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:30 AM. On December 31st, the Sunday after Christmas, we also commemorate the “relatives of the Lord”, particularly Saint Joseph, husband of Mary; Holy Apostle James, the brother of the Lord, first bishop of Jerusalem; and King David, prophet and our Lord’s… Continue Reading …

JAN 4: SYNAXIS OF THE 70 HOLY APOSTLES

 On January 4th we commemorate the 70 Disciples and Apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They are those of whom Jesus chose in addition to the Twelve and sent forth to do the work of preaching. With time, others were added to their number by the Holy Apostles, who with the assistance of the 70, were preaching… Continue Reading …

JAN 5, 6 & 7: THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD, GOD, & SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST & THE SUNDAY AFTER THEOPHANY (SYNAXIS OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST)

JAN 5: ROYAL HOURS – 6:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM; VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (ST. C & M) & BLESSING OF WATER – 6:00 PM; JAN 6 – DIVINE LITURGY (ST. N) & BLESSING OF WATER – 4:00 PM; JAN 7: MATINS – 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:30 AM. Feast of Theophany commemorates Christ’s… Continue Reading …

JAN 13 & 14: SUNDAY OF ZACCHAEUS

JAN 13: DIVINE LITURGY (SN) – 4:00 PM; JAN 14: MATINS – 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:30 AM. Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – Preface: JourneyThroughtheGreatFastPrefac Reading from the “Journey Through the Great Fast” – The Sunday of Zacchaeus: SundayofZacchaeus Bible Reading for Sunday of Zacchaeus: PRELentenReadingJAN29SundayofZacchaeus The season of Great Lent is… Continue Reading …

JAN 30: THREE HOLY HIERARCHS

  On January 30th each year, we commemorate The Three Holy Hierarchs of Eastern Christianity 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 shaping Christian theology. In Eastern Christianity they are also known as the… Continue Reading …