Tuesday, June 19, 2018 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 and Divine Liturgies. Please see “Tabs” above for additional information.

MAY 28 – JUNE 29: THE APOSTLES’ FAST (FASTING REGULATIONS FROM FATHER MARK)

  The Apostles Fast is a fast which begins on the second Monday after Pentecost or the Monday after… [more]

MAY 28 – JUNE 29: THE APOSTLES’ FAST (FASTING REGULATIONS FROM FATHER MARK) MAY 28 - JUNE 29: THE APOSTLES' FAST (FASTING REGULATIONS FROM FATHER MARK)

JUNE 23 & 24: 5TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

 JUNE 23: TYPIKA - 4:00 PM (SN); JUNE 24: TYPIKA - 10:00 AM. The Gospel Reading for this Sunday is… [more]

JUNE 23 & 24: 5TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST JUNE 23 & 24: 5TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

JUNE 28: FEAST OF PETER & PAUL PREEMINENT APOSTLES (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

 JUNE 28: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY - 6:30 PM. The feast day commemorates the Apostles St. Peter and St.… [more]

JUNE 28: FEAST OF PETER & PAUL PREEMINENT APOSTLES (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION) JUNE 28: FEAST OF PETER & PAUL PREEMINENT APOSTLES (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

JUNE 30, JULY 1 & 2: SYNAXIS OF THE 12 APOSTLES, 6TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF THE ROBE OF THE THEOTOKOS (JULY 2)

 JUNE 30: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM (SN); JULY 1: DIVINE LITURGY - 9:30 AM (SCM) NOTE NEW DIVINE… [more]

JUNE 30, JULY 1 & 2: SYNAXIS OF THE 12 APOSTLES, 6TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF THE ROBE OF THE THEOTOKOS (JULY 2) JUNE 30, JULY 1 & 2: SYNAXIS OF THE 12 APOSTLES, 6TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF THE ROBE OF THE THEOTOKOS (JULY 2)

JULY 5: COMMEMORATION OF VENERABLE FATHER ATHANASIUS OF MT. ATHOS

On July 5th we commemorate our Venerable Father Athanasius of Mount Athos. He was a monk who founded… [more]

JULY 5: COMMEMORATION OF VENERABLE FATHER ATHANASIUS OF MT. ATHOS JULY 5: COMMEMORATION OF VENERABLE FATHER ATHANASIUS OF MT. ATHOS

JULY 7, 8 & 10: 7TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ANTHONY OF THE CAVES VENERABLE

 JULY 7: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY (SN)  - 4:00 PM; JULY 8: DIVINE LITURGY - 9:30 AM (SCM) NOTE NEW DIVINE… [more]

JULY 7, 8 & 10: 7TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ANTHONY OF THE CAVES VENERABLE JULY 7, 8 & 10: 7TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ANTHONY OF THE CAVES VENERABLE

JULY 14 & 15: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 1ST SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS (8TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST) & COMMEMORATION OF VLADIMIR THE GREAT EQUAL TO THE APOSTLES

 JULY 14: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM (SN); JULY 15: DIVINE LITURGY (SCM)- 9:30 AM. There are… [more]

JULY 14 & 15: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 1ST SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS (8TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST) & COMMEMORATION OF VLADIMIR THE GREAT EQUAL TO THE APOSTLES JULY 14 & 15: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 1ST SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS (8TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST) & COMMEMORATION OF VLADIMIR THE GREAT EQUAL TO THE APOSTLES

JULY 19 & 20: FEAST OF ELIJAH – GREAT PROPHET (SIMPLE HOLY DAY)

 JULY 19: GREAT VESPERS & BLESSING OF WHEELED TRANSPORTATION - 6:00 PM (SN); JULY 20: DIVINE LITURGY &… [more]

JULY 19 & 20: FEAST OF ELIJAH – GREAT PROPHET (SIMPLE HOLY DAY) JULY 19 & 20: FEAST OF ELIJAH - GREAT PROPHET (SIMPLE HOLY DAY)

JULY 21, 22 & 24: 9TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF BORIS & GLEB MARTYRS (JULY 24)

JULY 21: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY - 4:00 PM; JULY 22: DIVINE LITURGY - 9:30 AM; JULY 24: DIVINE LITURGY &… [more]

JULY 21, 22 & 24: 9TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF BORIS & GLEB MARTYRS (JULY 24) JULY 21, 22 & 24: 9TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF BORIS & GLEB MARTYRS (JULY 24)

JULY 25: DORMITION OF ST. ANNA

JULY 25: DIVINE LITURGY - 6:00 PM (SN). On July 25th the Dormition of St. Anna, Mother of the Most… [more]

JULY 25: DORMITION OF ST. ANNA JULY 25: DORMITION OF ST. ANNA

JULY 27: COMMEMORATION OF PANTELEIMON GREAT MARTYR

  Today we commemorate the Great Martyr Panteleimon. He was educated as a physician, and he "dedicated… [more]

JULY 27: COMMEMORATION OF PANTELEIMON GREAT MARTYR JULY 27: COMMEMORATION OF PANTELEIMON GREAT MARTYR

JULY 28 & 29: 10TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 28: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) - 4:00 PM; JULY 29: DIVINE LITURGY (SCM) - 9:30 AM. This Sunday's… [more]

JULY 28 & 29: 10TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 28 & 29: 10TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

AUG 1: FEAST OF THE PROCESSION OF THE HOLY CROSS

AUG 1: DIVINE LITURGY - 6:00 PM. On August 1 it is a tradition to carry the wood of the Venerable Cross… [more]

AUG 1: FEAST OF THE PROCESSION OF THE HOLY CROSS AUG 1: FEAST OF THE PROCESSION OF THE HOLY CROSS

AUG 1 – AUG 14: DORMITION FAST

  We celebrate the Dormition of the Mother of God after this fasting period. By tradition, a Paraklesis… [more]

AUG 1 – AUG 14: DORMITION FAST AUG 1 - AUG 14: DORMITION FAST

MAY 28 – JUNE 29: THE APOSTLES’ FAST (FASTING REGULATIONS FROM FATHER MARK)

  The Apostles Fast is a fast which begins on the second Monday after Pentecost or the Monday after the Sunday of All Saints (May 28th) and ends on June 29, the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. The duration of this fast varies, depending on the date of Pascha.  This fast commemorates the preparation of… Continue Reading …

JUNE 23 & 24: 5TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

 JUNE 23: TYPIKA – 4:00 PM (SN); JUNE 24: TYPIKA – 10:00 AM. The Gospel Reading for this Sunday is from Matthew 8:28 – 9:1, Luke 1: 5-25, 57-68 & 76-80. In the reading Mt 8:28-9:1, Jesus Restores Two Demon-Possessed Men & cast the demons into the Pigs. In this reading Jesus is now in His public… Continue Reading …

JUNE 28: FEAST OF PETER & PAUL PREEMINENT APOSTLES (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

 JUNE 28: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – 6:30 PM. The feast day commemorates the Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul for their ministry of the teachings of Jesus and their martyrdom in Rome. We also complete the Apostle’s Fast on June 29th. The Gospel Reading is Matthew 16: 13-19 in which Peter declares Jesus the Messiah.… Continue Reading …

JUNE 30, JULY 1 & 2: SYNAXIS OF THE 12 APOSTLES, 6TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF THE ROBE OF THE THEOTOKOS (JULY 2)

 JUNE 30: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN); JULY 1: DIVINE LITURGY – 9:30 AM (SCM) NOTE NEW DIVINE LITURGY START TIME! The Gospel Reading for this Sunday is Matthew 9:1-8 in which Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man. We learn that not only does Jesus have authority, but we have an account of… Continue Reading …

JULY 5: COMMEMORATION OF VENERABLE FATHER ATHANASIUS OF MT. ATHOS

On July 5th we commemorate our Venerable Father Athanasius of Mount Athos. He was a monk who founded the monastic community on Mount Athos, which has since evolved into the greatest center of Orthodox Christian monasticism. Having completed his education, he withdrew into the desert of Maleinos near Athos, the Holy Mountain, where he lived the… Continue Reading …

JULY 7, 8 & 10: 7TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ANTHONY OF THE CAVES VENERABLE

 JULY 7: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY (SN)  – 4:00 PM; JULY 8: DIVINE LITURGY – 9:30 AM (SCM) NOTE NEW DIVINE LITURGY START TIME!; JULY 10: DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM, JULY 11: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM. In today’s Gospel Reading, Matthew 9:27-35, Two Blind Men are Healed. Today’s Gospel reading speaks of truths that are… Continue Reading …

JULY 14 & 15: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 1ST SIX ECUMENICAL COUNCILS (8TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST) & COMMEMORATION OF VLADIMIR THE GREAT EQUAL TO THE APOSTLES

 JULY 14: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM (SN); JULY 15: DIVINE LITURGY (SCM)- 9:30 AM. There are 2 Gospel readings on this Sunday. The first Gospel Reading is Matthew 14:14-22, The Feeding of the 5000, in which the passage of story concerns Christ’s feeding five thousand with five loaves and two fishes. Breaking bread together is… Continue Reading …

JULY 19 & 20: FEAST OF ELIJAH – GREAT PROPHET (SIMPLE HOLY DAY)

 JULY 19: GREAT VESPERS & BLESSING OF WHEELED TRANSPORTATION – 6:00 PM (SN); JULY 20: DIVINE LITURGY & BLESSING OF WHEELED TRANSPORTATION – 6:30 PM (SCM). This day commemorates the holy prophet Elijah who was taken into heaven on a fiery chariot and who was reading scripture while in his chariot. The glorious prophet Elias is… Continue Reading …

JULY 21, 22 & 24: 9TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF BORIS & GLEB MARTYRS (JULY 24)

JULY 21: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; JULY 22: DIVINE LITURGY – 9:30 AM; JULY 24: DIVINE LITURGY & CATECHISM – 11:00 AM. The Gospel reading this Sunday is Matthew 12: 22-34, which is about Jesus and Blind and Dumb Demoniac. A man is brought to Jesus who is possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb:… Continue Reading …

JULY 25: DORMITION OF ST. ANNA

JULY 25: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM (SN). On July 25th the Dormition of St. Anna, Mother of the Most Holy Theotokos, is commemorated. According to tradition, she died peacefully in Jerusalem at age 79, before the Annunciation to the Most Holy Theotokos.    

JULY 27: COMMEMORATION OF PANTELEIMON GREAT MARTYR

  Today we commemorate the Great Martyr Panteleimon. He was educated as a physician, and he “dedicated his life to the suffering, the sick, the unfortunate and the needy. He treated all those who turned to him without charge and did so in the name of Jesus Christ. He visited those held captive in prison. These… Continue Reading …

JULY 28 & 29: 10TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

JULY 28: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) – 4:00 PM; JULY 29: DIVINE LITURGY (SCM) – 9:30 AM. This Sunday’s Gospel reading is Matthew 17: 14-23 which tells us how Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Boy after His followers fail to do so. Why did Jesus’ closest followers not been able to heal the boy? Did they not… Continue Reading …

AUG 1: FEAST OF THE PROCESSION OF THE HOLY CROSS

AUG 1: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM. On August 1 it is a tradition to carry the wood of the Venerable Cross through the streets of Constantinople for the sanctification of the city starting in the beginning of August. This was done because illnesses were more common in August at that time. The relic of the… Continue Reading …

AUG 1 – AUG 14: DORMITION FAST

  We celebrate the Dormition of the Mother of God after this fasting period. By tradition, a Paraklesis (Small Service of Supplication to the Theotokos), sometimes called the Office of Consolation to the Most Holy Theotokos is sung daily during the Dormition Fast, August 1-14. It is a service of supplication for the welfare of the living.… Continue Reading …